Mediaweek is an Australian weekly trade magazine serving news regarding the Australian newspaper, television, radio, magazine and outdoor advertising industries. It is published as a weekday email digest (Mediaweek Morning Report), daily online at mediaweek.com.au, and a weekly hardcopy magazine.
History and profile
Mediaweek was founded by Philip Luker, an Australian publisher, in 1990, and was later expanded to cover Entertainment Media industries.
Regular content includes Person of the Week, Inside News Brands, Inside Radio, Inside Magazines, Inside Digital, Inside Television, and Inside Subscription TV. The weekly magazine additionally has a spread of photos from various media events from the week, and a column called Media People, which highlights the biggest movements in the industry. Other than this, the title carries radio ratings eight times a year, and magazine and newspaper readership and circulation figures twice a year.
The current editor and publisher is James Manning, who took over the post in 1999. The founder of website Televised Revolution, Dan Barrett, is the deputy editor of the magazine. Meanwhile, Kruti Joshi is the digital editor, Brian Watson is the sub-editor, Sam Caldwell is the editorial assistant, and Justine Scott is the art director.
James Manning co-hosts a weekly television programme titled MediaWeek on the Sky News Business Channel on Thursday afternoons, which features media industry news, conducts interviews with media executives as well as stock performances of media companies. Manning co-hosts the show with a rotating presenter from the Sky News Business Channel, including Bridie Barry and Nadine Blayney.