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Domain marked for return

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Domain (photo credit: Fairfax Media/Nine NetworkLeading property title Domain is set to return to print.

The Nine Network confirmed that the Australian Financial Review will carry Domain once more, starting with the 31 July 2020 edition. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald will follow suit on 1 August.

Melbourne’s Domain Review will start republishing on 5 August, but Domain Prestige insert will be brought back into The Australian Financial Review’s Wednesday editions sometime in the spring. 

Nine withdrew Domain from circulation in March this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Our magazines have always been an important way that we communicate with our audience on their property journey, and are integral to our multi-platform publishing. As we start to see encouraging signs in the property market, it’s a great time to bring back these much loved publications,” explained Domain CEO Jason Pellegrino.

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Ahern leads new STEM publication

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Ex-Cosmos Media CEO/co-founder Kylie Ahern has come forward with a new STEM newsletter called The Brilliant.

Scheduled for release every Thursdays, the publication is designed to educate the public on STEM-related matters, including profilers on leading researchers and new scientific advances. 

It will also support the advocacies of industry body STEM Matters, of which Ahern is the CEO. 

“There’s definitely a hunger from within the STEM sector, and from the wider community to hear from the experts and be inspired by the progress and results in meeting the biggest challenges that we face as a society. The Brilliant plugs that knowledge gap,” said Ahern.

The plan calls for The Brilliant to be published as a free newsletter, with paid advertisers to follow if readership grows.

Catching up with David Hague on the Australian Videocamera journey

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David Hague is an industry stalwart and has been carving his own path with his Australian Videocamera website and e-magazine for a good long time now. We asked him a few questions to help catch us up on his approach and how the efforts have been going.
 
How long have you been running in this format now? How often has it been tweaked along the way?
About 7 years now. Major tweak was going from web only to jointly with an interactive approximately monthly PDF once I discovered how to embed video into a PDF as a streaming file (NOT an easy task!). Adobe tell me they have made this easier in the latest updates of InDesign and I am investigating this now.
 
We have also changed from the original monthly magazine template designed web hosting system to a flexible WordsPress one (3 years ago). We did a brief flirt with a name change to Film Video and Virtual Reality (and the website still reflects this behind the scenes) but it didn’t have the right “ring&rdq

Stock assumes Weekend Herald-Sun editor spot

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The Melbourne Herald-Sun has appointed Dan Stock as its new weekends editor.

The remit calls for him to focus on celebrity profiles and new lifestyle material relatable to Victoria readers.

He has been with the paper for over six years, primarily as Victoria food and restaurant writer. 

He also contributes for Delicious.com.au.

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Kitchin opens new publishing firm

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Magazine editor Sido Kitchin is going forward with a new company called School Road Publishing (pictured).

The company is slated to produce four new titles in print and digital form starting October 2020. 

School Road will be Kitchin’s first major undertaking since wrapping up as editorial director of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly, Australian Women’s Weekly, Woman’s Day, and Lucky Break when Bauer Media closed down its NZ division. 

Former Bauer Media ANZ CEO Stanley Dykzeul has agreed to be School Road’s new consultant.

“I know how much New Zealanders love magazines, taking them into their hearts and homes across generations. It’s a buoyant market for mags right now and in a COVID world, readers are relishing the comfort, connection and inspiration they bring. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to create fresh, new titles that will enhance Kiwi lives with 100 percent locally-generated content and I look forward to anno

In praise of sub-editors

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Throughout my two decades in the media they’ve been under threat from tightening budgets and leadership that doesn’t much care for finesse work. So here’s a quick shout out to those unsung heroes of the industry – the sub-editors.
 
I’ve had a lucky run over the years to have worked with subs at Next Media, Allure Media, CBS Interactive, and ScienceAlert. That’s a pretty amazing run through an awful lot of my career – and through periods when subs were being dropped out of budgets all over the industry.
 
Like all the best support roles in this world, most people only notice a sub when they weren’t there to save an egregious error from being missed in plain sight. But a good sub can do so much more than just fix a few words and point out mistakes.
 
Subs can be guardians of style, champions of voice and flow, and trusted advisors when you really want to make a feature sing. What is missing? What needs more substa

Pezeshki joins Chattr

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Ariana Pezeshki has signed on with young-adult content platform Chattr as its sub-editor.

She had previously written for Happs and was recently a freelance reporter for Pacific Magazines.

Follow Pezeshki on LinkedIn.

5 minutes with Alex Walker

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Alex Walker joins Influencing this week for our latest 5 Minutes, with plenty of thoughts on his journey through journo land.
 
What do you do and where does your work appear?
I'm the editor of Kotaku Australia, and all my stuff appears on https://www.kotaku.com.au
 
Anything else in your career you’ve been known for?
I basically led all the gaming coverage for ABC Technology + Games, I've written for PC Powerplay, Cybershack, games.on.net when that was around. Main thing was doing a lot of esports coverage for the first decade of my career, but my job now requires me to be more of a generalist. Before that, I used to run a lot of esports -- just gaming in those days -- tournaments around Sydney, which was a great experience.
 
What did you really want to be when you were growing up?
An astronomer!
 
Which story or stories are you most proud of?
Writing about drugs in esports, an interview with my Discord impersonator, breaking local stories th

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