ABC Innovation appoints Fairfax journalist Matt Buchanan to edit tablet app ‘The Brief’



ABC Innovation has appointed Fairfax Media journalist Matt Buchanan as editor of its soon to be released tablet app ‘The Brief’.

Buchanan has most recently worked with Fairfax Media as the news editor of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Tablet app and has worked as editor of the SMH’s summer reading supplement Summer Herald having also previously edited Fairfax Media’s The Diary for two years.

Angela Clark, ABC director of innovation, said: “Matt brings a breadth of skills across both traditional and digital media and he was someone who understood the challenges of this project and was excited by them. The Brief will aim to introduce new audiences to ABC’s content and it is almost certain we’ll make some mistakes along the way so we needed an Editor who was keen to explore new boundaries with us.”

‘The Brief’ is launching early next month and will showcase a selection of stories from across the ABC.

Buchanan said: “I’m thrilled to be the Editor of The Brief and to be part of the ABC Innovation team. They are at the forefront of digital media apps and it’s an area I’m really passionate about. The Brief is an exciting project, it’s something that doesn’t currently exist on the market with its combination of multimedia content and topical features.”


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