News Caroline Overington steps back from Oz Media Diary July 22, 2011 12:05 by Tim Burrowes 5 The Australian’s Media Diary editor Caroline Overington is to switch roles, becoming a writer on the relaunched Weekend Australian magazine. Her new role starts in three weeks’ time. Mumbrella understands that no replacement has yet been appointed. Tim Burrowes Tim Burrowes is the founder and content director of Mumbrella. He's written about media and marketing in Australia, the Middle East and the UK. topics Caroline Overington, journalism, Media, The Australian Share Tweet Share Comments: 5 Add Comment Caroline Overington 22 Jul 11 I can confirm that. I’ve loved doing Media Diary, but we are re-launching the Weekend Australian Magazine in a new, larger format, and when a role opened up for a writer … I ran half-way across the office to try to secure it. I shall miss you, Tim. C Reply Keef 22 Jul 11 Is it just me or has The OZ’s Media section gone downhill lately? And in all truth found Overington’s column too ornery and gossipy. Reply Cory 22 Jul 11 Ha. I would have thought someone needed a break from Media Diary. The last few entries vis-à-vis crikey have been a little embarrassing for a national paper. Reply zumabeach 22 Jul 11 Here we go again! This thing has had more relaunches than the space shuttle. It faded away to irrelevence under the last couple of editors when the budget and staff were slashed to the bone but new girl in charge, Christine Middap, is rumoured to be a big favourite of John Hartigan and therefore Oz editor Chris Mitchell – and so it seems the money tap has suddenly been turned on again. The truth is the newspaper magazines, both from News and Fairfax, have never recovered from the GFC and these days are as skinny as a Somalian refugee in search of a feed. Oh, well, let’s reinvent the wheel … again. Reply Liza 25 Jul 11 Love your writing Caroline. Looking forward to some good reads. Reply Have your say Name Email Address (optional) Website (optional) ADVERTISEMENT Most Discussed 122 Comments Sky News drops Outsiders from schedule after sacking of Mark Latham 50 Comments Sky News sacks Mark Latham and refuses to say whether Outsiders will remain on air 47 Comments Why that Pepsi ad isn’t as bad as you think it is 36 Comments 457 visa axing to hurt PR industry with ‘PR manager’ to be removed from temporary visa list 34 Comments Job cuts, one brand and the future: Will Fairfax get it right this time around?