The Guardian launches Australian Media Blog and diary column The Weekly Beast

media blog australiaThe Guardian has launched a dedicated site for media news called Media Blog Australia which will be published on a Monday pitting it against the media sections for The Australian and Australian Financial Review.

Amanda Meade, who spent more than a decade writing The Australian’s Media Diary, will now write her own Monday column called The Weekly Beast.

“Our readers love media stories and so we’ve signed Amanda Meade to develop a regular media blog in addition to the news articles she already does for us. That blog soft launched about a week or so ago and we expect it to build,” said Emily Wilson, editor, Guardian Australia.

The first edition of The Weekly Beast reports the ABC is likely to appoint Tom Switzer to Radio National, sees New Matilda editor Chris Graham reject suggestions of hacking and a dose of Walkley awards news.

Meade tweetsMeade took redundancy from The Australian in November 2012 after 18 years with the newspaper.

She began writing as a freelancer for The Guardian Australia following its launch last year before accepting a role as its media correspondent earlier this year.

In the UK The Guardian has one of the most established and widely-read media sections in the industry.

Nic Christensen


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