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Health Reporter appoints Louise Johnson as editor

Louise Johnson has been appointed editor of Health Reporter, a website covering health news that launched earlier this month.

The announcement:

The Health Reporter, a new daily breaking news and opinion website focussed on Australia’s health system, has announced its first significant hire with the appointment of experienced digital journalist Louise Johnson to the position of Editor.

Johnson, whose work credits include stints as managing editor of NetGuide magazine in Australia and New Zealand, online media specialist at SEEK and as a content producer for Endemol working on cross media content for their Big Brother properties, has been working as a freelance journalist and digital consultant for a number of local and international clients for the past decade including a number of international business publications and as editorial director/producer at digital agency Clear Light Digital. She began her career as a journalist.

“I’m very excited to be able to be working on a unique start up in the health sector,” Johnson said. “We have a number of ideas and initiatives for the site which has already attracted a great deal of interest in the first few weeks since launching.”

Scorp Media, which owns the Health Reporter, said it was great coup to have someone with Johnson’s experience taking over the day to day management and editorial direction of the fledgling website.

“We’ve used the first few weeks since launching the site to get the brand out into the market and the response has been very strong. Having Louise on board to partner with our senior journalist Cheryl Critchley in building the audience and setting the editorial direction for the Health Reporter is a big step forward,” Scorp Media director Michael Riley said.

“Louise has a number of ideas around content and strategy that will make a significant difference to the website offering.”

Source: Health Reporter press release

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