F.Y.I.

Private Media launches The Daily Review

Private Media is to launch a new cultural website The Daily Review. The publisher has also confirmed the appointment of Paddy Manning as business editor of its subscription newsletter Crikey.

The announcement:

Crikey, Australia’s leading independent news source for politics, business, media and culture, has made the most significant investment in its editorial offering in its history, appointing two senior specialist reporters in Paddy Manning and Raymond Gill, ahead of the launch of a brand-new content portal.

Manning, a highly experienced business journalist, joins Crikey as business editor. Gill, one of the country’s best arts writers, will steer The Daily Review, a new Crikey website devoted to coverage of the cultural scene.

Crikey editor, Jason Whittaker, says it strengthens two core content offerings. “The Crikey philosophy is to tell the inside story — and Paddy and Raymond know what’s going on better than anyone. Having them on the beat each day for Crikey is such a valuable addition to our team, including our brilliant political editor Bernard Keane, media writer Matthew Knott and Australia’s best cartoonist in First Dog on the Moon”.

Publishing director of Private Media, Marina Go, added, “We are delighted to be able to invest in the quality and integrity of our journalism with these two senior appointments. With subscriber numbers at a record high, we’re offering the market even more compelling reasons to get on board.”

Manning, an author and award-winning journalist with stints at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australia Financial Review and The Australian, continues the Crikey tradition of going inside Australia’s boardrooms.

“Crikey has a reputation for its rabble-rousing corporate coverage and I’ve hit the ground running to build on this tradition,” he said.

Gill will act as editor of The Daily Review, to launch in November. He’s one of Australia’s most experienced arts journalists and editors, after a decade at The Age as the paper’s lead culture writer.

“Our aim for the site is to match the dynamism of the arts makers in this country by being entertaining, engaging and inclusive. The Daily Review will tap into the energy of the arts scene and provide an interactive space for it to be both celebrated and critiqued,” Gill said.

Alongside Manning and Gill will be experienced journalist Margot Saville, who joins the contributing team as Crikey’s Sydney reporter.

In the coming week Crikey will explore who really runs Australia with the release of its 2013 Power 50 List, powered by Volvo. The list will reveal the country’s most influential movers and shakers, marking the dawn of a new political and economic era.

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