Media movers & shakers for 15 February 2022

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New Editor at the Herald on Sunday

Alanah Eriksen has commenced a new role as Editor of the Herald on Sunday, following her return from maternity leave. She was previously Deputy Head of News for the New Zealand Herald.

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The Platform confirms line-up

Sean Plunket has revealed further details about his soon-to-launch online radio station, The Platform. With the aim of holding mainstream media and government to account, The Platform will offer coverage, thought and commentary through its streaming talkback service, website and social media content.

  • Breakfast with Sean Plunket, 6am to 9am
  • Mornings with Michael Laws, 9am to noon
  • Afternoons with Leanne Malcolm, noon to 3pm
  • Drive with Martin Devlin, 3pm to 6pm

Ani O’Brien has been appointed Digital Editor of The Platform. The site will also feature opinion and comment from Chris Trotter, Don Brash, Karl du Fresne, Martyn Bradbury and Michael Bassett, among others. The Platform is expected to launch in the coming weeks.

New President of London’s Foreign Press Association

Daniel Faitaua has been elected President of London’s Foreign Press Association (FPA). He is the first New Zealand journalist in the FPA’s 134-year history to reach the top of the association.

Founded in 1888, the FPA is the oldest and largest association of foreign journalists, based in London, with a membership of around 500 correspondents from around the world.

Daniel has been working in London as TVNZ’s Europe Correspondent since 2019.

Amberleigh Jack joins Stuff

Amberleigh Jack has started as a Lifestyle and Entertainment Reporter at Stuff, based in Auckland. She was most recently a Freelance Writer, and prior to that worked at Rip It Up Magazine and MediaWorks NZ.

New Editor at Kiwi Gardener

Gaynor Stanley has been appointed Editor of Kiwi Gardener. She has worked with the magazine for several years as a Sub-Editor and, most recently, as a Freelance Contributor. Gaynor has also written for other Allied Press Magazines’ lifestyle titles and previously worked in communications.

Gaynor is open to receiving pitches relevant to local gardeners, especially recipes using seasonal produce, giveaways and story leads about people doing things that would interest Kiwi Gardener’s audience.

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Metro Magazine welcomes Lana Lopesi

Lana Lopesi has joined Metro Magazine as an Arts Editor. She was previously a Freelance Writer / Editor. Lana also previously held several roles at The Pantograph Punch, including as Acting Editor-in-Chief for two years until 2019.

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