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Bechwati enters Federal Parliament duties

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Jennifer Bechwati (photo credit: LinkedIn/SKY News)Jennifer Bechwati has started political reporting for Channel Seven – with the Parliament House as her assignment.

She joined the network this month following her exit after 18 months at SKY News Australia as a political reporter.

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5 Minutes with Daniel Van Boom

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From the WWE to Jiu-Jitsu, CNET’s Daniel Van Boom has a love for the mat. But as you’ll see in his 5 Minutes, he’s got some deep thoughts on longform writing too. Here we go.
What do you do and where does your work appear?
I write, and that writing appears on CNET dot com. 
Anything else in your career you’ve been known for?
Writing is the only thing I've done in my professional life. If journalism doesn't work out I am a ruined man. 
What did you really want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be Stone Cold Steve Austin. The Texas Rattlesnake. The Bionic Redneck.
Then in Year 5 I discovered the thrills of writing reviews – my mania for critiquing led me, at 11 years young, to write customer reviews on for games that hadn't even come out yet – and decided I wanted to be a video game critic at GameSpot. Got close enough. 
Which story or stories are you mo

Doyle to host SKY News Moore-Gilbert special

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Melissa Doyle is back before the TV cameras - as host of SKY News’ exclusive interview with Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert.

Premiering on 9 March, the special will see Doyle talk to Moore-Gilbert about her ordeal in Iran, which included a long jail term over spying charges. Tehran released her in a prisoner exchange in November 2020, but later claimed she was working with a former Bahrain MP to spy for Israel.

“Kylie is one of the most remarkable women I have had the privilege of interviewing. Her experience will both frighten and shock you, her determination to survive will leave you in awe, but above all, her grace and strength will inspire you,” said Doyle.

“I do not know how she survived years of hell – solitary confinement, starvation and the constant fear of what could happen next. Her dignity can only be admired.”

Johnson joins Elite Agent

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Realtor industry title Elite Agent has welcomed Daniel Johnson as news editor.

He took on the position after working part-time for several weeks while shuffling work with In Queensland.

Johnson previously sub-edited for News Corp Australia and Pagemasters.

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Bainbridge joins ESCAPE

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News Corp Australia travel brand ESCAPE has welcomed Jo Bainbridge to the crew as picture and commissioning editor.

She recently stepped down from six years of content production at the Medium Rare Content Agency.

Her photo experience includes photo editing for Daily Mail Australia’s newsdesk and content production at the G and C Photo Agency.

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Can we ever fix the plagiarism problem?

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It’s become part of the background noise of working as a digital journalist. Stumbling across a search that brings up some other version of a story you wrote living on some weird website that’s been scraping your outlet’s work. Or it might be closer to home, with local plagiarists big and small eager to take the easy path to covering the news without doing the legwork themselves.
As individuals, we despise seeing our words reused with zero attribution or with 98% of the text intact from a paragraph that we remember writing because we were particularly pleased with a certain turn of phrase. And we often wonder – is there a way to put an end to this once and for all?
We asked Australian media law experts for their thoughts on the matter to look at why it’s so hard and what could be done to improve the situation. All came back to the same core idea: copyright infringement is expensive and difficult to litigate, while plagiarism is an e

Edmond Tran appointed Screenhub managing editor

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Film, television and videogames website Screenhub has appointed former Australian editor of GameSpot, Edmond Tran as managing editor.
Tran arrives at the outlet having spent the past eight years at GameSpot and previously worked at CBS Interactive as a video producer for GameSpot, CNET, ZDNet and
He said he’s looking forward to moving into the role at Screenhub.
“I'm very pleased to be able to focus my energy on championing our local film, television,  and videogame industries,” Tran said. 
"There is so much excellent stuff happening in the world of screen media and Australians are a significant part of that. I look forward to shining a spotlight on a diverse range of people and projects, and  hopefully helping more folks realise the full breadth of experiences and opportunities these  wonderful mediums can offer." 
Content director George Dunford said welcomed Tran to the outlet.

Print IT! Late February 2021

By Seamus Byrne in Media News on
Loads of titles back on stands as the year gets back in full swing over recent weeks. This week we’re checking in on APC, Appliance Retailer, Camera, Circuit, and PC Powerplay.

How’s your home network? APC wants to help you make it ready for all the devices you want to throw at it with its cover feature this month. Plus there’s a big feature on the future of a lot of important tech that underpins everything else, like GPUs, coolers, storage and peripherals.
Opinion columns from Shaun Prescott, on the Trump ban from Twitter, and Joel Burgess, on the Google threat to drop Australia, have that tricky air of being behind the curve on two fast moving themes in the news cycle that monthly mags struggle to follow closely – but both do look at the bigger picture on the issues.
Nick Ross reviews the latest BenQ EW3280U monitor while Ben Mansill takes the delicious Alienware AW3821DW for an APC Hot Product award winning spin. Hope Corrigan deliver

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