The IMAA Academy’s Publishing & News101 module comes to Brisbane

Publishing & News101 learning module, via industry body ThinkNewsBrands and the Independent Media Agencies of Australia (IMAA), has arrived in Brisbane.

The program delves into Australia’s dynamic news publishing media landscape, spotlighting the rise of multifaceted offerings across various platforms including news websites, news apps, category content publications, and printed news.

The IMAA Academy’s Publishing&News101 module comes to Brisbane

“Education and professional development are paramount in navigating the ever-evolving landscape of media and advertising,” said ThinkNewsBrands CEO, Vanessa Lyons.

“We are proud to have extended our Publishing & News101 module to independent media agencies in both Queensland and New South Wales, impacting a significant number of professionals in the industry.

“As we look ahead, we remain committed to expanding this educational series across Australia, empowering even more individuals to unlock the full potential of news publishing media.”

Attendees heard from an industry wide panel featuring Nine’s Editor of the Brisbane Times, Sean Parnell, and News Corp Australia’s Agency Sales Manager, Tara Duncan.

The panel session covered topics ranging from the evolution and breadth of developing editorial content, to the enhanced integration of audience-led insights for both editorial and commercial teams.

The discussion also explored modern-day approaches to ensure journalistic integrity is always maintained, as well as how agency teams can collaborate with news publishers to achieve greater outcomes for their clients.

IMAAs CEO, Sam Buchannan, said IMAA is committed to aligning the media industry with one training program, which is the driving force behind creating the IMAA Academy.

“We sincerely appreciate the collaborative effort of ThinkNewsBrands and our media publishers Seven West Media, News Corp Australia, and Nine in introducing the Publishing&News101 module directly to the Queensland market,” he said.

“This partnership underscores the significance of this channel and its integral role within the marketing mix. Yesterday’s event attendance emphasised the market’s growing interest in the advancements within Publishing & News, highlighting its importance as a channel worthy of exploration, and we are excited to continue its rollout.”

“We congratulate all the attendees who received certification and graduated.”

About Independent Media Agencies Australia

The IMAA was established in February 2020 as a new, national industry body that represents Australia’s independent media agencies. The IMAA promotes the benefits of working with independent media agencies, build awareness and respect for the sector, create a knowledge sharing forum and help build the Australian economy through supporting 100% Australian owned businesses.