Media's Toughest Gatekeepers

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10th Feb 2015

6:00pm - 8:30pm

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Settler's Hall, Waterfront Restaurant

27 Circular Quay W (entry via Hickson Road) The Rocks NSW 2000
The Rocks NSW 2000

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    How will you get your story past the medias toughest gatekeepers in 2015? Find out at our 10 February event as we speak to writers and editors from Australia's leading media publications.

    Join us for the first Networx of 2015 and expand your network of media, PR and marketing contacts, whilst gaining valuable insights into the media.   

    Our panel of speakers will discuss:

    • Getting noticed in a busy newsroom – what does it take?
    • The do’s and don’ts of pitching a story
    • Taking a story beyond the page. Insights into using multiple platforms.
    • Broadcast interviews – how prepared is your spokesperson?
    • Relationships with the media – how valuable are they?
    • The Media agenda – what will make the cut in 2015 

    Who would benefit from attending:

    • Marketing, digital and communication professionals
    • Business owners & directors

    Event giveaways:

    • A premium hamper from Hamper's Only valued at $174.95
    • A dining experience at Waterfront Restaurant valued at $100
    • A $100 'Day in the Life of Eat Fit Food' pack valued at $100
    • 1 x Double pass to Palace Cinemas valued at $40
    • Each guest will also recieve a $25 gift voucher courtesy of Rose's Only 
    • UBER has teamed up with Networx Sydney to give new users a free first ride up to $40. It's simple: download the UBER app, use the promo code NetworxSYD, request when you need a car and enjoy the ride! 
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Here’s a sneaky peek at the speakers for this event.

Lisa Davies

Lisa Davies

Deputy News Director, Sydney Morning Herald

Lisa is the Deputy News Director at The Sydney Morning Herald and a senior member of the Herald's editorial management team. She is responsible for driving the news agenda across all print and digital platforms. She has had a particular focus on crime reporting in her career, covering the Dianne Brimble inquest, the murder trials of Gordon Wood and Oscar Pistorius, and written a book about the inspiring recovery of Sydney bashing victim, Lauren Huxley. 


Dan Mullins

Dan Mullins

Breakfast Producer, 2GB

Dan Mullins has been a producer on the Alan Jones Breakfast Program on 2GB since 2004.   For the past seven years he’s presented once-weekly segment the ‘Bush Telegraph’ and for the last two years the twice-weekly ‘Streets of Sydney’ segment.

Dan has also presented programs on 2GB and network stations around Australia on weekends. Dan can currently be heard on ‘Indulge with Dan and Ben’, a program about the liquor industry from 10 to midnight Friday nights on 2GB and network stations. Prior to working in the radio industry Dan was a senior marketing and sales executive and professional musician.


Natasha Dragun

Natasha Dragun

Managing Editor, MiNDFOOD and MiNDFOOD STYLE

Natasha Dragun is the Managing Editor of MiNDFOOD and MiNDFOOD STYLE – the former one of Australia and New Zealand’s fastest-growing smart-thinking publications, the latter a 360+ page fashion magazine designed for the New Zealand market. 

  One of the great strengths of both titles is their multi-platform approach to publishing: in addition to the magazine, the MiNDFOOD website is updated multiple times daily and includes TV and radio; the app has been awarded “Best App” two years in a row by the Apple Store; the company sends out more than 400,000 newsletters a week; and there’s a growing suite of social media offerings.    Natasha has more than 15 years’ experience in the media industry, with recent roles as Managing Editor of Vacations & Travel and Deputy Editor of DestinAsian. Natasha spent nine years living in Asia (Beijing and Jakarta), where she contributed to the likes of CNN, the Robb Report, TTG Asia, Sphere UK, Sky News, International Traveller and more.   
Lucie McGeoch

Lucie McGeoch

Supervising Producer, The Morning Show and The Daily Edition (Channel Seven)

Lucie McGeoch has spent over 10 years trying to recover from an addiction to the daily deadline. Beginning with a cadetship in news and current affairs with the Nine Network, Lucie has worked across a broad cross-section of Australia's commercial media. After a short stint in the Nine newsroom, she entered the highly competitive world of 6.30pm television, working as a junior producer on "A Current Affair". 

In 2007 Lucie briefly swapped "promos" for "cover lines" working in the equally cut-throat world of weekly magazines as News Editor for Woman’s Day. After one year in print the excitement of the daily adrenalin rush lured her back to TV where Lucie joined the Seven Network on the Today Tonight team as a Senior Producer. Lucie was then promoted to Chief of Staff of Today Tonight in 2011. In 2013 Lucie took the amazing opportunity to help start up a new afternoon show on Seven, The Daily Edition as Supervising Producer. Lucie is now supervising producer of both The Morning Show and The Daily Edition where she feels honoured to be part of such a talented and dedicated team.  


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