Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide
By Kirsten Perris | 20 April 2020
Series: Our favourite State Library eresources.
People often ask us what our most loved eresources are. Admittedly we all have a favourite, or two, or three. It’s hard to pick as there are so many wonderful State Library eresources available. In this series our Librarians and Library Technicians share with you their most favourite eresources and how they’ve been used to solve research queries.
Next in the series we look at Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide, a big favourite of Librarian Anne Reddacliff.
Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide database
So why is Margaret Gee's Australian Media Guide so fabulous?
It’s a very useful directory of the major Australian media outlets, with access to profiles, contact listings and so much more.
I was first introduced to this guide as a young librarian when a client asked me for the contact details of a Walkley Award winning journalist. A quick skim through our media eresources brought up Margaret Gee’s Australian Media Guide. What a revelation! Here you’ll find the contact details of every Australian news outlet and journalist you could imagine.
Need to give Natalie Barr some wardrobe advice? Margaret Gee’s Australian Media Guide will provide you with a contact phone number, email and station address. It’s the place to go when you want to get in touch with your favourite newsreader!
As a reference tool I have used Margaret Gee’s Australian Media Guide throughout my career to help clients track down journalists about potential stories or to find out who to approach when seeking a job in the Australian news media. The contact details of managing directors, program producers and editors for radio, television and print news outlets are all searchable in the Margaret Gee’s Australian Media Guide.
Group of friends gathered around a radio in Brisbane, ca. 1942
You can search by people, organisations or media outlets as well as get in touch with bloggers and people who work for local and national government agencies. In these times of uncertainty and fake news, Margaret Gee’s Australian Media Guide brings you trusted content for how to contact the people you need. That’s why it’s my favourite eresource.
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