November 21, 2014
Nextmedia has today announced that Brett Winterford, the long serving Editor of iTnews.com.au, will leave the company at the end of the year after accepting a position in the financial services sector.
During his six years at iTnews, the publication has shaped itself as Australia’s most trusted news resource for IT professionals.
The brand has tripled its audience and won a number of awards including ‘Best Title’ (Gold Lizzie), ‘Best Business Technology Title’, ‘Best Web Site’ at 2010 Media Connect Awards and ‘Best News Title’ at the 2013 Media Connect Awards.
iTnews continues to boast an award-winning news team, which includes Penny Wolf, Allie Coyne (Best New Journalist 2013), Paris Cowan, Juha Saarinen and many of the country’s best freelance technology writers.
Nextmedia has announced several important appointments and promotions to the iTnews editorial team. Penny Wolf has been appointed Editor of iTnews after doing an outstanding job as Deputy Editor since April 2014. Wolf is an experienced communications professional and was most recently APAC Communications Director for Oracle.
Allie Coyne has been promoted into the role of News Editor and will run the iTnews news desk. Paris Cowan has been promoted to the position of Senior Journalist – Features. The iTnews team will also be expanded over the coming months with the hire of additional journalists and technology specialists.
David Gardiner, CEO of Nextmedia said “Brett has been a strong ambassador for the iTnews brand and developed the industry’s best editorial team. He has been recognised by the industry with many awards and I want to thank him and wish him well with his next challenge.”
Commenting on the iTnews appointments he said “Penny has invigorated the iTnews brand with her communications skills and professionalism and I am delighted she has agreed to take iTnews to the next level. Her efforts will be supported by two of the best business journalists in the country – Allie Coyne and Paris Cowan – both whom have proven more than capable of stepping up to new roles”