Meet the Newsport Editorial Team

 

 

Jamie Jansen

Journalist & Communications

Jamie is our new communications team member at Newsport Publishing.

Originally from the Netherlands, where she finished her Bachelor of Journalism, she came to Australia to travel.

After exploring the west coast in a campervan, she decided to settle down for a while in beautiful Port Douglas.

Jamie started writing for Newsport and the Port Douglas Magazine as a freelance journalist.

In her new role she'll also be looking after communications with our clients and our social media platforms.

 

Howard Salkow

Senior Journalist

Howard Salkow has extensive Journalism, Public Relations and Event Management experience in a career spanning more than 35 years. Formerly from South Africa, where he established himself as a journalist, his career has taken him to Canada and Australia. He has been extensively published in newspapers, magazines and journals in South Africa, Canada, the United States, London and Australia. A major strength is his ability to write about most subjects 

Using his media experience and strong sports background, he played a significant role in the promotion, operational planning and event management of Canada’s two professional golf tournaments on the PGA and LPGA Tour respectively – the men’s Canadian Open and the ladies’ du Maurier Classic. He was instrumental in co-ordinating the establishment of a women’s professional golf tour in Canada, the du Maurier Series. In 1992 at Toronto’s SkyDome, he promoted a cricket match between then world champions Pakistan and a World X1 that included 19-year-old West Indian Brian Lara.    

He is a graduate in communications studies and management from Canadian and Australian universities. He made Port Douglas his home in February 2015.  

Howard has been with Newsport since 2016.

 

Paul Makin

Journalist

Paul Makin is a 60-year veteran of the radio & television industry and is one of Australia’s most enduring and versatile media personalities. Starting off his career as a cine-cameraman, he ventured into journalism in the seventies with 5KA Adelaide then 2UE Sydney as on-road reporter whilst presenting the program Night Watch.

He was the first reporter on the scene of the Granville Rail Disaster in 1977, the year he joined the top-rated Willesee at Seven Program, where he became a national media identity.

In 1980 he joined Radio 3UZ Melbourne, at which time he was assigned to Newport Rhode Island to cover Australia’s successful tilt at the Americas Cup. Whilst at 3UZ he travelled to Perth on a weekly basis to host the national TV game show $50,000 Letterbox.

From 1984, in a fifteen-year stint with Channel 10 Adelaide, Paul hosted from the news desk Makin’s Adelaide, State Affair and Great Mysteries of the World. He was a regular contributor to Bert Newton’s Good Morning Australia, as well as Entertainment Reporter and Senior Reporter for This Week.

He moved back into radio with 5AA Adelaide as a talk show host before joined Channel 7 Adelaide in 2000 to take up a Senior Reporter’s role with Today Tonight, undertaking various positions including Executive Producer & Host of the program. He left Adelaide in 2002 to join Today Tonight in Sydney.

Paul went on to fill a variety of radio roles in Sydney, including News Director and Presenter on national broadcaster Radio 2 and behind the microphone as a talk back announcer on Radio 2GB, 2UE and ABC News Radio.

Over the years Paul has acted in numerous stage shows, feature films and television series including iconic TV shows such as Cop Shop, Prisoner, Carsons Law and Flying Doctors.

Paul and his wife Marion currently operate Radio FAB FM Port Douglas.

 

Micheal Warren

Journalist

Born and raised in country NSW Michael Warren has held a lifelong passion for journalism.

Throughout his career he has worked for a number of newspapers and digital companies throughout NSW and Queensland.

In 2013 Michael won the prestigious best sports journalism in rural, regional and suburban Australia at the Australian sports commission sports media awards for a feature story on then NRL star Ben Barba.

Soon after he won best story at the Queensland multi media award in Cairns for a yarn about ex Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes which landed on the front page of major papers and websites across the country.

He loves writing about sport, crime matters and issues that reflect the interests of the local community.

Away from the desk he loves to hike and adventure. The long suffering Parramatta Eels fan likes listening to country music and enjoys watching anything that stars Ricky Gervais on television.

Jeremy Lebeuf

Journalist & Feature Writer

Hailing from the Great White North of Canada, Jeremy moved to the Tropical North of Australia in 2010 – he remembers the day he landed on Aussie soil vividly; the Canadian Men’s Hockey team just took gold in the Winter Olympics and he was floored when he hit a thick wall of humidity after getting off the plane in Cairns.

Jeremy studied Journalism on his path to broadcasting. After graduating he cut his teeth with the Corus Radio Group in Edmonton, Alberta - a company that had three stations – a 24 hour news, Top 40, and Country – for the first six months he was pretty much a content mule writing copy for each station.

Spending time in court rooms reporting on outcomes, compiling the words for Top 40 countdowns, researching country artists and producing radio scripts – he had ink in it all.

He quickly found his love of producing radio shows and commercials. Jeremy then got the call up to host his own show in the major market and finally a move as a Morning Show Host. After a stint of early mornings he traded them in for late nights with a move to musical theatre, but that’s a whole other song and dance.

As a passionate storyteller, over the years Jeremy has enjoyed helping brands find their voice and tell their story. Through creative public relation concepts, web and social media copy, blog posts or EDMs, he delivers sincere content that is on-brand.

Jeremy knows that content without flair and honesty is annoying and a waste of time, like those irritating popcorn kernels that refuse to pop at the bottom of the bag.

With Jeremy’s words + your brand’s narrative = content that will ignite the interest of your community to and discover your story.

 

Rosie Wang

Guest Columnist

Born and raised in London, Rosie holds a Diploma in Travel Journalism and Photography from London’s Morris College of Journalism, and has written for London-based TNT, the backpacker’s magazine of choice.

Rosie began her sales career in 1982, with London-based company On File, the world’s first interactive electronic daily information service.

In the UK, Rosie worked on both sides of the media industry fence, involved in marketing, sales and advertising for multinationals including IBM, Hasbro Toys, Revlon and Logica, and agencies Moxon, Dolphin and Kerby (Ted Bates Advertising), BCG Communications, and her own OrangeApple Media.

Before moving to Australia in 2010, Rosie embarked on what would become a 10-year journey around the world, living and diving in eight countries, which also involved working as a professional underwater photographer and videographer.

Rosie currently works as a licensed real estate agent in Port Douglas.

Rosie joined the Newsport team in 2013 and continues to contribute as a guest columnist.

Rosie is a regular at K-Star’s Tuesday Trivia at Paddy’s. A passionate advocate for the environment and animal welfare, Rosie volunteers as a walker with Port Douglas animal shelter, Paws and Claws.

 

Crispin Hull

Guest Columnist

Crispin Hull has written for The Canberra Times for 30 years on a huge range of topics, but mainly legal and constitutional before becoming Editor of the paper for seven years.

For about two decades, he handled the paper’s defamation work, was responsible for the selection of the letters to the Editor and wrote too many editorials to count.

He has contributed to both Federal and Australian Capital Territory parliamentary inquiries on defamation and freedom of speech.

He now teaches journalism at the University of Canberra; writes a weekly column for The Canberra Times and Newsport; writes the editorial matter for allhomes.com.au; contributes to other publications and appears intermittently on ABC radio and television; and occasional consultancy work (including website design and creation) and occasional public speaking.

Crispin is also the author of “The High Court of Australia 1903-2003” and “Canberra – Australia’s National Capital”.

Crispin and his wife live in Port Douglas.