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Discover the Southern Cross.
The Southern Cross is South Australia’s Catholic newspaper serving communities across the state. In each issue it contains stories and features about what’s happening in the Catholic community in Adelaide and surrounding regional areas.
The Southern Cross is now available in a digital format and a gloss magazine format. The digital version is free online, distributed to school students through electronic distribution to their family email addresses. 20,000 digital copies are distributed to schools every month (except January).
Printed copies of The Southern Cross are distributed to the greater community through churches, hospitals, clubs and retail outlets. The printed version is available in Parishes throughout the state at a cost of $2.00. There are 5000 printed copies. All advertisers appear in both publications – print and digital versions.
Paul Hamra / Managing Director
Paul is the managing director of Solstice Media and the publisher of its various titles. He has worked in media and marketing for 30 years in Australia and the US. Paul has been pioneering digital news publishing since he transformed the company's weekly newspaper, The Independent Weekly into InDaily.
Favourite app/site: Mashable
Appreciates: Port Willunga and Brett Whiteley artwork
Amanda Pepe / Publisher
Amanda Pepe is an experienced journalist and editor and Publisher of Solstice Media's various titles in South Australia. She has worked in media, marketing and management roles for more than 25 years.
Favourite app/site: Twitter
Appreciates: All things Italian, classical music
Audra Edginton / General Manager
Audra is the general manager of Solstice Media. Audra manages the day-to-day interactions with clients and staff. Audra has always been passionate about management. She loves people and organising them.
Favourite app/site: InDaily, Pocket Weather, eBay, Coles, RedStamp, My Fitness Pal.
Appreciates: Shopping and spending time with her children, family and friends
Jodie Vidakovic / Digital Commercial Manager
Jodie is the Commercial Digital Manager for InDaily, working closely with clients on their digital campaigns to best meet their advertising objectives. Jodie has almost ten years experience in media including press and digital.
Favourite app/site: Etsy, eBay, Pinterest & Instagram
Appreciates: Spending time with family, a good movie and travelling
Lee Theodoros / Special Events Manager
Lee joins Solstice Media from the State Government where she was Communications and Marketing Manager at Arts South Australia since returning to hometown Adelaide from New York in 2011 with her American family in tow. A journalist by trade, she has more than 25 years of experience working in digital and old school media across finance, business, politics and the arts in New York, Sydney and Adelaide. She has run a variety of websites and social media accounts and is otherwise known as gdaybklyn. Lee has attended and run the odd event in her time too, and will meld media and business nouse to co-produce a new roster of InDaily events.
Favourite app/site: Twitter, Instagram, InDaily and all things news related
Appreciates: peace, US political drama, social media antics, food, wine, fashion and the arts
Michael Benson / Business Development Manager
Michael works on The SA Mines and Energy Journal and The Southern Cross, managing advertising. Michael enjoys meeting and talking with people and getting to know their specific needs.
Favourite app/site: Google Maps
Appreciates: Red Wine
Leah Zahorujko / Digital Advertising Design Coordinator
Leah Zahorujko is a Digital Advertising Design Coordinator for InDaily. Her background is in Illustration and Graphic Design with experience working for both print and digital design. Her particular interests under the design umbrella are illustration, print design, web design and typography. She enjoys working with both traditional and digital media.
Favourite app/site: Instagram, Nike+, Spotify, Triple J, The Iconic, fashionbunker, grittypretty, and Tumblr
Appreciates: Art and design, history, fashion and style and living mindfully and holistically.
Grace O'Connell / Digital Advertising Design Coordinator
Grace is a Digital Advertising Design Coordinator at Solstice Media. Grace has recently completed a Bachelor of Media and Arts at the University of Adelaide, and has worked with a local fashion label. She enjoys working with and talking to people, all aspects of social media and likes to be very organised.
Favourite app/site: Google maps and Instagram
Appreciates: Good style, red wine, family and friends
Wayne Psaila / Online Producer
Wayne is the online producer of Solstice Media. He produces and manages all manner of creative and technical aspects of InDaily and other publications. Wayne has been in design and digital for over 23 years and brings a wealth of experience having worked with clients such as Liverpool FC, Mitsubishi, Warner Bros, DC Comics, Tourism Australia, Sass n Bide and Formula One.
Fav App/Site – Instagram & Twitter.
Appreciates – Family, football (round ball), music and film
David Washington / InDaily Editor
David is editor of InDaily, but also writes on topics as diverse as politics, football, science and agriculture. He began his career in journalism nearly 25 years ago and has been a federal political reporter, food writer, public servant and small business operator.
Most used App/Website: boingboing.net, guardian.co.uk, cooksillustrated.com
Appreciates: Cooking, gardening and music
Suzie Keen / Journalist And Features Editor
Suzie edits the features sections of InDaily, writes about arts, culture and travel, and manages a team of freelance reviewers. Her passion for journalism began as a teenager, and she has extensive experience as a news reporter, feature writer, sub-editor and editor working across a range of print and online media in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
Favourite app/site: Snapseed, Instagram, The Conversation, Facebook
Appreciates: Books, Bacchus and drama
Tom Richardson / Senior Journalist
A former SA Journalist Of The Year winner, Tom has more than a decade’s experience covering politics - amongst other things - for Channel 9, The Australian and The Advertiser. He joins InDaily as a full-time reporter having been a long-time contributor to its opinion pages.
Favourite App/Site: Twitter
Appreciates: Family, football, music, films
Mary Taylor / Senior Journalist
Mary has been working as a journalist for 25 years covering everything from agriculture and the arts, to food, wine, fashion and travel. Her career in journalism has taken her from country New South Wales and Europe to Sydney and back to Adelaide where she grew up. For Mary, the move from print media to digital is an exciting next step.
Favourite App/Site: Google
Appreciates: Good children and tidy bedrooms
Bension Siebert / Journalist
Bension covers design and general news content at InDaily. He has previously worked at ABC News and was a reporter for 891 Radio. His passion for journalism began while watching hard-hitting interviews of politicians.
Favourite app/site: Twitter, ABC News, Shazam
Appreciates: Books, music, fitness
Nat Rogers / Photographer
Nat has photographed commercially and editorially in Australia and Thailand. She is currently creating imagery for Solstice Media’s specialist publications, and online daily news coverage with InDaily. Nat’s passion for portraiture stems from her interest in people’s stories and their day-to-day lives.
Favourite app/site: Instagram and Strobist
Appreciates: Surfing and birds
Wendy Skinner / Finance Manager
Wendy is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of Solstice Media. She has 35 years of accounting experience and thrives on the “nuts and bolts” of the day to day financial requirements of a business.
Favourite app/site: Ezibuy.
Appreciates: A Clare Valley Riesling and my home
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