By MAMAMIA TEAM
Hello there and welcome to Open Post. For the first-timers, this is a weekly tradition on Mamamia where we come together and have a chat about what’s been happening in our lives. We share stories, trade advice and it’s also a chance for us to update you on what’s happening on the site, the office and any changes we have planned.
And with that delightful segue: We have some changes to update you about.
1. Sport on Saturdays
We’ll be launching a new regular weekend post here on Mamamia called ‘Sport on Saturdays’ which will be led by our Health/Wellbeing blogger Natalia Hawk (formerly Natalia Jastrzab – she is now going with the Anglicised version of her name which she says is easier to spell and pronounce).
Studies (and also eyes and ears) show that the coverage of women’s sport in the Australian media is woefully low. In fact women’s sports coverage makes up less than 10 per cent of all coverage. Horse racing gets more airtime that women’s sport.
So instead of simply complaining about it, Mamamia has decided to be part of the solution. Every Saturday we’ll be bringing you the highlights of women’s sport from the previous week. We’ll be publishing match results, interviews with athletes, feature stories on some of our favourite teams and even sending Nat along to try a few new sports herself.
Australia has so many outstanding women athletes and Mamamia is proud to be one of the only media outlets in the country that is bringing you dedicated and regular coverage of their achievements.
2. Mamamia is going Rogue
We’re excited to finally be able to tell you about something we’ve been working on for a few months now. This week we’re launching a new section the website: Mamamia Rogue.
In the spirit of Kevin Rudd, let us begin by asking ourselves a question about Mamamia Rogue. What the hell does it mean? Glad you asked.
Mamamia Rogue will be home to younger, cheekier and more viral style editorial content. It’s irreverant, edgy and raw. We’ll have videos, funny infographics, awesome photographs, silly twitter musings and our working tagline is: consider your boundaries pushed. Yes, there will be some rude bits.
This section of the site will be run by former editorial assistant Rosie Waterland (who first came to Mamamia as an intern), who we’re thrilled to be welcoming to the office in a full time capacity starting this week as editor of Mamamia Rogue.