About Genevieve Jacobs

Genevieve Jacobs has been a journalist for 30 years, working in print and radio. Her career began with rural newspapers on the South West Slopes, she has freelanced for national magazines and spent a decade with ABC Radio Canberra.

She sits on the Cultural Facilities Corporation board and chairs the Canberra International Music Festival. She is also a director of the Conflict Resolution Service. Genevieve was the inaugural chair of the arts minister's Creative Council, and inaugural co-chair of the Reconciliation Council. In 2021, Genevieve was made a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) for her services to broadcasting and the community.

Genevieve has an enduring interest in building community, and creating discussions that include us all. And she still loves nothing better than a good yarn.

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Chris Johnson joins Region team to head public sector coverage
Chris Johnson will join the Region team in mid-August as our Public Sector Editor. Chris is currently the editor of The Mandarin and will bring a wealth of public sector reporting experience to his new role. A Walkley Award-winning journalist, Chris is a longtime member of the Canberra Press Gallery at Parliament House. He was the bureau chief for Fairfax...
Craft ACT’s new director has a colourful vision for Canberra
Jodie Cunningham has always seen herself as something of a flamingo and the handle fits - tall, elegant, colourful and enquiring, the new director of Craft ACT says she is honoured to lead one of Canberra's longest-running membership organisations. An artist her entire life, Jodie loves colour, geometry, symbolism and Canberra, where she was born and bred. She's also a...
Ray White family takes a stake in Canberra real estate start-up Zango
Ray White, Australia's largest real estate group, has invested in Canberra start-up real estate portal Zango. It's a significant indication of the impact Zango has had on the Canberra market after facing down major resistance from the previously dominant Allhomes portal. Allhomes, also originally a Canberra start-up before its sale to Domain, is now owned by Channel 9, while Zango...
From the Outback to Canberra, meet Region Media’s new Social Media Manager
Region Media's newest hire, Damien Larkins, has come a long way in the last 20 years as he returns home to Canberra - all the way from Longreach, in fact. Damien joins Region Media as our Social Media Manager. He will manage our strategic engagement to more than 275,000 followers across Region's multiple social media platforms, including The RiotACT, About...
New Ainslie & Gorman board members herald an era of change for Arts Centres
They're among the city's oldest buildings, and they're thriving hubs for the arts, housing dozens of artists and arts organisations. Now the Ainslie & Gorman Arts Centres are also pioneering a new governance model for the city's arts facilities. Formerly the Gorman House Arts Centre Inc, the new company and registered charity is called Arts Capital and has appointed four...
Zango signs ‘game-changing’ new CEO
In a major move for the Canberra real estate market, Zango has today announced that former REA executive Darryn McRae will join the company as its new Chief Executive Officer. McRae leaves REA as its third longest-serving employee and a 19-year veteran of digital real estate marketing. REA Group is a leading global digital business and the owner of realestate.com.au....
Canberra’s Women in Business are a winning combination
Twenty five years ago, a group of Canberra women had a good idea to create an organisation founded by women and run solely for women to provide support and development opportunities for businesswomen in the Canberra region. Canberra Women in Business (CWB) was born. "There were not a lot of options for women in business in 1992," says CWB president...
Best friends at work: the rise of Canberra’s office dogs
A couple of months ago, Region Media made a real "hero hire". He's already had a major impact on morale, and his input was ranked highly by staff in our annual performance review cycle. Those achievements have been recognised with a plum HR role and a headshot in our media kit. His name? Mr Smiggle. Sure, he spends much of...
Canberra Times to be printed by the competition as ACM closes presses
After consultations with their printing staff in Canberra and several other sites, Australian Community Media has announced that they will cease printing permanently here in Canberra, at Ballarat and Murray Bridge. The Canberra and Murray Bridge sites will close at the end of August, while the Ballarat plant will cease printing on 2 October. There will be redundancies associated with...
Mill House provides the grist for businesses who want to do good
The global change in direction towards more ethically grounded business has found its way to Canberra, and the results are grist to the mill for community good. The Mill House Ventures is the social innovation node of the Canberra Innovation Network, and the vision behind the venture is to support, nurture and grow people who want to use business as...
Kim Treasure joins Region Media’s growing team
Senior regional journalist and editor Kim Treasure is joining Region Media in the role of content director as the media group continues to expand across the NSW South East. Most recently, Kim was Australian Community Media's managing editor for NSW South with responsibility for around 40 mastheads. Her role will be to oversee content and staffing across the RiotACT, About...
Canberra Times’ presses likely to be permanently mothballed
The Canberra Times has been named as one of four Australian Community Media sites where printing is likely to cease permanently. Print production last took place at Fyshwick in April. ACM announced then that operations would be paused for at least two months, at the same time as large numbers of regional newspapers were shelved until the end of June....
My Gungahlin joins the Region Media stable in our next phase of growth
Mark Scarborough’s engagement on the internet with his My Gungahlin site goes back to a time when Yellow Pages were his main competition – in digital terms, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. My Gungahlin is a fixture in the community, devoted to providing information about the Gungahlin region to residents, businesses and visitors to Gungahlin. We’re pleased to announce...
Stop the presses: The Canberra Times cancels Fyshwick printing, non-daily ACM titles suspended
In a sign of the deeply troubling times for legacy media companies, Australian Community Media, which now owns The Canberra Times, has announced today that they'll cease local printing operations for at least the next two months. The print editions of ACM's 14 daily newspapers, including The Canberra Times, Newcastle Herald and The Border Mail, are not affected by the...
Galia’s flexible approach to leadership makes Synergy shine
Local Leaders
Yoga on the grass outside the office might not be the very first thing you associate with the CEO of a dynamic professional services company. But Galia Cornish from Synergy is not your average corporate leader. The professional services firm is certainly a significant player in the Canberra market: it turns over around $85 million per annum and employs 325...
Region Media launches Chinese edition for local market
Sam Wong AM is completely unequivocal about how he feels about Canberra. "I think this is one of the best places in Australia and probably in the whole world," he says. And as Region Media launches our Chinese language version of the RiotACT at Lunar New Year, he happily agrees that accurate, well-sourced local information is one of the best...