Digital Media

The Conversation – Kim Williams

2024-06-23T11:05:52+09:302024-06-23|About the ABC, Digital Media, Independence, Public Media, Solial Media|

ABC chair Kim Williams calls for public broadcaster to be ‘national campfire’ and to understand its audiences better June 19, 2024 Misha Ketchell  – Editor New ABC chair KimWilliams has said the public broadcaster should become a reimagined “National Campfire”, fostering a stronger sense of community togetherness and conversation in a world increasingly fragmented by social media. Williams also said the ABC must understand its audiences better and warned [...]

ABC Chair ‘areas for improvement’

2024-06-20T13:35:38+09:302024-06-20|About the ABC, Digital Media, Independence, Public Media, Solial Media|

The Guardian | Amanda Meade | June 19,2024ABC has ‘areas for improvement’ but can be force for ‘togetherness’, broadcaster’s chair says In wide-ranging speech, Kim Williams says digital age has led to ‘fragmentation’ at the ABC and warns against ‘insidious and dangerous’ ideas of censorship ABC chair Kim Williams has outlined his vision for the ABC as a cultural force for national cohesion in the face of threats from the [...]

Social Media Announcement

2024-05-14T12:33:29+09:302024-05-14|Digital Media, Solial Media|

May 12, 2024: Today I have announced that the Malinauskas Government is taking nation-leading action to protect our children from social media. We’re examining banning children under the age of 14 from having social media accounts. South Australia would also require parental consent for children aged 14 to 15 to have a social media account. We are seeing mounting evidence from experts of the adverse impact of social media on [...]

Kim Williams and ABC Turmoil

2024-02-09T12:31:56+10:302024-02-09|About the ABC, Digital Media, Public Media|

Can Kim Williams resolve the ABC turmoil? The Saturday Paper | February 3, 2024 | Quentin Dempster As a child, Kim Williams was obsessed with Lego. At the age of 11, he became the national champion. His mind has always been analytical. He has always wanted to be excellent. In business, he has a reputation as a fierce interrogator of data. His management style is fixed on the practical [...]

Inside the overhaul at the ABC

2023-12-23T16:12:58+10:302023-12-23|About the ABC, Digital Media|

The Saturday Paper   December 23, 2023 | Scott Mitchell Six months into a landmark restructure, with more staff leaving and show cancellations mounting, there are increasing doubts over whether the ABC’sstrategy to secure its future with a younger audience can succeed. The national broadcaster’s internal ructions found strong public resonance this month with the axing of The Drum. For some viewers lamenting the demise of the current affairs panel [...]

Are Streaming services willing the battle ?

2023-11-12T18:25:58+10:302023-11-12|Digital Media, Solial Media|

The streaming services winning the battle for attention, and the feature Australians want. SBS web site  Source: AAP / Jenny Kane/AP It's not subscription platforms like Netflix that Australians are spending the most time watching, according to a new report, which also revealed they want a feature that would make finding content easier. Australians are steadily reducing streaming services subscriptions amid cost of living pressures, a new report has [...]

Digital News Report

2023-10-24T15:36:26+10:302023-10-24|Digital Media, Public Media, Solial Media|

University of Canberra Digital News Report 2023 Description This report is part of a long-running international survey coordinated by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism based at Oxford University. The report delivers comparative data on media usage in 46 countries and across 6 continents. There is good news for the industry this year. The number of people paying [...]

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