Public Media

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 [...]

Kim Williams to replace Ita Buttrose as ABC Chair

2024-01-24T22:26:27+10:302024-01-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

The Guardian | January 24 |2024 |Tory Shepherd and Josh Butler Kim Williams, a former chief executive of News Corp Australia, will replace Ita Buttrose as chair of the ABC. Prime minister Anthony Albanese’s announcement follows union members’ vote of no confidence in managing director David Anderson The prime minister, announced Williams’ nomination on Wednesday morning. Buttrose said last year she and she will finish in the role in March. Albanese [...]

Kim Williams – Announced as Chairman of the ABC

2024-01-24T21:50:16+10:302024-01-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

The Guardian | January 24,2024 | Alan Sunderland Kim Williams is more than just a former Murdoch boss, but his new role does not make it his ABC. The public broadcaster is under siege. Williams must focus on bringing staff and management together again The ABC has a new chairman in Kim Williams and once again across the media landscape the hares are running. You can take your pick: he’s a former Murdoch [...]

Australians demand Independent ABC Board

2023-11-13T15:40:41+10:302023-11-13|About the ABC, Independence, Public Media|

70% Australians Demand Independent Selection for ABC Board Australia Institute The survey was taken between 29 August and 1 September 2023, with nationally representative samples by gender, age group and state/territory. A further 406 South Australians and 127 Queenslanders were sampled to produce more precise results, but weighting was used to ensure that people from these states were not over-represented in national results. Key findings: Seven in 10 [...]

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 [...]

Freedom of press barons

2023-09-24T13:54:57+09:302023-09-24|Public Media|

PEARLS AND IRRITATIONS -John Menadue's Public Policy Journal Geoff Davis September 23, 2023 The ‘disinformation’ (read: lies and bullshit) being propagated about the indigenous Voice to Parliament by the Murdoch media, among others, harms our society. It promotes division, celebrates and cultivates ignorance and bigotry, oppresses a minority and diminishes us all. Why do we tolerate such behaviour?   Such News Corp behaviour has become normal. Any person or any [...]

ABC chased its fountain of youth…

2023-07-28T17:50:51+09:302023-07-25|About the ABC, Public Media|

Sydney Morning Herald  Calum Jaspan | July 24, 2023 The ABC’s quest to woo younger audiences is being hamstrung by its stagnant budget and a structural shift towards streaming that threatens to undermine the public broadcaster’s ability to compete with the likes of Netflix. The ABC launched its new five-year plan last month, as it looks to address the key issue facing almost all traditional media companies: reaching a [...]

Labor to consider ways to protect ABC and SBS from future funding threats

2023-07-30T13:03:42+09:302023-07-24|About the ABC, Public Media|

The Guardian | Amanda Meade | July 20, 2023 Labor to consider ways to protect ABC and SBS from future funding threats Michelle Rowland says review into security of national broadcasters will consider options to support A review into the security of ABC and SBS funding will examine ways to protect the public broadcasters from future threats of privatisation and arbitrary funding cuts, the communications minister Michelle Rowland [...]

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