Scroll to top

Eddie McGuire Loses Cool

Crikey founder Stephen Mayne incites strong passions. This blog post alleges he caused Eddie McGuire to lose his cool… UPDATE: Mayne’s own account of Eddie’s conduct.

ABC Radio – What Happens Now

So Sue Howard has gone as Director of ABC Radio. What happens now? I can now confirm that Howard’s departure is the precursor – and apparently the prerequisite – for a significant review of ABC Radio. The review will move fast now, and will be aimed at integrating and developing radio content across platforms, and […]

Friends of the ABC Media Release

The following just to hand from Friends of the ABC. NB Friends – read my previous post! Sue Howard’s Departure from ABC Friends of the ABC recognises the enormous contribution Sue Howard made to the ABC as a broadcaster. “However, in her time as head of Radio in more recent years, Friends  has been concerned […]

…and the email Howard sent to staff

Dear Colleagues, After almost 23 years in the ABC, I’ve decided that the time is right to leave my job and head for the next adventure. For the past few months I’ve been pondering the right time to go and although such decisions are never easy, I believe now is the right time to move […]

About this blog

Margaret Simons on Media

It’s Official. Sue Howard is Going.

The following media release just landed from the ABC. More later. SUE HOWARD ABC Director of Radio and Regional Content, Sue Howard has announced she will be leaving the Corporation this month after an exceptional 22 year career. “It’s very hard to leave something you are so passionate about, but in many ways this is […]

Channel Ten Cuts Staff

Channel Ten is cutting staff because of advertising downturns. Read more.

Confusion over Fairfax Bumper Editions, say Newsagents

The Australian Newsagents’ Blog – always a good place for goss – has this to say about Fairfax’s plans over Christmas: Circulation departments at Fairfax are confused about the company’s plans for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age over Christmas / New Year.   People from Tower Systems have made eight calls to Fairfax in pursuit […]

Back to the Personalities…

There seems to be little risk of harmony breaking out at the ABC any time soon. The boning of Director of Radio Sue Howard may have been welcomed by her enemies – and she has more than a few – but she also has friends and supporters, including some in senior positions who are seriously […]

The Future for the ABC and SBS – Public Service, not Public Broadcasting

Part of the back story to rumours of restructuring at the ABC is the government review of public broadcasting, presently underway. Submissions have now closed, and I hear there are a lot of them, but they have not yet been made public. The Government says it will consider the issues raised in the lead up […]

Are All Bloggers Journalists? I don’t think so…

I am a journalist who blogs. But are all bloggers journalists? I don’t think so,  but there is a good post on it from the non-journo blogger’s perspective here. UPDATE: Given the popularity of this post, I should have added that I think it depends on how you define “bloggers”. I think the word is […]