Talk Back Radio Builds Community – New Research

Margaret SimonsDec 15, 2008 2

Many forms of talkback help  build communities, social cohesion and identity formation, according to some recent research. Following on from my

Mark Day Gets it Wrong About JB Fairfax

Margaret SimonsDec 15, 2008 2

The Australian's media commentator, Mark Day, isn't often wr

Why ABC Managing Director Mark Scott Should be Worried

Margaret SimonsDec 15, 2008

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A Point of View about Stokes and the West Australian

Margaret SimonsDec 15, 2008

Michael Gorey, editor of the Border Watch and former West Australian Newspapers employee gives his take on recent events.

What We Need to Learn from Talk-Back Radio Demigods

Margaret SimonsDec 15, 2008 3

I was talking to a colleague last week about whether radio will survive the technological media revolution, and in what form. My take was that talk radio, particularly talk-back radi

Porn Consumers More Likely to Vote Green!

Margaret SimonsDec 12, 2008 7

My apologies in advance to all the people who Googled the word "porn" and ended up, well, here. I swear there is more to this post than an attempt to drive site traffic with the keyw

Max Uechtritz’s Interesting Move to Al Jazeera

Margaret SimonsDec 12, 2008 3

"It’s going to be a roller coaster but I’ll love it!" So says the redoubtable Max Uechtritz about his just-announced move from editor- in-chief of Ninemsn to run English programming

The Media Year in Review

Margaret SimonsDec 11, 2008

I was on Radio National's Media Report this morning, with Glenn Dyer of Crikey and Matthew Ricketson of The Age, talking about the year that has been in media, and the year that is to c

Signs of Hope – A New Australian Publication

Margaret SimonsDec 11, 2008 2

It's been a week for banging on in conventional ain't it awful ways about our major newspaper companies, and while all this is indeed cause for concern and must be documented, it gets m

Peter Fray Answers his Mobile Phone – and…

Margaret SimonsDec 10, 2008 3

I was trying to contact the editor of the Canberra Times, Peter Fray, last week to quiz him about whether he was indeed a front runner for the editor's job at the Sydney Mo