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ABC Opens its Archives – Slowly

ABC Opens its Archives – Slowly

The richest repository of cultural material in the country would have to be the ABC – so it is exciting and maybe even alarming to hear that Auntie is experimenting with the idea of opening up its archives so that members of the public can access and even re-use and remix the material. The experiment […]

Radio National Podcasting and Audience Figures

Radio National Podcasting and Audience Figures

Back to blogging after a few days’ break, and something to chew on for the new year. A few weeks ago I asked the ABC if it would release the figures on Radio National podcasting and broadcast audience numbers. Sometimes you ask and you get. The ABC has released  these figures. So far as I […]

Another Submission on Public Broadcasting

Another Submission on Public Broadcasting

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (the journo’s union) has published its submission to the public broadcasting review. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I am told that in all around 2400 submissions have been received.

Friends of the ABC Media Release

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

…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 […]

It’s Official. Sue Howard is Going.

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 […]

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

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 […]

Sue Howard Update and A-Span Bummer

Sue Howard Update and A-Span Bummer

I can update and firm up some aspects of my Crikey piece on the departure of Sue Howard as ABC Director of Radio, and the context. But far more worrying than any of this for the ABC is what I have heard from Canberra this afternoon. The muttering in the corridors of power tends to […]

Interesting questions to the ABC

Interesting questions to the ABC

An interesting Q&A with the ABC at Senate Estimates. Of particular interest to Radio National afficianados: Topic: Radio National axing Senator Ludlam asked: Can you describe how the decisions were made to axe the radio national programmes which were announced last week? Answer: The changes to the Radio National broadcast schedule in 2009 were made […]