Despite the media furore about the ABC, Malcolm Turnbull never asked his close friend, Justin Milne to sack their reporters. Milne’s new job for Mal is entirely coincidental.
This week’s drama with the ABC illuminates the power that journalists still hold, and how they will continue to hold power over the politicians who look to seek influence over them.
Nauru has decided to muzzle the press from reporting what it sees, but the only thing that Malcolm Turnbull can offer is regret. Try harder, Mal.
Over the weekend we discovered that the Coalition wants to privatise the ABC. While that won’t happen, something else is at play.
The ABC has had its funding “frozen” in the budget. No matter though, it’s just a matter of tightening one’s belt. And making do with less. Well, nothing.
Who leaked the Cabinet Papers? Probably one of the usual suspects. Make the witch hunt fun with our media blame game bingo!
The new media laws are set to raze the landscape, with old voices and new operating at an increasingly hysterical pitch. Their first target, our balanced public broadcasters.
The two cases of Abdel-Magied and Quadrant display how quick we are to judge, and show our inability to differentiate between something worth our outrage, and something not.
We spoke with the executive producer behind Q&A, Peter McEvoy and discovered how they pick the tweets that appear on the show, how they assemble the audience and how they ensure the conversation is genuinely national.
Morn-o. What happened while you were asleep? The usual brutality, so we’re ignoring it. We’re having a no-Trump morning. Hooray!
I fear that the continued cuts to the ABC will exacerbate the issue, not solve it. For the move away from the mass media is the issue, not the perceived “state-run” nature of it.
Sweet, sweet Humpday. I’ll stop. What happened while you were asleep? Well, McDonalds benched Ronald, One Nation pushed for far-Right media in Australia, and in Norway a very rare and pointless thing occurred…
As her favourite radio host is now on holidays, Ingeborg van Teeseling explains the unique and strangely real relationships we form with our chosen media figureheads.
Media junkie Sam Blacker explains what is lost (and sometimes gained) when a TV series is adapted from one country to another.
Michael Burrill’s #CurrentAffairsWrap covers the Zaky Mallah fallout, anti-terror legislation overseas and accusations from Nauru.
Rainer the Cabbie has stumbled upon a great documentary on the ANZAC legend that he wants to share with the TBS community – “Lest We Forget what?”, airing on the ABC tonight.
The great ABC debate is a case of perfectionism vs. neutrality and Ash Imani argues that the greater position is the one that provides the people the most varied cultural life.
The newsrooms of the Australian media are a literal “Broadcast Battleground”, but what would happen if the newsreaders in each were given the chance to ACTUALLY physically take on their competition? “The Feed” has the answer.
Tom Jacobs feels an ABC allied to the artistic, scientific and intellectual community is understandable when there’s a fat kid on the other end of the media see-saw using his wallet for extra weight.
With looming cuts to the ABC and SBS care of the Abbott government’s austerity budget, Elise Bottle sees the days of quality programming a distant “Twilight” we may never witness again.
Given the tepid nanny-state path QandA and its host Tony Jones are going down, if the Age of Protest isn’t dead, TBS Editor PB is pretty certain its on its last legs.
Rumours swirl of ABC cuts in Treasurer Joe Hockey’s impending #emergencybudget, but GetUp! and nearly 250000 Australians are doing their bit to #saveourABC