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David Salter

Journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.

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Sheridan's screed in today's Oz

David SalterSep 22, 2015

Is it really an exclusive when there are no names or sources in the piece?

Tax Netflix and fund the ABC, says Scott

Tax Netflix and fund the ABC, says Scott

David SalterSep 16, 2015

The ABC's outgoing MD outlines an improbable reform agenda.

Trade union royal commission a tortured and costly pantomime

Trade union royal commission a tortured and costly pantomime

David SalterSep 4, 201510 Comments

By deciding not to recuse himself from the trade union royal commisison, Dyson Heydon is now vulnerable to union attacks.

It is a truth universally acknowledged ... that you should never start sentence with that phrase

David SalterAug 24, 2015

Pointless, pretentious throat-clearing. It is a truth universally acknowledged that the next columnist or critic who begins their piece with “It is a truth universall

Forget Q&A: the ABC is likely to surrender its independence, and <em>Media Watch</em> is next

Forget Q&A: the ABC is likely to surrender its independence, and Media Watch is next

David SalterAug 6, 201526 Comments

If the government gets its way and moves Q&A to the news division, Paul Barry should start updating his resume.

How the ABC made the <em>Q and A</em> saga so much worse

How the ABC made the Q and A saga so much worse

David SalterJul 13, 201512 Comments

Three blunders the ABC could've easily prevented during the fallout from Zaky Mallah's appearance on Q&A.

'Criminals' on the ABC, back when the broadcaster had balls

'Criminals' on the ABC, back when the broadcaster had balls

David SalterJun 26, 201518 Comments

The ABC has put "criminals" to air before, in a deft move in 1971. In that instance the government and right-wing papers lost their minds. But the ABC kept its cool.

The ABC debate: why Beecher and <em>Crikey</em> fear the ABC

The ABC debate: why Beecher and Crikey fear the ABC

David SalterOct 21, 201418 Comments

Eric Beecher is "asking tough questions about the ABC" for the same reason many commercial media proprietors do -- fear of competition.

Vindictive, self-serving tosh: the <em>Oz</em> v the Press Council a phoney war

Vindictive, self-serving tosh: the Oz v the Press Council a phoney war

David SalterAug 27, 20146 Comments

They sky is not falling, and the Australian media world will continue to turn despite News Corp picking a fight with the Press Council.

Recycled rhetoric: Mark Scott echoes the ghosts of ABC's past

Recycled rhetoric: Mark Scott echoes the ghosts of ABC's past

David SalterAug 21, 20141 Comment

You know what they say: The more things change, the more the ABC commits to dodgy, recycled restructures doomed to failure.