tip off

Overseas coverage sweeps Walkleys as ABC cuts jobs at Foreign Correspondent

Four of Foreign Correspondent’s producer’s finish up this year, as the program gets its budget trimmed in 2015. But executive producer Steve Taylor says the show will be stronger than ever.

READ MORE

Foreign journos in China report three-fold increase in the harassment of sources

The foreign correspondent’s body says it fears China is rapidly eroding the progress it made in the lead-up to the 2008 Olympics, when many restrictions on foreign press were relaxed for the first time.

READ MORE

Media briefs: Oz Tokyo bureau … UK spooks and the media …

The Oz leaves Tokyo bureau on ice … UK spooks get a light grilling … when kids don’t get their candy … front page of the day …

READ MORE

Media briefs: ABC Mandela watch … Two of Us PR? … Van G’Obama …

A fortnight ago, Crikey promised to keep you up to date with the happenings at Two of Us — the much-loved Good Weekend column. Plus other media news.

READ MORE

Media briefs: News Ltd paywalls … Murdoch sports … papers on TV …

News Limited boss Kim Williams today unveiled a new paywall strategy for the company. All the details and other media news.

READ MORE

Clean air for John Garnaut, home from China

John Garnaut, one of Australia’s most respected foreign correspondents, is heading home after a stint in China. Who will Fairfax pick to replace him?

READ MORE

This is Moscow calling: not any more as ABC scraps Russia desk

Change is afoot in the ABC’s network of foreign bureaux: Moscow is out and a second Middle-East position is on the way.

READ MORE

Tips and rumours

Fairfax baulks at tabloid switch? … Paul McGeough contemplates move to Middle East … senior mandarins wearing trackpants, blunnies in January quiet …

READ MORE

Foreign bureaux get the chop as News, Fairfax cut costs

Is there a future for newspapers’ foreign correspondents in the digital age? The signs don’t look good as Australia’s editors look to cut costs — and the US and Europe look like the next to go.

READ MORE

US election coverage: don’t mention China

The media is fascinated by the US election when a more important leadership handover is occurring with far less coverage in China.

READ MORE

ABC journos told to penny-pinch on travel

ABC foreign correspondents have been effectively confined to their base cities because the budget for travel has run out. The stricture was contained in a message sent out last week from the head of policy for news, Steve Alward.

READ MORE
The Australian | JOURNALISM|

That damn polar bear drove me Knuts

Popular polar bear Knut died in Berlin Zoo this week. But for Roger Boyes, a foreign correspondent in Germany, Knut’s death comes as a relief. No more ditching serious stories about the euro collapse in favour of cute updates of Knut, says Boyes.

READ MORE

ABC foreign affairs: cuts to support staff fuel News 24 resentment

The ABC is attempting to hose down anger over mooted changes to foreign reporting bureaus, but staff are deeply sceptical about sharing resources with a commercial news organisation and fewer opportunities for original field reporting.

READ MORE
ABC | TV & RADIO|

VIDEO: Broadcasting from behind the Bamboo Curtain

As China celebrates 60 years under the PRC government, the ABC looks back at over 30 years of coverage in the country, from Richard Nixon’s historic visit in 1972 to the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

READ MORE
The New Yorker | JOURNALISM|

The awkward truth of foreign journalism

The relationship between fixers and foreign correspondents can be very close. But as the death of respected Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi shows, there will always be a power imbalance, says George Parker.

READ MORE

Womens Agenda

loading...

Smart Company

loading...

StartupSmart

loading...

Property Observer

loading...