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David Salter

Journalist and former Media Watch executive producer.

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A short history of commercialism at the ABC

A short history of commercialism at the ABC

David SalterSep 21, 20165 Comments

Branding and 'accidental' advertising have a long history at the ABC.

The Australian protects its own

David SalterJun 27, 2016

Gerard Henderson has been spared the indignity of hearing his critics' replies.

On moral equivalences

David SalterJun 20, 20161 Comment

Henderson is far too quick to criticise, writes David Salter.

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.

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