Topic archives: ABC

Media roundtable: should the head of the ABC be a journalist?

May 25, 2018 16

Is Michelle Guthrie's non-journalist credentials holding her back? Does the ABC need a seasoned reporter to steer it in the right direction? Crikey took the question to prominent media insiders to find out.

As government ramps up Howard-style attack on the ABC, where’s Milne?

May 24, 2018 15

The Turnbull government is reenacting the Howard government's assault on the ABC during the Iraq war. Except this time there's no Donald McDonald to lead the defence of the broadcaster.

News Corp on ABC budget cuts: message received!

May 16, 2018 6

A raft of "exclusives" about ABC bonuses in the News Corp papers today come on the heels of budget cuts to the national broadcaster.

The clear message behind the government’s ABC cuts

May 14, 2018 5

The government has definitively told the ABC that if they're not going to stay off the media oligopolies' turf, then they'll be starved. It's going to take some shrewd maneuvering for the broadcaster to come out the other side.

ABC has ‘no more fat to cut’ … News Corp’s radical change … Chinese channel banned from Eurovision …

May 11, 2018 3

The ABC has continued its public relations campaign against the Government's cuts in Tuesday's Federal Budget with news director Gaven Morris's address to the Melbourne Press Club yesterday. "Make no mistake, there is no more fat to cut in ABC News. From this point on, we're cutting into muscle," he said.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

May 11, 2018

Apart from a strong showing for Seven in the regions and a decent night for Masterchef, it was a ratings night to forget all round

ABC v the government … Irish abortion ad ban … London calling …

May 10, 2018

Michelle Guthrie has pledged to oppose further cuts to the ABC's budget, telling government that they would do well to remember what the broadcaster means to voters. And other media tidbits of the day.

The ABC shouldn’t be the enemy

May 10, 2018 3

Crikey readers respond to the government's cuts from the ABC and the endless citizenship drama over Section 44.

Just how ‘vindictive’ was the government’s ABC cut?

May 10, 2018 13

The government singled out the ABC for particular punishment in this year's budget, while it has showered cash on its competitors.

‘Ideological and vindictive’: reactions to ABC budgets cuts

May 9, 2018 57

ABC staff have responded to new $84 million cuts to the broadcaster's funding, which union officials are calling a highly politicised attack against an already besieged vital service.

ABC blindsided by cuts

May 8, 2018 10

As one of the Coalition's traditional enemies, the ABC has been come in for a drubbing in this budget.

ABC breached impartiality standard for calling Abbott ‘destructive’

May 1, 2018 14

ACMA referred to the Macquarie dictionary for a definition of "destructive" in its finding.

ABC cuts journalist jobs to make way for new digital roles

May 1, 2018 10

The ABC has said that its new restructure, which will see 20 journalists and producers lose their jobs to make room for new digital strategy, will address several "flaws" in its publishing processes.

Deadly day for Afghan journos … Alan Jones in defamation case … BuzzFeed’s new politics show …

May 1, 2018

Alan Jones is in Brisbane to defend a defamation case brought against him relating to his coverage of the 2011 Queensland Floods. And other media stories of the day.

ABC restructure to cut 20 jobs … the Oz’s brave super discovery … Al Jazeera staff strike …

April 30, 2018 2

News Director Gavin Morris has stressed that the 20 jobs that will be cut at the ABC in a new restructure are not a cost-cutting measure. And other media tidbits of the day.

Filing cabinets and censure: understanding the ABC culture of cautious restraint

April 23, 2018 11

Like many big legacy media companies, the ABC is grappling with disruption, but with one major difference.

Razer: Comey grilled lighter than tuna in a salad nicoise

April 20, 2018 34

The ABC's Leigh Sales questioned only the integrity of Comey -- one of the world’s leading mimics of decency -- and not of the FBI, to take just one example.

Should a senior journo have the top job at ABC?

April 12, 2018 2

Crikey readers respond to Bernard Keane's story about the ABC's coverage of the Cabinet Files.

Glenn Dyer’s TV Ratings

April 12, 2018

With the Commonwealth Games taking the lion's share for Seven, other channels are once again fighting for scraps

Good feud guide … Marie Colvin targeted by Syrian government … Fox offices raided …

April 11, 2018

Conservatives have found a new reason to yell at Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Plus, other media stories from the day.