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Media briefs: stymying Rundle ... Essential on ABC cuts ... the ABC from Laos ...

Media briefs: stymying Rundle ... Essential on ABC cuts ... the ABC from Laos ...

CrikeySep 30, 20141 Comment

One in four people are concerned about cuts to the ABC, but Coalition voters generally aren't among them. And other media tidbits of the day.

Media briefs: vale Aust Network ... Bruce of Bondi ... SBS chases ratings ...

Media briefs: vale Aust Network ... Bruce of Bondi ... SBS chases ratings ...

CrikeySep 26, 2014

At midnight on Saturday, the ABC's Australia Network will switch off. And other media tidbits of the day.

'A bereavement' for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy

'A bereavement' for the ABC as Jim Middleton takes redundancy

Myriam RobinSep 3, 20148 Comments

ABC veteran Jim Middleton is leaving the ABC, having accepted a redundancy after 44 years at the public broadcaster.

Media briefs: ABC departures ... you're fired ... Jones' death ...

Media briefs: ABC departures ... you're fired ... Jones' death ...

CrikeyJul 16, 20145 Comments

In the wake of yesterday's announcement that the English-language division of Radio Australia will be shut down, we now know some of the names of the journalists who will lose their jobs. Plus other media tidbits of the day ...

Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Out with radio, in with digital? ABC tries to remain a global broadcaster

Myriam RobinJul 15, 20148 Comments

Without a television network, are you still an international broadcaster? The ABC has a plan, but after absorbing 80 redundancies, some insiders are sceptical.

UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

UPDATED: Around 80 jobs to go as ABC rejigs foreign coverage

Myriam RobinJul 14, 20145 Comments

The Asia Pacific News Centre and the ABC's International Division are likely to contribute most of the 80 redundancies announced to staff this morning, as the ABC grapples with the budget cuts.

What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

What we will lose if we destroy the public broadcaster

Quentin DempsterJun 4, 201412 Comments

The ABC is under threat, with the cuts announced in the budget likely to be the tip of the iceberg. ABC journalist and public broadcasting advocate Quentin Dempster warns Coalition MPs to be careful what they wish for: a Murdoch monopoly won't be all they hoped.

A hard landing for the ABC's version of soft diplomacy

A hard landing for the ABC's version of soft diplomacy

Rodney TiffenMay 21, 20149 Comments

Cutting funding and abandoning the Australia Network attacks the ABC's international role via the back door, argues Rodney Tiffen at Inside Story.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

CrikeyMay 21, 20142 Comments

Meetings but no news: ABC staff nervous ... Who's the 'Sharrimarkson' editing Joye? ... Come to the doctor! It's free! ... A cracking good yarn ...

ABC's foreign bureaux in danger after Australia Network budget axing

ABC's foreign bureaux in danger after Australia Network budget axing

Myriam RobinMay 14, 20149 Comments

Many of the ABC's foreign correspondents are funded by the Australia Network contract. Its axing has them fearing for their bureaux and the future of international coverage.