Topic archives: Mark Scott

Is Michelle Guthrie a Turnbull sap or a Murdoch toady?

July 29, 2016 8

ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie's first speech offers worrying signs of a return to bad ABC habits.

ABC dealt a flesh wound, but not a killing blow

May 3, 2016

The ABC has kept all of its base funding, but its Rudd-era $20 million a year has been cut by about a third. And the government has not given up on ad averaging on SBS.

Some inconvenient truths

May 2, 2016 1

Crikey readers discuss fiscal policy and other issues of the day.

Making a Mark: the ABC says goodbye to a transformative leader

April 29, 2016 7

Mark Scott was a champion of moving the ABC into the digital world.

Media briefs: exclusive watch … worst journo in Melbourne … purple rain …

Media briefs: exclusive watch … worst journo in Melbourne … purple rain …

April 22, 2016

You get an exclusive! And you get an exclusive!

Mark Scott blames govt for ABC’s Sydney focus

April 22, 2016 2

You want the ABC to cover regional Australia better? Give it more money, says departing boss Mark Scott.

Outsourcing does not break Sydney’s ABC stranglehold

April 14, 2016 4

Production work is still very much centred in Sydney and Melbourne.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

March 31, 2016 5

Clive Palmer's post-Parliament plan ... no love for Scott at the ABC ... Abbott's Noosa meeting ...

Cashed-up mandarins: which public servants have the fattest wallets?

Cashed-up mandarins: which public servants have the fattest wallets?

March 24, 2016 6

Counting down the six best-paid public servants in Australia.

ABC braces for another budget cut as Rudd grant runs out

March 4, 2016 7

What will go next if Aunty is subject to yet more budget cuts by the Coalition government?

Is it time to get rid of SBS?

February 10, 2016 16

Talk of a merger between the ABC and SBS has intensified following Mark Scott's appearance at Senate estimates yesterday. But those who love SBS fear the two would "merge" the way a shark merges with a mackerel.

Is Michelle Guthrie going to sell ads on your ABC?

December 21, 2015 8

Given her commercial experience, is Michelle Guthrie likely to partially commercialise the ABC? An interview this morning suggested she might be open to it.

Meet Mark Scott’s heir apparent, a businesswoman with close ties to the Murdochs

December 17, 2015 12

Who is Michelle Guthrie, anyway? Michael Sainsbury and Myriam Robin find out more about the woman expected to be named ABC boss.

New ABC boss to get $1m a year

December 16, 2015 9

It is widely expected Michelle Guthrie will be tapped for the new ABC managing director role. And she'll make a lot more than Mark Scott.

Tips and rumours: papping the boss

December 10, 2015

Rich and famous and Turnbull. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife, Lucy, hosted Christmas drinks at Kirribilli on Tuesday night, with the who’s who of politics, business and media in attendance. All bearing gifts for a good cause, the attendees were faced with a News Corp photographer on the way in to the festivities. This resulted in […]

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 10, 2015 1

Papping the boss ... beanbag bargain ... getting a Gonski ...

Abetz and Scott trade barbs over ABC Israel coverage

December 1, 2015 18

Is the ABC's Middle East correspondent, Sophie McNeill, too biased in favour of the Palestinians? Eric Abetz thinks so -- but Mark Scott has defended her reporting.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

December 1, 2015 4

Nick Xenophon and Mark Scott discuss British game shows ... F-35s, anyone? No, thanks ... Nats in hats ...

Media briefs: Davis off the list … News shills for News … Hamish and Andy not rating …

Media briefs: Davis off the list … News shills for News … Hamish and Andy not rating …

November 10, 2015 1

Who will replace Mark Scott? Plus other media tidbits of the day.

‘Nice guy’ Craig McMurtrie expected to fill Torney’s shoes at ABC

‘Nice guy’ Craig McMurtrie expected to fill Torney’s shoes at ABC

October 14, 2015 2

The ABC is expected to announce Craig McMurtrie as its new head of news.