February 21, 2018 55
A former senior journalist has told Crikey the last few weeks at the ABC have been so demoralising internally that senior journalists he'd spoken to are even considering leaving.
August 25, 2016 4
ABC journalists and producers are up in arms about a new deal with Swisse, a company that sued the ABC over a segment that questioned whether the company's vitamins were "independently tested".
April 7, 2016 4
Greg Sheridan is pretty excited about Ted Cruz. And other media tidbits of the day.
August 11, 2015 8
Do frequent editorial reviews at the ABC help steer the ship, or just provide ammo to Aunty's critics?
March 27, 2015 1
Everyone joins Team Baird. And other media tidbits of the day.
February 16, 2015
Why is The Fin's Rear Window columnist having a go at a stablemate? And other media tidbits of the day.
January 15, 2015 13
The government's proposal to allow SBS to average out the number of ads it shows per hour could save the multicultural broadcaster from budget cuts. But its former stars tell Crikey it's just not worth it.
December 12, 2014 8
There'll be no carols on Aunty this year, and that's just the start of massive changes to the ABC's religion team, writes outgoing 7.30 NSW host Quentin Dempster in a Senate submission.
October 28, 2014 17
The loss of the local editions of 7.30, which used to be called Stateline, have prompted a fierce reaction, and a look at the ratings helps reveal why.
October 1, 2014 4
Hundreds of ABC supporters gathered outside the broadcaster's Ultimo HQ this morning to urge the board to save Lateline and a host of other ABC programs.
October 1, 2014 1
News Corp ties its future (further) to real estate. And other media tidbits of the day.
June 25, 2014 6
There's talk of charging for access to some ABC content, and merging some functions with SBS. The ABC's Quentin Dempster says that would amount to a 'commercialisation of the public broadcasters'.
June 4, 2014 12
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.
August 1, 2013 20
ABC journalists have been set audience targets, whether they know it or not. Is this about making sure the national broadcaster is producing what we want, or dumbing down Aunty?
March 7, 2013
Voting begins next week for the plum position of ABC staff-elected director. Crikey reveals the full list of candidates -- led by veteran Aunty journalist Matt Peacock.
November 9, 2012 3
Quentin Dempster is banned from taking up the reinstated staff-elected board position at the ABC after a six-year fight to return due to a legislative clause that nobody picked up on.
April 12, 2012 5
Quentin Dempster easily won the ABC staff-elected director position in 2006 but, almost seven years later, is yet to take up his seat on the board, writes David Salter, veteran journalist and former Media Watch EP.