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ABC and University of Tasmania national conference to explore public's declining trust in media

Wednesday 04 July, 2018

The ABC and the University of Tasmania will present a two-day conference in Hobart in September to explore the public’s declining trust in the media and how news organisations are responding.

'Navigating the News Conference', to be held at the University of Tasmania, Hobart on 10-11 September 2018, will bring together leading Australian journalists and academics to discuss trust in journalism and how to collaborate to help better inform citizens.

ABC rejects competitive neutrality criticism in submission

Friday 29 June, 2018

The ABC’s submission to the Federal Government’s inquiry into competitive neutrality rejected “any notion that the ABC has an unfair advantage or is crowding out commercial media companies.”

Public and commercial media had successfully co-existed in Australia since the founding of the ABC 86 years ago.

“This mixed media model has contributed enormously to media diversity, a well-informed public and a richer Australian culture,” according to Managing Director Michelle Guthrie.

Use collective passion to make the ABC the best it can be: Michelle Guthrie

Friday 29 June, 2018

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie today emailed staff with a set of Principles for how national broadcaster will conduct itself.

After consulting widely, Guthrie has a plan to "improve the way we do things at the ABC." She wrote:

"The noise in the external environment shouldn’t prevent us from pursuing this important work. Now more than ever we need to use our collective passion to make the ABC the best it can be – for you and for our audiences.

Pacific Beat changes 'are not cuts' says ABC

Friday 29 June, 2018

Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat morning program has undergone some format changes, causing concern that there have been more cuts to the national broadcaster’s international radio service.

ABC continues campaign to fight funding freeze

Thursday 21 June, 2018

Following the $84 million ABC funding freeze announced at the Federal Budget in May, the national broadcaster has launched the 'Future of your ABC' webpage as part of its campaign to fight the cuts.

The transcript of ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie's Tuesday 19 June speech at the Melbourne Press Club takes top billing on the new webpage, in which Guthrie addressed two 'fallacies':

ABC launches true crime collection

Monday 21 May, 2018

The ABC will this year bring audiences more true crime stories, cold cases, missing persons mysteries and potential past injustices.

Winner of ABC inaugural Regional Storyteller Scholarship announced

Thursday 17 May, 2018

Castlemaine singer-songwriter Eliza Hull took out the scholarship.

MEAA launches campaign objecting to ABC cuts

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'Hundreds of jobs have been lost.'


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