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ABC RN adds audio fiction to its 2020 lineup

Wednesday 04 December, 2019

ABC RN will bring Australian audio fiction to life for listeners as part of its 2020 lineup.
Saturdays from 1pm, Radio National Fictions, presented by Fiona Pepper, will begin with ‘Oz Gothic’, a series about the dark forces dragging down this wide brown land.
Other fiction series to air in 2020 include ‘Untrue Crime Australia’, hosted by crime writer Mark Dapin, and ‘No Standing. No Dancing’, a unconventional personal memoir about parenthood, poetry and Peppa Pig.

ABC and CBC announce a creative and commercial collaboration

Monday 17 June, 2019

The ABC and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) have announced a creative and commercial collaboration that will enhance the reach and impact of their content across both countries.

The two national public broadcasters have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-develop English-language drama, comedy, factual, children’s and podcast content to maximise the value of their public funding for audiences and will also provide further opportunities for co-financing and format sales of drama and children’s content.

ABC and AFTRS 2019 Selwyn Speight Scholarship winner

Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Sudanese refugee Natal Jimma has been announced as this year’s recipient of the AFTRS/ABC Selwyn Speight Diversity Scholarship.
The scholarship is made available through a $20,000 bequest from the late, distinguished ABC journalist Selwyn Speight.
Currently completing AFTRS 2019 Graduate Diploma in Radio, Natal’s interest in radio began in Sudan and includes over five years’ experience at university and community radio stations in Australia.

ABC and UNSW reveal Australia’s Top 5 science scholars

Friday 24 May, 2019

The ABC and UNSW Sydney have announced the recipients of the 2019 Top 5 media residencies for emerging science scholars.

David Anderson says staff cuts at the ABC are inevitable

Wednesday 08 May, 2019

The ABC’s newly appointed Managing Director, David Anderson, has told Radio National that the broadcaster has a couple of priorities that need to be addressed immediately.

ABC, UNSW Sydney and University of Sydney search for the Top 5

Wednesday 27 March, 2019

The ABC in partnership with UNSW Sydney and the University of Sydney is seeking dynamic early-career researchers with a passion for communicating their work and expertise to a wide audience.

OzPod moves into Melbourne in 2018

Friday 03 August, 2018

OzPod, now in its third year, will be held in Melbourne this October.

Presentened by ABC Listen, the ABC’s podcast platform, OzPod will bring together leading podcasters and emerging talent from across the country.

Headlining the event this year will be award-winning podcast producers and storytellers Julia Lowrie Henderson and Veronica Simmonds, who will share their secrets for creating successful and distinctive series with social impact.

Hugh Riminton joins ABC RN

Monday 22 January, 2018

The award-winning journalist joins ABC RN as Sunday Extra host.

New ABC podcast digs into unsolved murder

Monday 26 June, 2017

There are 1300 cold cases in Australia, many of them sitting in the dusty boxes of police archives. Among them is the casefile of 38-year-old mother of two, Maria James.

On a winter morning in June 1980, Maria James turned to her son Mark and looked him in the eyes.

‘She said to me, “if anything happens to me, look after your brother.”’

Later that day she was found stabbed to death at the back of her suburban Melbourne bookshop, where she lived with her two boys.

ABC RN unveils Australia's brightest emerging science minds

Thursday 08 June, 2017

As US sitcom The Big Bang Theory continues to make even the nerdiest science cool, ABC RN tracked down the real-life faces of Australia’s top early-career science communicators: the Top 5 Under 40.


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