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Resilience and adaptability never ceased to impress me: Michael Mason's last day

Wednesday 12 December, 2018

The ABC’s Director of Regional & Local, Michael Mason, farewells the corporation after 34 years.  
Today is his last day.
During his career, Michael worked in Sydney, Canberra and Adelaide and managed the ABC’s Local Radio and Regional networks as well as ABC RN, before becoming Director of Radio in 2014 and then Director of R&L at the beginning of this year following the corporation’s internal restructure.  

ABC podcast Trace leads to reopening of a 38 year old cold case

Sunday 02 December, 2018

In an Australian first, a decades old cold case investigation will be re-opened following revelations uncovered in the ABC’s first true-crime podcast Trace.

Sean Dorney awarded Walkley for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism

Friday 23 November, 2018

ABC foreign correspondent Sean Dorney has been awarded The Walkley Award for Outstanding Contribution to Journalism, for a 40-year career reporting on the Pacific and particularly PNG.

Hedley Thomas and Slade Gibson from The Australian won the Gold Walkley for the podcast/newspaper feature “The Teacher’s Pet

Yoga calms jagged nerves after a tough month at the ABC

Thursday 22 November, 2018
"Feel that good will and integrity soaring through your charter, and when you’re feeling nice and smug and entitled, we’ll head straight into our downward facing federal budget cuts."

After a rough month of departures, claims and counter claims at the top of Australia's national broadcaster, it was time for a little relaxing yoga at the launch of ABC TV's schedule for next year.

The national broadcaster's leaders were all named in Sammy J's satirical yoga work out:

Labor pledges $2 million to re-establish shortwave radio in the NT

Monday 19 November, 2018

In Alice Springs today, Shadow Minister for Regional Communications, Stephen Jones, joined with Senator Malarndirri McCarthy and Warren Snowdon to announce that a Shorten Labor Government will provide the ABC with $2 million in funding to help re-establish shortwave radio services across the Northern Territory.  

ABC Alumni will officially launch on the 21st

Wednesday 14 November, 2018

The ABC Alumni will be officially launched at noon on Wednesday, 21 November 2018 in the foyer at the ABC headquarters at 700 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney.
The group was formed following a meeting of around 20 Alumni in Sydney on October 12 this year where ABC Board Selection, the decline of the broadcaster and concerns over Asia Pacific Broadcasting were at the top of the agenda.

Distinctive content makes ABC a priceless national asset: David Anderson at Senate Estimates

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Acting ABC Managing Director David Anderson performed well in his first Senate committee hearing last week in Canberra.
Answering a range of questions about the turmoil of the last couple of months, Anderson was forthcoming about issues facing the national broadcaster as he answered the questions from Senators.
In an opening statement he said:

Radio's Walkley Award finalists have been announced

Saturday 20 October, 2018

Finalists in the 63nd annual Walkley Awards for Excellence have been announced with over 1,300 entries were judged by more than 100 senior industry representatives.

Radio finalists are:

Radio industry unites to grow podcasting #RadioAlive2018

Friday 19 October, 2018

Commercial Radio Australia will establish a Podcast Working Group, comprised of major radio players - commercial, ABC and SBS - to spearhead the development of the growing podcast industry in Australia.

Announcing the initiative at today's Radio Alive national conference, Joan Warner said the working group will be charged with developing an all-of-industry podcast strategy, including recommendations on measurement, promotion and research.


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