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Public broadcasting, more necessary then ever in the age of fake news

Friday 15 September, 2017

Analysis from Steve Ahern

For the past decade or more, public service broadcasters have found it necessary to justify their existence in the face of increasing competition, new technology and attacks from the private sector.
Now, in the age of fake news, the tide appears to be turning back in favour of public broadcasters.

The emergence of new technology since the 1990s disrupted the business models of private commercial media, particularly newspapers, decreasing advertising and commoditising journalism.

Logitek launches new radio broadcast console #BroadcastAsia2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Logitek has just launched a new radio console, which was on display in Asia for the first time at this week's Broadcast Asia exhibition.

Make your broadcast company future proof #BroadcastAsia2017

Tuesday 23 May, 2017

The explosion of content and innovation are the key factors influencing broadcast businesses today, and businesses need to adapt to survive.

Speaking at the Broadcast Asia 2017 Conference in Singapore, Eric Bruzek and Brendan O’Shaughnessy outlined the trends broadcasters must face and key points they should be aware of when responding to those trends.

Global media disruption and audience fragmentation are the two big trends, as are the coming of Youtube and audio streaming services.

Local news is important for regional Australians: ACMA research

Sunday 21 May, 2017

86% of regional Australians say local news is important to them, according to research released last week at the ACMA Content Conversation in Sydney.

87% of regional Australians are satisfied with the overall quality of local news available in their local area and 78% of regional Australians have access to all the local content they would like.

The communications and media landscape in Australia has changed rapidly over the past 10 to 15 years, with the report outlining the following major changes:

Youtube doesn't pay content creators enough: Jon Taplin #AusContentConvo

Wednesday 17 May, 2017
Youtube is the world’s biggest music streaming platform, but they don’t pay content creators enough, according to Professor Jonathan Taplin, speaking at today’s ACMA Content Conversation.

Youtube hosts 85 million songs, according to the Annenberg University professor from America, who says that more than 50% of the world's music streaming content is consumed via Youtube. However, he says Youtube pays only a fraction of the money to artists that other services do.

Pre-rolls are not delivering enough income themselves, but brand integration is making money

Tuesday 16 May, 2017

In a session about change at the ACMA Content Conversation conference today, innovative screen writer and multi media producer Mike Jones told delegates, “when a new medium comes along we don’t lose the old ones, so producers have to serve the old mediums, but also have to know about the new media.”

Kinderling: Built for kids and their grown ups #RadioAsia2017

Thursday 27 April, 2017

“Kinderling has been successful because it creates a community of interest,” Evan Kaldor told the Radio Asia conference in Bangkok, relating the success story of his kids radio station, which is heard on digital radio in Australia.

Parenting has changed, and parents these days are in need of advice and support, which is provided by Kinderling.

“New parents are sleep deprived, there are many more single parents…

Every human language has a word that means news: @MargaretSimons #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

“Citizen journalism is seen as new, but the activity is as old as human kind,”  Margaret Simons from the Centre for Advancing Journalism told a CBAA Conference session this morning.
“People have been committing acts of journalism for centuries by sharing news and information with each other.
“Every human language has a word that means news…

Reuse and repurpose your audio #CBAAConf

Saturday 12 November, 2016

The Future of Content was the first topic on day two of the CBAA Conference in Melbourne.
Four speakers shared their thoughts about the future of content.
James Cridland
Of all the new ways of delivering content, podcasting will be one of the most important platforms in the future.
You should make the most of your content. Reuse it and repurpose it for many platforms.

Listeners want to be connected to their communities: @SenatorNash #CBAAConf

Friday 11 November, 2016
In a keynote speech at today’s CBAA Conference, Fiona Nash Minister for Regional Communications told broadcasters, “I’m a very big supporter of community radio. I’m  very conscious of the importance of Community Radio in our rural communities.”


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