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New studies about trust in media, smartphones... and Christmas songs

Thursday 08 February, 2018

At the start of each new year there are a range of studies and reports looking at media and journalism the past year and in the coming 12 months.

radioinfo has taken a look at four of the latest studies and summarises them for you.

 

The gift that keeps on giving - Holiday season radio listening.

Protecting journos and fact checking in the #DonaldTrump era #RDE17

Monday 20 March, 2017
Speaking at today’s RadioDays Europe conference, Hannah Storm from the International News Safety Institute made a plea for the safety of journalists.

The rise of Donald Trump and similar politicians has seen “a contagion spread and journos have become a target of that,” said Storm.

The phenomenon of fake news and the trolling campaigns and online harassment against individual journalists, lead by people like Trump “can’t be ignored” according to the News Safety Institute.

War correspondents honoured in new memorial

Thursday 24 September, 2015

The Australian War Memorial today unveiled a new memorial to war correspondents.

The launch coincided with the 100th Anniversary of Keith Murdoch’s ‘Gallipoli letter’ to the then Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher, for the first time letting the Australian public know about what was truly going on in that disastrous campaign.

Unveiling the memorial, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said:
 

Newest anti-terrorism laws introduced into Parliament

Thursday 30 October, 2014

The newest in a string of anti-terroism laws targeted at telecommunications has been introduced today, continuing to have freedom implications for journalists.

The Government has introduced the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2014, as the next step in giving law enforcement and security agencies the tools they need to keep Australia safe, but the downside may be that they are used, in conjunction with other terror laws, to monitor or hamper journalists in their investigative work.

Moon landing commentary

Sunday 20 July, 2014
This weekend marks 45 years since the Apollo 11 launch.

Searching through his audio collection, Jason Morrison found this audio of a young Derryn Hinch reporting the launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in 1969. It was broadcast on 2GB and the Macquarie Network. Hear it below.

Morrison has told radioinfo:

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