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ABC News strategy expands to digital despite cuts: Gaven Morris

Thursday 02 July, 2020

“Nothing has been left untouched.”

The ABC’s Director of News Gaven Morris explains the strategy behind the recent cut to the 0745 radio news.

In a detailed interview with Steve Ahern, Morris says there is a bigger picture than just cutting a bulletin, the change is part of the rebalancing of priorities to better serve digital audio services, as well as broadcast radio.

The picture is wrong, we are leaving out some important aspects of news: Ulrik Haagerup, Constructing Tomorrow's News

Tuesday 10 March, 2020
Ulrik Haagerup, Founder and CEO of the Constructive Institute for journalism is the keynote speaker today at a Judith Nielsen Institute function titled Constructing Tomorrow's News.

Haagerup is known for his new approach to journalism, which encourages publishers to tell all sides of the story, including solutions and the positive angles.

What do regional journalists need in a digital world

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The University of Canberra is undertaking research into the needs of regional journalists and is asking for help from reporters in rural or regional areas.
The research is supported by the Google News Initiative, and the research team is sending emails out to regional journalists, inviting them to take part in a short 10 minute survey to better understand the work done and the requirements needed especially in the digital field of news gathering and disbursement.

Content creators must profit from the content they create: Joan Warner

Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Earlier this week we published Michael Miller's comments on Google's new strategy to deliver radio news on smart speakers.

He wasn't happy with the idea, saying that Google wanted to profit from radio news companies' journalism without paying for it.

Google's radio news plans alarming: News Corp's Michael Miller

Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Michael Miller knows news, and he knows radio.

He is now the Executive Chairman of News Corp and was previously the CEO of APN, which owns the Australlian Radio Network.

Miller is concerned by a new trend he sees happening in the emerging audio space.

Google is urging radio stations to format and bookmark their audio news content in a way that will enable the world wide search engine giant to slice and dice content to deliver it to its consumers in a way that suits their preferences.

We have a responsibility to stick to the highest ethical standards: Peter Greste #MediaLiteracyAUS

Wednesday 12 September, 2018
At this week’s Navigating the News conference in Hobart, journalist Peter Greste talked about the importance of journalists building trust with their audience.
But good reporting that builds trust is harder than ever in a media era that is saturated with fake news.
He told radioinfo, “the media landscape has shifted so much that it is almost impossible to navigate without having some sense of what’s going on behind it…

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.


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