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Mark Colvin scholarship winner announced

Monday 03 September, 2018

The ABC, in partnership with Kidney Health Australia have announced Alex Tighe as the recipient of the inaugural Mark Colvin journalism scholarship.

The 12-month paid cadetship commemorates the life and work of the esteemed ABC journalist, who died in 2017 due to complications related to kidney disease.

His Excellency Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove congratulated Alex during a ceremony at Admiralty House in Sydney as part of Kidney Health Australia’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Inaugural Mark Colvin Scholarship winner to be announced on Monday

Friday 31 August, 2018

On Monday ABC legend  and journalist Mark Colvin will be remembered with a scholarship in his name to be announced at a function hosted by the governor general Sir Peter Cosgrove at Admiralty House in Sydney.

One of Colvin’s two sons, Nic McKenzie, will talk about his dad and why he loved journalism and ABC chief, Michelle Guthrie, will announce the recipient of the scholarship who will receive a 12-month cadetship at the ABC, including a chance to be mentored by leading journalists.

Use collective passion to make the ABC the best it can be: Michelle Guthrie

Friday 29 June, 2018

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie today emailed staff with a set of Principles for how national broadcaster will conduct itself.

After consulting widely, Guthrie has a plan to "improve the way we do things at the ABC." She wrote:

"The noise in the external environment shouldn’t prevent us from pursuing this important work. Now more than ever we need to use our collective passion to make the ABC the best it can be – for you and for our audiences.

ABC continues campaign to fight funding freeze

Thursday 21 June, 2018

Following the $84 million ABC funding freeze announced at the Federal Budget in May, the national broadcaster has launched the 'Future of your ABC' webpage as part of its campaign to fight the cuts.

The transcript of ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie's Tuesday 19 June speech at the Melbourne Press Club takes top billing on the new webpage, in which Guthrie addressed two 'fallacies':

Closures and mergers rumoured to be under consideration at ABC

Wednesday 30 May, 2018

Following the $84.7 million in budget cuts imposed on the ABC by the Turnbull government in the 2018-19 budget, reports are circulating that closures and mergers are being considered by the national broadcaster. 

Michelle Guthrie fronts 'ABC Public Meeting'

Friday 09 February, 2018

The ABC Managing Director has initiated what she calls a shareholder public meeting for the national broadcaster.

More jobs planned as part of ABC restructure

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

The ABC will fast-track the recruitment of up to 40 regional reporters, producers and presenters under its Connecting Communities initiative, first announced in March 2017.

The initiative has been announced today to coincide with news of an organisational restructure (see our other report).

ABC restructures divisions around content not output

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

As a result of new proposals outlined today by ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie, there will no longer be a Radio Division within the ABC.

In future, program makers will be organised around content rather than transmission output.

Structural changes expected tomorrow at ABC Radio

Monday 13 November, 2017

ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie is briefing senior management today about changes that are expected to be announced tomorrow in a staff meeting from Melbourne.

The staff meeting is expected to be televised to all other states in the ABC's operation and will reveal a new structure at the top of the national broadcaster.

The structural changes are expected to do away with the Radio and Television divisions, so that program makers can work across all output platforms.

ABC expands regional audio streaming services

Monday 28 August, 2017

ABC has recently expanded its regional live audio streaming services. 


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