FirstNet could relieve emergency workers of having to carry multiple radios and other communications devices.
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A multibillion-dollar effort is just beginning to build an all-new nationwide wireless broadband network for emergency responders. How will it work, why do we need it and how will it last 25 years?
Back in the 1930s, people like this pear peddler in New York City’s Lower East Side often got their news from labor-led media.
The newspaper's new owners harken back to a tradition of labor-led media in the early part of the 20th century, which represented a bulwark against corporate power.
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Phone-in shows are among the only media options that give you the unfiltered views of the public.
PBS headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
When the Corporation for Public Broadcasting was founded 50 years ago, it was supposed to reflect the nation's disparate voices.
Members of the grounds crew spray the field before the Opening Day game between the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins.
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The national pastime is more than just a sport. In this roundup, we feature stories about baseball's relationship to race, politics, the media and health.
The end is nigh!
It has died before ... but this time it's probably for keeps.
The University of Wollongong's Dr Siobhan McHugh (consulting producer on Fairfax's Phoebe's Fall podcast) speaks with Julie Snyder, Executive Producer of Serial, about making serial audio and the impact of podcasting.
US Geological Survey
Australia's decision to take another step back from international broadcasting by ceasing its far reaching border crossing shortwave radio services has raised questions about who will fill the void.
The latest RN makeover is largely about talk – a cheap format that costs little to produce.
Sweeping changes proposed at Radio National undermine the network's specialist knowledge and documentary-making savvy. Yet amid the echo chambers of social media, we need RN more than ever.
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Trump must now find a way to mitigate national anxieties in the wake of millions of dollars of TV and radio ads that played on voters' fear and anger.
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Digital technology has given an old format a new lease of life.
The GLEAM view of the centre of the Milky Way, in radio colour. Red indicates the lowest frequencies, green indicates the middle frequencies and blue the highest frequencies. Each dot is a galaxy, with around 300,000 radio galaxies observed as part of the GLEAM survey.
Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin / ICRAR) and the GLEAM Team
To the naked eye the universe we can see on a clear night is dotted with thousands of stars. See through radio eyes, then things look very different.
The 1972 Panasonic Toot-a-Loop portable radio was inspired by rotary phones and designed to be worn around the wrist.
Here's to the Kodak camera, the transistor TV, the portable typewriter and other casualties of a throwaway age. They may be old hat but they are objects of beauty, as a new exhibition shows.
The most famous moment in sports commentary tells us a lot about getting the giggles.
Graham McNamee called the 1928 World Series between the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
Radio legend Graham McNamee was baseball's first broadcast star. So why did it take 74 years for the National Baseball Hall of Fame to honor him?
‘Three Acts Two Dancers One Radio Host’, with Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass.
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Ira Glass' trademark intensely personal storytelling takes on a new life in his dance/radio hybrid, Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host.
A protest in Cape Town against the SABC’s decision not to broadcast violent protests.
South Africa's public broadcaster is in a state of crisis, gripped by paranoia and facing accusations of censorship. Can it be saved?
Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution?
The mobile-first delivery of podcasts has created a powerful relationship between listeners and host that bypasses traditional broadcast gatekeepers. Could this format trigger new narrative genres and promote social engagement?
Why a show about village life in a fictional town somewhere in middle England has been making headline news.
Posters advertise the dramatization of Sinclair Lewis’ ‘It Can’t Happen Here.’
Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel 'It Can't Happen Here,' which described the rise of an American dictator, was turned into a play seen by over 500,000 people.