The amount going to arts and culture is a pimple to a pumpkin compared to what’s being pumped into the economy as a whole.
New research shows that journalists tend to only resist government interference when they fear it will seriously damage their career prospects’.
Classical music station RNZ Concert may have been saved by an outcry from music lovers – but as a composer, it's clear to me that its management still doesn't realise what a national treasure it is.
The latest proposals to amend the ABC Charter raise questions about media law reform. To be effective and sustainable, it needs to be strategic, not ad hoc and politicised.
The UK's public broadcaster is struggling to maintain its values in a news environment being remade by digital technology.
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, like South Africa itself, is a symbol of contradictions. While there are bad people who work for it, there are also many good ones.
Ethnic media outlets provide valuable resources for new migrants settling in Australia, but recent government funding decisions suggest they're not valued as they should be.
The outcome will be disappointing to News Corp in particular which has
been highly critical of the ABC's expansion in online publishing.
Mrdak, who interviewed both Milne and Guthrie, said they had no doubt the government was “very concerned at the issues of opinion and accuracy and editorial standards raised” in the several pieces.
According to the report, Milne had said that if Guthrie didn't fire Probyn, she would be jeopardising half a billion dollars in funding for the proposed Jetstream infrastructure project.
The ABC affair – which began with the sacking of Guthrie - spun out of control on Wednesday, following the leaking to Fairfax Media of a highly damaging email, showing Milne's editorial interference.
In a blunt statement, the ABC board has announced the end of Guthrie's tenure as managing director, declaring it was "not in the best interests" of the organisation for her to continue leading it.
The public broadcaster's editorial independence must be protected at all costs – from within and without.
In a strong defence of the public broadcaster, its chairman has warned against clipping the ABC's digital wings and defended its place in preserving the nation's identity.
Michelle Guthrie has hit back against critics with a Deloitte Access Economics assessment the public broadcaster contributed more than $1 billion to the Australian economy in the last financial year.
There are a lot of misconceptions regarding what a public broadcaster is. But one thing it is not is a government or state broadcaster.
As the Trump administration settles into office, regulators and lawmakers have big plans for shifting the country's media landscape, with potentially profound effects on the public.
The Conversation is sharing more of its articles with the ABC.
There were high hopes that the SABC would become a true public broadcaster after the end of apartheid when it was used ruthlessly as a propaganda machine. But those hopes have since been dashed.
Television is a 20th century medium that must change to survive in the 21st century.