With Twitter users considering a relocation to the decentralized social media network Mastodon, there’s an opportunity for the CBC to lead the way in re-imagining online futures for Canadians.
The official historian of the BBC mounts a passionate defence of Britain’s public broadcaster.
The stakes are too high for business as usual on the flagship program
The national broadcaster has a special role in preserving audio and visual materials, not least to underpin its own reportuing
Radio audiences have not declined despite an increase in streaming service options.
The end of the controversial indexation freeze and retention of the news gathering program do not make up for the massive cuts already inflicted on the national broadcasters.
Contrary to what some think, US public broadcasters are well-funded. Public radio stations bring in US$1.3 billion in annual revenue – most of it generated from their audience.
The UK government has set up a committee to report on the future of public broadcasting – sounds ominous.
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.