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Newsroom challenges during the COVID pandemic

Wednesday 24 June, 2020

During times of crisis, such as the Corona Virus pandemic, News content gains heightened awareness as listeners lean-in to hear details about the threats to health, number of cases, border closures and movement restrictions.

News listening has increased during the pandemic, the content of bulletins has changed, and there are also implications for advertisers. Steve Ahern examines recent research on the issues facing newsrooms during the pandemic.

 

Don’t slash your marketing budget during the pandemic: Effectiveness study

Thursday 18 June, 2020

In an online seminar for advertisers and marketers, two of the world’s leading authorities on advertising effectiveness, Rob Brittain and Peter Field explained the findings of their major new report  AUNZ Advertising Effectiveness Rules - Winning or Losing in a Recession.

The seminar was presented by The Communications Councils of Australia and New Zealand, with support from LinkedIn. It is the first study to examine the implications of COVID-19 and the impending recession for the advertising industry on both sides of the Tasman.

We’re back! ABC Radio's Lisa Leong returns to the studio

Monday 15 June, 2020

Lisa Leong, the host of This Working Life on ABC Radio National has returned to the studio this week after making her show from home during the lockdown.

We peek into her diary as she shares the ups and downs of WFH and going back to the office, and lets us in on some secrets from the experts about the new normal at the office.

 

Dear Diary

Triple M's AFL footy team is back from isolation

Thursday 11 June, 2020

After two and a half long months of COVID-19 enforced isolation, Triple M’s AFL call team will emerge from their quarantined dwellings to bring footy-starved listeners closer to the action than ever before.
 
Kicking off with the massive clash between Collingwood and Richmond this Thursday night all of Triple M Footy’s biggest names will be back for a weekend packed with traditional blockbusters.
 

SCA live streaming grows again in May

Thursday 11 June, 2020

Southern Cross Austereo says that as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease, their live radio streaming remains a constant with more people tuning into Hit and Triple M stations than ever before.
 
May was another record-breaking month for SCA for live radio streaming, which increased another 3% month on month and 42% year on year to reach 1.3 million listeners*.
 
Catch up radio podcasts also had a huge month, rising 47% year on year with 3.4 million downloads^ of popular Hit and Triple M shows.

Ad demand increasing, staff give some WFH time to charity: Nova's Peter Colosimo

Wednesday 03 June, 2020

NOVA Entertainment was quick to implement altered working from home arrangements for the majority of staff as a result of Richard Wilkins’ early positive COVID-19 test.

Steve Ahern zooms in to NOVA Entertainment’s Group General Manager Peter Colosimo to find out how the network is handling remote working and its plans for returning to the office environment. He also discovers how the Jobkeeper program has allowed staff with excess capacity to spend time volunteering their time to help the community.
 

Nine Entertainment signs deal with the NRL for resumption of coverage

Thursday 28 May, 2020

Nine Entertainment has signed a deal with the NRL for the resumption of the game.

As a result of the deal, 2GB will continue to call 4 games per week (Friday Night, 2x games on Saturday Night, Sunday Afternoon), as well as all Finals and State of Origin games.
 
4BC Brisbane will take all of those games as well, plus a full call of all Broncos games.

After prolongued renegotiations Nine and Foxtel have committed to the current rights period until the end of 2022.

triple j's requestival is weird... good weird

Thursday 28 May, 2020
Triple j's Requestival has been underway all week, with mixed responses from listeners.

If you came in late, here's the deal...

Because everyone is shut in with Coronavirus and listening to the radio, the national youth station wanted to make a connection with them by allowing listeners to request their own playlist.

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