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ABC News strategy expands to digital despite cuts: Gaven Morris

Thursday 02 July, 2020

“Nothing has been left untouched.”

The ABC’s Director of News Gaven Morris explains the strategy behind the recent cut to the 0745 radio news.

In a detailed interview with Steve Ahern, Morris says there is a bigger picture than just cutting a bulletin, the change is part of the rebalancing of priorities to better serve digital audio services, as well as broadcast radio.

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.

 

Trusted news brands revealed in Reuters Institute study

Monday 22 June, 2020

ABC TV and Radio are the most used news brands in Australia, according to this year's annual Reuters Institute digital news report.

The international study reports news attitudes and consumption around the world.

For TV, Radio and Print, ABC's combined weekly usage is 41% of the Australian population, followed by commercial tv channels 7, 9 then 10.

Regional and local newspapers (combined together) are the next most used category, followed by SBS.

The picture is wrong, we are leaving out some important aspects of news: Ulrik Haagerup, Constructing Tomorrow's News

Tuesday 10 March, 2020
Ulrik Haagerup, Founder and CEO of the Constructive Institute for journalism is the keynote speaker today at a Judith Nielsen Institute function titled Constructing Tomorrow's News.

Haagerup is known for his new approach to journalism, which encourages publishers to tell all sides of the story, including solutions and the positive angles.

Community broadcasting sector expands news services and hires Canberra correspondent #CBAAConf

Friday 25 October, 2019

At the CBAA Conference Abe Killian and Ian Gunn introduced the Collaborative News Network for community broadcasters.

The new system, funded by a special government grant, will link community radio stations with newsrooms together to share content, and will offer the combined content of the community sector’s news activities to smaller stations which do not have the resrouces to make their own bulletins.

“If we share our work we can use the slim resources we have to make better bulletins and increase your audience,” said Killian.

Google search changes will better recognize original reporting: Richard Gingras

Thursday 19 September, 2019

Google plans to give more prominence to original journalism in its news searches, according to the company's VP of News Richard Gingras.

Writing in a company blog last week, Gingras said Google is changing the way it displays search results to "better recognize original reporting, surface it more prominently in Search and ensure it stays there longer."

Changing news workflows: Journos are working from small bureaux or home offices

Thursday 18 July, 2019
With newsroom staffing and workflows changing rapidly, newsroom systems are evolving to keep pace.
 
A range of companies displayed their latest radio products at the Darling Harbour Hard Rock Café in Sydney this week. One of those was Burli, which has been supplying Newsroom software for over 20 years.
 
Burli’s Ian Gunn explained to radioinfo how his company’s newsroom system is evolving to keep pace with changes to newsroom workflow.
 

'No impact on radio' from WIN Newsroom closures

Thursday 20 June, 2019

A spokesperson has told radioinfo that the WIN newsroom closures will have "no impact on the company's radio stations."

WIN owns i98 in Wollongong and C91.3 in Campbelltown.

WIN will close NSW newsrooms in Orange, Dubbo, Albury and Wagga Wagga, plus will shut down its newsroom is Queensland's Wide Bay area, which covers Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.

Weekday television news programs in each region will finish tomorrow week, Friday 28 June.

Taking control of news on smart speakers

Monday 29 April, 2019

Steve Ahern examines the issues around disaggregating radio news content for delivery over smart speakers.

SCMA Conference underway in Wagga

Saturday 16 March, 2019

The 2019 Southern Community Media Association conference is underway this weekend in Wagga.

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