Broadcasting into Syria12/17/14
While much has been made of social media use during Syrian civil war, and the slick news operations of groups like IS, reporter Maeve Frances visits the Turkish border, to meet with local journalists who are using a more traditional medium - radio -...
Reporting the Sydney siege
Rolling 24/7 coverage, yet with little to report and significant police restrictions, what were the strengths and weaknesses of how the siege in central Sydney was covered?
Cricket commentator Jim Maxwell
Jim Maxwell has been calling the cricket for over 30 years. The first Test, Australia v India in Adelaide, is his 271st. He talks about the craft of commentating, the challenge of asking tough questions when Australia isn’t going well and the people...
Transforming journalistic cultures
Moving legacy media production towards platforms like mobile as well as towards new ways of thinking about journalism is not easy. And for digital first operations more used to lists and cute animals, developing a critical journalistic culture is no...
Manager Deb Leavitt on cuts to Radio National
Jobs lost, programs axed and new programs in the works, we find out more about the major changes about to take place at the Media Report's home, RN.
ABC Managing Director Mark Scott on program and staffing cuts
Around 10% of all ABC employees will lose their job, after the Federal Government's $250 million funding cut. But will some of these people be re-employed on lower pay bands or as contractors with little job certainty?
Tracey Spicer and the cost of being a female TV presenter
After many years as a commercial TV news presenter Tracey Spicer has decided to say no to full make up, costly hair and beauty regimes and uncomfortable shoes. In a week in which a male presenter claimed to have worn the same suit almost every day for...
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull on ABC & SBS cuts
Over the next five years, the ABC will have to reduce its cost by $254 million and SBS by just over $25 million. The Federal Minister responsible for both broadcasters joins us to discuss the detail of the cuts.
Getting your news from Facebook
It's becoming more and more common to get your daily news from Facebook. But how is journalism prioritised in people's feeds and what is being hidden?
Journalists in Asia under attack
We look at reporters in the region who have been harassed, threatened and even killed just doing their jobs.
News commenting study
Public commenting on internet news stories has become an important bit of add-on content for media outlets. But who is doing it well and how do you keep the conversation civil?
Yalda Hakim - BBC correspondent
Born in Afghanistan, Yalda Hakim grew up in Australia and now travels the world reporting for the BBC. We find out whether her experiences of reporting from Afghanistan meshed with family stories about their one time home.
Reporting on "trade secrets"
Limits to reporting "trade secrets" are being proposed in the latest round of a major regional trade agreement (the Trans-Pacific Partnership TPP). We find out just how broadly the term can be defined by both business and government and what this...
Political cartooning 2014
Despite diverse cartooning styles, when you look at the year in Australian political cartooning, certain themes and persistent gags emerge.
The language of war
A linguistic analysis of the ABC's coverage of the first few weeks 2003 invasion of Iraq can tell us a lot about what we might be doing wrong and right in discussing the current "conflict" with IS.
When Aidan Sullivan sends photographers to some of the world's hotspots, he must make it as safe and secure as possible. Despite this, photographers are still injured, kidnapped and killed as they try to get as close as possible to the action.
The Laurie Oakes interview
For the past 45 years, Canberra press gallery journalist Laurie Oakes has covered politics, with more than his fair share of leaks and scoops. He is our special guest this week.
Hacks/Hackers goes professional
The grassroots, volunteer based global group, which brings together journalists and technologists, has for the first time employed an Executive Director, Jeanne Brooks. We find out why.
How Australian journalism has changed over 20 years
Who is a typical journalist today? Gender mix and pay, views on religion, job satisfaction levels: the first comprehensive survey of Australian journalists in 20 years presents a snapshot of the industry across different states, media formats and...
What's happening to SBS?
The proposed budget cuts to SBS have garnered far less attention than those facing the ABC, so what is likely to happen and how is their Managing Director Michael Ebeid defending the organisation?
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