ABC boss Michelle Guthrie muddles her answers – then wields the axe | Amanda Meade

Broadcaster’s managing director has a horror week marred by mixed messages. Plus Fairfax’s CEO muses on the ‘trade between accuracy and speed’ in his papersIt’s been the worst week for Michelle Guthrie since she started as the ABC’s managing director in May. At Melbourne University’s New News conference last Friday she made a couple of remarks which had to be hosed down at the weekend by her corporate minders. Then on Monday she was at the centre of a last-ditch attempt to reverse a decision by the ABC board to get rid of the award-winning science magazine show Catalyst, which is watched on TV and on digital platforms by 1 million people a week. Axing a popular show which is made in-house and which is central to the ABC charter is not a good look for a new MD.First to her faux pas. Guthrie had accepted an invitation to give the keynote at the centre for advancing journalism’s conference in Melbourne. She announced that Stan Grant had been hired as Indigenous affairs editor and that the ABC would launch a dedicated news service on Facebook Messenger. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Everyone wants a piece of Bluey – even the Morrison government is falsely claiming credit | Amanda Meade

Paul Fletcher makes the hit children’s TV show part of his budget announcement. Plus: News Corp lets go of its last photographersBluey, the Emmy award-winning children’s television show, is a smash hit for ABC Kids and has won the hearts of families Australia-wide. Continue reading... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-05-14 06:34:16 UTC ]
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Andrew Bolt's 'gloating' over US election result trumped by reality | Amanda Meade

Sky TV hosts celebrate Donald Trump’s re-election too early. Plus: Woolworths partnership with News Corp sparks backlashAndrew Bolt was so excited late on Wednesday afternoon when he believed “Donald Trump seems to have won again” he warned Herald Sun readers he might just gloat on his Sky News... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Clive Palmer buys huge ad to push plan to fund malaria drug as possible cure for Covid-19 | Amanda Meade

Mining magnate took over page two and three of the Australian for his grand scheme. Plus: News Corp journos forced to take leaveOn Friday the Australian published a double-page advertisement paid for by the mining magnate Clive Palmer, promoting his plan to fund 1m doses of the malaria drug... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-27 01:06:05 UTC ]
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ABC news boss Gaven Morris faces staff revolt over spiked Adani story | Weekly Beast

News director named on a warrant by the AFP but at least that redirected staff anger for a day. Plus: News Corp exodusWhen the Australian federal police swept into Ultimo with a search warrant for ABC news on Wednesday it was a mixed blessing for news director Gaven Morris.Morris’s name was on... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Sydney sausage sizzle sparks Fairfax fair pay fizzle | Amanda Meade

Staff at the Herald enjoying roasting newspaper managers over the gender pay gap. Plus why did the ABC bury an award-winning Richard Flanagan documentary?Sydney Morning Herald journalists had a bit of fun for a good cause on Wednesday, holding a sausage sizzle outside their office at Pyrmont to... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Fairfax's warm glow short-lived amid cuts, strike and Sheehan debacle | Amanda Meade

With the SMH brand celebrating its 185th year, record readership figures and even a $27m profit, further cuts have provoked anger among Fairfax staff As the Sydney Morning Herald looks forward to its 185th birthday next month staff had been celebrating the fact that the masthead is the most... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Michelle Huneven’s ‘Search’ offers spiritual wisdom — and cookies

Michelle Huneven's novel "Search" follows a food writer's efforts to help her church find a new minister. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Time’s up for Time Out as London print edition of magazine to be axed

Final copies of erstwhile listings and entertainment bible to be printed in June after 54-year run in capitalTime Out will stop publishing its London print edition after 54 years, becoming the latest in a long line of media outlets to abandon their physical presence and go online... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2022-04-12 19:02:26 UTC ]
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ABC's 'Abbott Elementary' and Scholastic bringing free book fairs to two L.A. schools

ABC, home of freshman comedy 'Abbott Elementary,' has partnered with Scholastic to host free book fairs at seven Title 1 schools between March 14-18. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Looking for Answers to Paper Shortages

In a recent webinar, speakers said the paper shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better, and offered up a few ideas for how publishers can cope with the challenge. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Magazine ABCs: Home and garden titles surge but GQ and Hearst suffer

Actively purchased copy figures show Immediate Media benefitting as readers turn to domestic and children’s magazines. Continue reading at Media Week

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Bloomsbury Buys ABC-CLIO for $22.3 Million

U.K-based Bloomsbury Publishing has expanded its presence in the U.S. with the acquisition of the academic and reference publisher ABC-CLIO for a purchase price of $22.3 million. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, ABC-CLIO had sales of $14.7 million in 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-16 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury acquires US academic publisher ABC-CLIO in £17.3m deal

Bloomsbury has acquired California-based academic publisher ABC-CLIO in a $22.9m (£17.3m) deal, expanding its academic and digital publishing presence in North America. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Amanda Gorman’s ‘Call Us What We Carry’ is as powerful as ‘The Hill We Climb’

The young poet delivers another stirring critique of modern America in a book that is at once pointed and hopeful. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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World Literature Today’s 75—Make That 100—Notable Translations of 2021, by Michelle Johnson

Lit Lists 2021 was a robust year for literary translations. This list kept growing, and we didn’t resist. As always, though, we recognize there are, thankfully, many more and hope you’ll add them in the comments, along with those you’re eagerly... Continue reading at World Literature Today

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Amid a muddled quest for covid’s source, a crucial message

The authors’ uneven investigation could overshadow their warning about lab safety. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Why was ‘The Office’ so successful? Kevin Malone, aka Brian Baumgartner, seeks answers in a new book

In “Welcome to Dunder Mifflin,” Baumgartner and producer Ben Silverman explore the iconic Scranton workplace Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Why Does Thoreau Live On? A Few Famous Writers Offer Answers.

In “Now Comes Good Sailing,” an anthology gathered by Andrew Blauner, famous writers including Pico Iyer, Lauren Groff and Amor Towles meditate on Thoreau’s influence. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Michelle Gayle: ‘They said don’t leave EastEnders – I never regretted it’

From Grange Hill to the West End, via Eurovision and the Brit awards, the star has built multiple careers. She talks about stage-school pressure, TV diversity and playing Hermione in Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildMichelle Gayle was 10 months into her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter... Continue reading at The Guardian

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