Search Results: Fairfax

  • MEDIA

    The true history of religion on Radio National

    • Paul Collins
    • 25 February 2009
    29 Comments

    The public response to the axing of The Religion Report and other specialist programs late last year by ABC Radio National management was astonishing. But the response of the ABC was abysmal. It is time to tell the whole story.

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  • MEDIA

    Newspaper's golden age

    • Moira Rayner
    • 19 December 2008
    7 Comments

    It is apparently old-fashioned to expect to be primarily informed and engaged by a newspaper, yet that is what Melburnians loved about The Age. As a one-time Age columnist, I came in — and went out — at the turning point for that once venerable organ.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    ABC Radio National's bland vision

    • Michael Mullins
    • 20 October 2008
    18 Comments

    The ABC is abandoning the Religion Report and other specialist programs as part of changes intended to make the most of new technology. Management must explain how dumbing down content will ensure Radio National's relevance in the future.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    SIEV-X questions sink leadership credentials

    • Michael Mullins
    • 15 September 2008
    10 Comments

    Discussion prompted by the publication of Peter Costello's memoirs defines leadership narrowly as the ability to win elections. If the criteria were expanded to include moral fortitude, judgments about leadership would be very different.

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  • MEDIA

    Economic logic will protect Fairfax quality

    • Chris McGillion
    • 01 September 2008
    9 Comments

    Market realities demand corporate managers do not trash the 'brand'. The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and the Financial Review are respected brands because they contain quality reporters and commentators.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Glossing over Kevin Rudd's Catholic school days

    • Tom Cranitch
    • 15 May 2007
    7 Comments

    A Fairfax press article last week speculated about the Labor leader's reluctance to talk about his 18 months as a boarder at Brisbane's Marist College Ashgrove. It is most likely that his greatest difficulty was his need to grieve after the sudden death of his father.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    New beaut theatre

    • Peter Craven
    • 01 July 2006

    Peter Craven on recent star-studded Australian works.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Love’s Brother

    • Lucille Hughes
    • 05 June 2006

    Lucille Hughes discusses  the state of the Australian film industry

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  • MEDIA

    Digital Radio set for 2009 stillbirth?

    • Michael Mullins
    • 18 May 2006
    1 Comment

    Last month, Communications Minister Helen Coonan put industry interests ahead of those of listeners when she announced a comparatively distant launch date for digital radio, and said it is highly likely current analogue services will never be switched off.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Truth, politics and the Fourth Estate

    • Morag Fraser
    • 14 May 2006

    The following essays by Morag Fraser and John Schumann are edited addresses from the Jesuit Lenten Seminar Series held in February–March 2005.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    Short-term gains

    • Jack Waterford
    • 14 May 2006

    For at least the past 20 years, people have predicted the demise of the newspaper, the magazine, and, probably, ultimately, the book. I do not believe it for a second.

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  • AUSTRALIA

    The Labor split

    • Paul Strangio
    • 25 April 2006

    The healing begins 

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