Missing Journalist: the story continues…

By Cassandra Elliott. Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has been missing since he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd to get paperwork to marry his Turkish fiancé. His fiancé waited outside for hours, but the 59-year-old has not been seen since. The journalist has written pieces for The Washington Post that are…

OPINION – The Liberals versus ABC Journalists

Opinion written by Dr Ian Cook, Murdoch University Senior Lecturer In Global Politics & Policies  Justin Milne’s resignation as chair of the ABC is yet another moment in an ongoing feud between the Liberal Party and ABC journalists. Allegations that he tried to fire journalists who were “hated” by the Australian Government were the reason that…

Perth Community Broadcasters Prepare For World Radio Day

By Nicholas Farrington Tuesday the 13th brings us the 7th annual World Radio Day. A day dedicated to appreciating the power that radio has to connect, entertain, and educate us. World Radio Day 2018 has taken the theme of sport to commemorate 2018’s exciting sporting events. The event will focus on the common thread that…

Nine Political Editor Laurie Oakes Announces Retirement

Channel Nine political editor Laurie Oakes has announced his retirement, ending a 50-year career in journalism. The 73-year-old made the announcement on Thursday afternoon, claiming he was slowing down and “It’s time.” “I don’t think there’s anything special about Laurie Oakes,” he told 774 ABC Radio Melbourne. “I’m a bit of a fixture, I’ve been…

Fairfax Shares Rise During Bidding War

Fairfax’ shares have risen by 6.9 per-cent, taking them to a six-year high, after receiving competing bids for the company. The competing bids come from Australian telecommunications company TPG and US private equity company Hellman & Friedman. Hellman & Friedman are an established media investment company located in both New York City and San Francisco.…

Staff Strike over Fairfax Job Cuts

Staff at Fairfax Media will not be covering the Federal Budget after voting to go on strike next week, following an announcement of job cuts across the company’s Australian Newspapers. Journalists and editorial staff from WA Today, The Sydney Morning, The Age and Brisbane Times will be affected by the cutting of 125 jobs, which…

Network Ten Shares Hit New Low

Network Ten company’s shares continue to hit a succession of new all-time lows in the past week, this has led to fears that the company may collapse. Next Thursday the network will release half-yearly results, which could very-well determine their future. Investors are predicting Ten is going to announce a loss. Dr Kayt Davies, Senior…

Protesters protest outside TVB’s HQ

TVB celebrated its 46th Anniversary yesterday. Unfortunately, the recent TV licensing saga has rather overshadowed the anniversary. As we reported yesterday, a group of internet users have called for a ‘wander’ near the TVB headquarters in the evening, showing their discontent towards TVB’s ever-decreasing show quality. It turned out to be more than just ‘wandering’.…