News Corporation Reports $817 million loss as newspapers lose value

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation has recorded an $817 million loss across the year as the values of its newspaper mastheads declines. Despite $40 million in cuts to many of its papers and a profit of $300 million last year News Corp has been unable to slow the loss of money as print media is abandoned…

Sean Spicer Resigns as Trump’s Press Secretary

Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary has resigned from his post over objections to the appointment of Anthony Scaramucci as the White House communications director. Mr Spicer is reported to have told Donald Trump that the appointment was a “major mistake”, resigning shortly after the announcement. Mr Spicer has previously been acting as White…

Nine Axe Darwin News

Communities in Northern Territory expressed their outrage over Channel 9’s radical decision to chop the locally produced 6PM TV News, and centralize the operation from Queensland. Weekend news from Darwin will be replaced with the 6PM newscast from Brisbane. At the time when media diversity is the focus of this nation, Channel 9’s decision to…

Community TV Online Shift to Cost Youth Job Training

Young people planning to enter the media industry could experience a reduction of local training opportunities in two weeks, when community television broadcasting goes off air across Australia. Community television broadcasting licences expire on June 30, following Federal Government plans in 2014 to move broadcasting online, affecting volunteers training with stations. Stations across Australia received…

Cable news star Bill O’Reilly axed from Fox News

Fox News and parent company 21st Century Fox have announced that their highest rating news commentator and anchor, Bill O’Reilly will not be returning to the network. The decision follows ongoing allegations of sexual harassment and verbal abuse by five women, which have resulted in Fox News paying over $13 million in legal settlements to…

ATV to lose broadcasting license

Click on the player above to video version of the story. (Story begins at 03:54) This story was written by WAMN News journalist Helene Fung. Hong Kong’s Executive Council today turned down Asia Television’s application to renew its free to air broadcasting license, meaning that the television station’s days are numbered. Formerly named Rediffusion Television,…

Hong Kong Police Suppress Protesters Against XRL With Pepper Spray

A protest against the now on-going Express Rail Link (XRL) project was taking place near the Government Headquarters Complex near Admiralty. Protesters said this protest is a memorial to the anti-XRL movements, which happened 4 years ago. Back then, protesters blocked off the gateway of the Legislative Council, surrounding the lawmakers who were debating and…

Oscars: 12 years a slave & Gravity the big winner

This story is written by WAMN reporter Rodney Mouawad. 12 years a slave and Gravity were the big winners following the 86th Academy Awards which was held in a gala ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night. The Steve McQueen directed historical drama, 12 years a slave won three Oscars including the prestigious award of…

Schapelle Corby Granted Bail

After spending more than 9 years in the Indonesian Kerobokan Prison, Schapelle Corby has been granted bail along with 1291 prisoners in the system. There was a media frenzy outside the prison as Mercedes Corby arrived in the afternoon. Indonesia’s Justice Minister Amir Syamsuddin held a press conference later this evening, but he refused to answer specific questions about…