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Barr lobbies for local media safeguards via inquiry submission

local media with Andrew Barr in 2015

The ACT Government is one of only three state or territory governments to have made a submission to the Federal Government’s inquiry into broadcasting, online content and live production to rural and regional areas of Australia.
The inquiry will hold public hearings in Canberra tomorrow and in Sydney on March 7 and 8. Members of the [...]

What’s WIN News doing at 7pm?

By 18 December 2013

You’d think a major shift of the local news would get more of a statements but we just get, on the WIN website Now at 7PM.
If it persists one would think the broadcast from Wollongong presented by drunks, crammed full of ads, will get its clock cleaned by the ABC News.

Poor old Jack Waterford is entertainment now?

By 18 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s a sad sad day when Canberra’s most holy of sacred cows, the Canberra Times’ “Editor at Large” Jack Waterford is banished from news or even opinion and can be found lurking in entertainment.
We’re not entirely sure what the confused Canberra Times reader looking for Bieber hit (rather than going straight to TMZ) is going [...]

Still wrong a day later

By 11 December 2013 FEATURED ARTICLE

Those damn subbies and their spelling:

Mike Welsh quits 2CC

By 1 November 2013

CityNews are reporting that middle management has cost angry old man’s radio a rare talent:
DRIVE-TIME talk back presenter Mike Welsh has resigned from radio station 2CC this month after almost 11 years.
Welsh told “CityNews” the reason behind his resignation was a “long-running issue with middle management” that could not be solved.
“I’m disappointed it had [...]

Long knives at SC Ten…

By 26 October 2013

TV Tonight has news on job losses in SC Ten’s playout centre at Watson, at least 15 people will be joining the Centrelink queue according to David Knox
Will be interesting to hear what the company has to say about this…

Canberra no longer metropolitan as far as Fairfax is concerned

By 16 October 2013

The Australian is gleefully reporting that the Canberra Times has been downgraded from a metropolitan daily to community news:
THE newspaper of the nation’s capital is no longer considered a metropolitan title, with publisher Fairfax Media announcing this afternoon it was shifting masthead The Canberra Times from the metro news division to its Australian Community Media [...]

Ross Solly moving to Thailand, departing The Beast

By 3 October 2013

The Age has the news that the ABC’s morning’s man Ross Solly is following his missus to Thailand:
Mr Solly said speculation on social media about his future had prompted confirmation he would move to Thailand with his family next year.
“I am looking forward though very, very much, to becoming a stay-at-home-Dad,” Mr Solly said.
“But yes, [...]

Jack Waterford pleads guilty to DUI

By 26 September 2013

The Canberra Times reports their editor-at-large has plead guilty but avoided conviction for a low range DUI:
Waterford blew 0.082 after he was stopped by police on Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, about 11.35pm on July 10 this year.

Waterford, who represented himself, applied for and was granted a Section 17, which allowed him to avoid a conviction and [...]

ACT Government wants your thoughts on its communication

By 23 September 2013

The ACT Government has rather pointedly ignored us in its latest survey.
But that’s OK because you can write RiotACT in under “other”.
Go to work folks, go to work.

Newspaper Recommendation Sought

By 5 September 2013

I am planning a major window cleaning episode at chez troll and am seeking fellow rioters’ recommendations as to the best newspaper to get my glazing sparkling in this glorious spring sunshine.  The problem is, the newspapers I have tested this week are pretty woeful, and my limited testing has revealed the following traits:
All the [...]

Canberra is “really stupid stuff”?

By 7 August 2013

An intriguing piece of Canberra bashing in the Canberra Times today:
So the government spends my tax dollars on some really stupid stuff. Like internet filtering, the Olympics, the Army and Canberra. OK, while that’s their choice, the automotive industry is not owned or run by the government. So why does it get so much money?

Behold the Luke Dufficy Showreel


We don’t know if WIN’s Luke Dufficy is polishing up his CV or not.
But we do know he’s just posted this showreel to YouTube.
This is a selection of reports from Australian journalist Luke Dufficy.
What’s your favourite bit?


By 18 July 2013

The Tuggeranong Community Council (TCC) has launched an online petition calling on WIN TV management to reverse its decision to downgrade its Canberra and region news service.
The TCC is encouraging all residents in the Canberra Region WIN TV viewing area to sign the petition (link below) and to circulate it to family and friends via email [...]

The WIN News roundabout

By 9 July 2013

The Illawarra Mercury is displeased that moving Canberra’s news bulletin to Wollongong has bumped the Wooly news to an earlier pre-record.
Wollongong no longer has a live TV news broadcast after WIN Television began pre-recording its Illawarra bulletin.
The move comes after the television station announced two weeks ago that it would produce its Canberra bulletin [...]

Canberra Times becomes the Fairfax back door

By 2 July 2013

With the internet awash with freetards moaning that they might have to pay to read the SMH or Age online the Canberra Times has announced they can’t convince anyone to pay for what they do.
With the paper awash with content from the rest of the Fairfax stable one can see the rest of Australia soon [...]

WIN News leaving Canberra?

By 26 June 2013

The Canberra Times reports that Canberra’s soft focused news service will be coming to us from Wollongong:
The Canberra WIN news bulletin will be moved to the television channel’s Wollongong studios from next week, amid significant changes to the local news team.
It is understood a local half-hour bulletin would still be broadcast to the capital, but [...]

Adios WIN ACT nightly news team

By 1 June 2013

Seeing this article in the Canberra Times prompted me to post here.
I don’t even watch WIN normally (nor sports in the news), but when I first moved to ACT and saw Danielle Post and Greg Thomson presenting their nightly news I am astounded by how refreshing honest and friendly they are, and have much praise [...]

Locally owned, locally focused websites? RiotACT and daylight


Grey’s Eye On Media has some interesting results.
Grey’s Ask Canberra research shows that the trend to online news is being driven, above all, by the 25–34 year old age group, while older Canberrans are more likely to cling to their print-oriented past. Around half of this young adult group had visited the Canberra Times website [...]

More blood at the Canberra Times

By 21 February 2013

Independent Australia has a story on more empty desks in the tree killer’s lair:
Approximately a dozen call centre staff and 20-30 classifieds staff will be outsourced in the coming months; as well as a number of positions in accounts and pre-press getting cut altogether.
It is understood that similar positions in The Age and the [...]

Canberra Times makes the global cut for worst media errors

By 13 December 2012

They’ll be celebrating in Fyshwick tonight, Craig Silverman’s year in media errors has found time to give our very own Canberra Times a mention as an Other Favourite for Typo of the Year:
The Canberra Times:
The article “Game on in Dickson’s twilight zone” (June 23, p4) incorrectly reported the 2011 Canberra Roleplaying and Games Festival [...]

The laziest literature review known to humankind?

By 11 December 2012

The Parliamentary Library has taken a rearview mirror look at the ACT Election.
Very disappointingly it seems the parliamentary library is only aware of one news outlet in Canberra.
A pathetic joke in 2012.

Cam Sullings enters the belly of the beast

By 8 December 2012

CityNews reports that the doyenne of Canberra FM radio (such as it is), Cam Sullings, is moving to the heart of the government patronage machinery.
Canberra FM Radio general manager Eoghan O’Byrne says after 20 years, Cam has “decided to embark on a new journey” and accepted a position with ActewAGL as their Senior Sponsorship & [...]

Conder v. Condor

By 7 December 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

It’s an ongoing source of frustration in Canberra, but following this morning’s whoopsy in the Canberra Times (screenshot below, apparently introduced by the sub-editor as it’s right in the copy) we thought it was time for a public service announcement.
Quite what Charles Conder did to deserve having a darkest Tuggeranong suburb named after him remains [...]

Lineup shuffle on The Beast

By 30 November 2012

Not that they’d ever admit something was wrong, but the ABC has announced a pretty major rejig of their local on air lineup in 2013.
Angels and Ministers of Grace preserve us, there are men!
Changes in 2013 will see Alex Sloan and Genevieve Jacobs swap the Morning and Afternoon time slots; Louise Maher will take on [...]

Meanwhile at the CT

By 20 October 2012

Having removed the people’s prerogative and declared the election over mid last week the Canberra Times journos have taken to interviewing themselves.
I can’t say how thrilled I am to learn that Katy likes Seinfeld and Zed cooks a decent roast.

An unexpected look behind the scenes at CityNews

By 17 October 2012

I’ll admit to peeking at CityNews’ local tv ratings. Generally to reaffirm the extreme geriatric nature of the Canberra TV audience.
I mean New Tricks wins every single time unless there’s a major sports event.
Who watches a police procedural about retired police? Old people that’s who.
But this week’s has a bit of a bonus worth [...]

Can Lip Mag get over the Canberra Times for facebook likes?

By 2 October 2012

The Magazine for Young Women “Lip” is tweeting their desire to overtake the Canberra Times for facebook likes:
If 286 more people like @lip_mag on facebook, they will have more likes than The Canberra Times. This should happen.
— Melissa Wellham (@melissawellham) October 2, 2012

We too think this should happen so hit em up if you’re [...]

What about bias at the ABC?

By 27 September 2012

So we heard about the alleged bias of the Canberra Times.
Is the ABC biased too? More than a few Labor stories are tagged so that a string of Labor promises appear with many of the new announcements (not all). But the Libs don’t do so well, until you get a negative Liberal story.
Recent [...]

104 and Mix celebrating the ratings

By 12 September 2012

Canberra FM Radio have sent in their happiness with their recent ratings:
104.7 continues to dominate the Canberra radio airwaves according to the Neilsen Survey 2 results released
today. 104.7 has added another notch to the belt as Canberra’s number 1 most listened to radio station in an unbroken run of 12 Survey wins, whilst mix 106.3 [...]

One of the most significant events of the 20th century – and we cant get the dates right

By 2 September 2012

Reading through the Sudnay CT and on page 20 the regular photo piece ” A thousand Words”  includes a shot of Neil Armstrong unloading experiments from the side of the lunar lander with the caption -
“The end of an era:  United States Astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died at age 82 during the week and was [...]

Thickies catch on to Apple Store story

By 5 July 2012

Back on 24 March we noted that it looked like Apple was planning to open a store of their own here in Canberra.
We even have hot word it’s what’s been driving the massive renovations on Garema Place.
But it seems the sections of the ACT media who move their lips when they read have caught on [...]

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