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 [...]
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 [...]
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 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.
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 & [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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. facebook.com/lipmag
— Melissa Wellham (@melissawellham) October 2, 2012
We too think this should happen so hit em up if you’re [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The ABC have a rundown on the still undecided fate of the Canberra Times.
It might be going tabloid, or might not. There will be voluntary redundancies, but they don’t know how many. The parliamentary bureau might be going, or it might be staying.
The Canberra Times high command of Ken Nichols and Rod Quinn are calming the horses:
The results of a review of Fairfax’s metropolitan newsrooms – including The Canberra Times, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age – will be released for staff discussion next week. The work will further strengthen The Canberra Times by giving it [...]
I have in front of me a renewal for my home-delivered Canberra Times, which I will hold onto for now without renewing.
Delivery problems? No. Cost too high? No. Dissatisfied with content? No.
I just don’t want to read the regurgitations of Ms Rinehart, mining magnate from Western Australia.
I will leave the subscription renewal in abeyance until [...]
Crikey is explaining the cuts to Fairfax announced this morning which will impact the Canberra Times:
In the bombshell announcement delivered via a technically-plagued internal staff webcast this morning, CEO Greg Hywood said 20% of the cuts would come from editorial, 20% from printing and the remainder from other activities.
The media giant currently employs 800 [...]
The SMH has an AAP story about Canberra Times staff going out on a wildcat strike over plans to move Newcastle Herald and Illawarra Mercury sub-editors to New Zealand. (That those two mast-heads could be employing 66 subbies has boggled minds here in The Eagle’s Nest).
“Journalists, producers, designers and photographers at The Canberra Times are [...]
CityNews is taking much joy in further reports of decline at the Canberra Times:
“The Canberra Times” fell below 30,000 paid sales for its Monday to Friday editions recording a 6.6 per cent drop (to 29,441 copies) and the flagship Saturday edition falling by 8.18 per cent (to 49,178) and Sunday dipped 5.55 per cent (to [...]
We had a major traffic accident yesterday afternoon, and a major arterial road was closed just before evening rush hour/s began. This was Pialligo Avenue, between Canberra Airport and Queanbeyan. Used by thousands of cars and motorbikes in both directions… in fact it’s become so busy in the evenings that it clogs up east-bound, and [...]
It seems that the University of Canberra just can’t keep itself out of trouble, particularly in regards to their journalism school. After recent controversy about Lynne Minion being asked by course convenor Crispin Hull to pass failing international students, one would think that they would want to lie low for a while.
However, when five journalism [...]
A slightly bizarre thing happened yesterday afternoon on ABC local radio. I was doing keynote speakers segment when the subject turned to the vexed issue of Legislative Assembly Timesheets.
Former Deputy Chief Minister Ted Quinlan, not known for being a huge fan of RiotACT and its works, was gracious enough to acknowledge that he’d only had [...]
For an institution purporting to teach (at vast expense) both journalism and public relations the University of Canberra can’t seem to take a trick.
This afternoon Triple J’s Hack program sunk the boot into UC over its handling of student FOI requests and threats to expel journalism student Lauren Ingram for asking them questions they do [...]
This is the last 19 hours of UC journalism lecturer Julie Posetti’s twitter feed:
The weight of comments are whipping up yesterday’s story in Crikey which does no favours to UC or Ms Posetti’s colleague Crispin Hull.
In fact we were tipped off to the issue by Ms Posetti’s tweet.
One can only imagine tings are going to [...]
Crikey is running a piece on efforts by the University of Canberra via lecturer Crispin Hull to stop journalism students digging into cuts by the the University.
the deputy dean of arts and design, professor Greg Battye, instructed Hull to pass on a message to me as the one remaining student refusing to withdraw their [...]
When we get a media release from Canberra FM radio it’s not to tell us about bad ratings. But they do seem very happy with their recent performance:
Canberra FM Radio stations 104.7 and mix106.3 have again dominated the Canberra radio airwaves according to the Neilsen Survey 1 results released today. 104.7 has added another notch [...]
As Canberra’s only media outlet giving honest reports about its audience we’ve made a habit of giving a quarterly peek into Google’s analytics take on us.
So comparing Q1 2012 to Q1 2011 we find:
– Visits: 1,086,481 up from 746,505 for a a 46% increase.
– Unique Visitors: 406,952, up from 280,874 for a 44% increase.
– Pageviews: [...]
The ABC types are getting excited on Twitter about the departure of the in equal parts loved and loathed Mark Carmody from the evening news:
Siobhan Heanue ? @siobhanheanue
The irrepressible, inimitable Mark Carmody is leaving @abcnewsACT. Who will plunder the OPH rose gardens now?
For those still watching the ABC News Mark Carmody tended to be an [...]
I’m looking to do some local press advertising for my business. Before I spend a small fortune on advertising, I’d love to hear your views on where my advertising dollar is best spent eg:
- City News
- Canberra Weekly
- Canberra Times
[ED - And let us not forget RiotACT]
The Canberra Times has taken a step towards ending the delivery of a Chronicle to every house/unit/flat in Canberra.
Today’s Times carries a half page ad on page 9 pushing The Chronicle’s new Online edition.
The Times is selling the environmental benefit, but the clincher is a notation under the three easy steps to get the [...]
“The Canberra Times is about to unveil an exciting new online experience with a new-look website at canberratimes.com.au”
Exciting to whom I wonder?