I took a rebel stand on my outfit for this year's "Andrew Olle Media Lecture". Though I've been attending the lecture for over twenty years (only missing one, the year I lived in Western Australia) dressing for it is pretty simple. As a man, all you need to worry about is a tuxedo and a … Continue reading Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019
This is a busy week for me. I'm going to see a movie tomorrow night (a preview of the new "Terminator movie"); I'm having a joint "Birthday Dinner" on Thursday night with a friend (we have a birthdays a fortnight apart, so we're celebrating in the middle), and on Friday night, I'm going to the … Continue reading What’s News?
Once again, the Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I've been attending for over twenty years, delivered. A terrific speech about sports journalism, and the changing face of media, viewed from the perspective of award winning footy writer, Caroline Wilson. Good food, good company, good conversation. Always a pleasure to attend. For the seventeenth time, Richard … Continue reading Andrew Olle Media Lecture
"OMG, I was in a meeting the other week, and I realised I was one of the 'older people' in the room", I told a colleague earlier tonight. "I was no longer 'the bright young thing'. I was now the 'older senior advisor'", I added. "The same thing is happening in my family", I told … Continue reading Olle Scholars
"There's no universal model of public service media, in terms of content, principles or funding" was the concensus of the academics who spoke at a Sydney Ideas forum, which I attended tonight. "Sydney Ideas", by the way, is a series of regular public forums which I sometimes go along to. Despite our "BBC model" of … Continue reading Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas
The view from the sixth floor cafe at Google HQ in Sydney is pretty damn good. Along with about 150 others, I participated today in a "Google 4 Media Day" held there which ended with a couple of glasses of wine. It was a lovely day in Sydney, with a nice breeze, and the perfect … Continue reading Google 4 Media Day
The "Andrew Olle Media Lecture" is one of my favourite nights of the year, professionally-speaking. I get to dress up (in the same tux I've been wearing for several years), I get to do a bit of schmoozing, and I get to hear someone interesting talk about the state of the Australian media. According to … Continue reading Andrew Olle Media Lecture