Olle Scholars

"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 →

Google 4 Media Day

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 →

And Then There’s Ray…

It was the end of a memorable night at The Andrew Olle Media Lecture, the annual cross-media shindig in Sydney. The lecture was delivered by Ray Martin whose central thesis was that good commercial television journalism is often supported by passionate media individuals, the likes of Murdoch and Packer. When media companies are run by... Continue Reading →

Two Good Nights

It's lunchtime Saturday and I've just finished listening back to last night's Andrew Olle Media Lecture, which I really enjoyed. Last night's lecture was given by News Limited CEO, John Hartigan, who carried on a theme earlier expressed by Lachlan Murdoch that good journalism and good business aren't mutually exclusive. In expressing the view the... Continue Reading →

September 11, 2006

I remember vividly the night of the attacks. Damien and I were watching the late night news when, all of a sudden newsreader, Sandra Sulley, with an odd and confused look on her face, announced they were crossing immediately to CNN. Over the next few hours, we sat and watched, drank some wine, and for... Continue Reading →

Public Service Broadcasting

As it's been a long time since I've attended a university lecture, tutorial or seminar, I guess I'd forgotten the importance in academic cricles of reviewing literature and locating discussions within a theoretical framework, but today it all came flooding back. At the end of a rather interesting day at work, I went to a... Continue Reading →

Andrew Olle Dinner

It's Saturday night and I'm at work, so I thought I'd take the opportunity to update my website. Today has been a "blah" day... feeling a little hung-over... after attending last night's "Andrew Olle Dinner". As the guest speaker was Lachlan Murdoch, there was a large crowd of people in attendance, and Damien and I... Continue Reading →

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