Tag: Media

  • Gaybours

    Gaybours

    “Have you been watching ‘Neighbours’ since you’ve arrived back home?” came the message from my friend Sue. “No, though I’m planning for some catch-up.”, I told her.

    While I’ve been in Lismore over the last few months I became a regular viewer of the popular Australian soapie. It fitted in well with our nightly routine of dinner at about 6.00 pm and washing up done by 6.30 pm.… Read the rest “Gaybours”

  • First Nations Media Conference – Converge

    First Nations Media Conference – Converge

    There was a wonderful moment at the First Nations Media Conference (Converge) when Miriam Corowa was presented with an award for her achievements in journalism.

    You might know Miriam from her appearances on the ABC News channel, or from other work she has done in the media, including at SBS. It’s been quite a journey from her time doing Year 11 work experience at the ABC in Lismore!… Read the rest “First Nations Media Conference – Converge”

  • Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019

    Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019

    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 bow-tie.… Read the rest “Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019”

  • What’s News?

    What’s News?

    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 “Andrew Olle Media Lecture”.… Read the rest “What’s News?”

  • Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    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 Glover does a terrific job hosting the Andrew Olle Media Lecture.
    For the seventeenth time, Richard Glover does a terrific job hosting the Andrew Olle Media Lecture.
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  • Olle Scholars

    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 him.… Read the rest “Olle Scholars”

  • Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas

    Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas

    “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 public service media we have in Australia, the academics spoke of the diversity of public service media.… Read the rest “Future of Public Service Media – Sydney Ideas”

  • Google 4 Media Day

    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 end to an interesting day.… Read the rest “Google 4 Media Day”

  • Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    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.… Read the rest “Andrew Olle Media Lecture”