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The Resource Who needs the ABC? : why taking it for granted is no longer an option, Matthew Ricketson & Patrick Mullins

Who needs the ABC? : why taking it for granted is no longer an option, Matthew Ricketson & Patrick Mullins

Label
Who needs the ABC? : why taking it for granted is no longer an option
Title
Who needs the ABC?
Title remainder
why taking it for granted is no longer an option
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Ricketson & Patrick Mullins
Title variation
Who needs the Australian Broadcasting Corporation?
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation is under an existential threat, especially from the conservative federal government, even though it is the best-trusted news organisation in Australia, and plays a vital role in Australian life. For years, the ABC's funding has been slashed, forcing it to let go journalists with decades of experience in asking hard questions about anyone and everyone, including government. It has been besieged by written complaints from ministers, hectoring by prime ministers, and intense pressure on its most senior executives. Its board has been stacked with a succession of political appointees. It has been relentlessly, often baselessly, attacked by the Murdoch media. Apart from the external attacks, the ABC has also inflicted damage on itself. It has not only shed staff but has cut important programmes; contentious enterprises have been dropped and replaced by benign, inoffensive ones. It is not surprising that staff morale at the ABC has sunk in recent years. This book details how the travails of the ABC in this period fit into a global debate about the role of public broadcasting in the modern era. Who Needs the ABC? also takes seriously the arguments made for the ABC's break-up and privatisation and offers a rejoinder to those calls. It doesn't shy away from the failings that have led to the ABC's current parlous position, but it identifies the vital role that it plays in Australian cultural and democratic life, and argues for a continuation of that role and shows how it can be done
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
11059828
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ricketson, Matthew
Dewey number
302.23
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mullins, Patrick
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Mass media
  • Government corporations
Target audience
adult
Label
Who needs the ABC? : why taking it for granted is no longer an option, Matthew Ricketson & Patrick Mullins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071286190
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922310927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1306511457
Label
Who needs the ABC? : why taking it for granted is no longer an option, Matthew Ricketson & Patrick Mullins
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071286190
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
248 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781922310927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1306511457

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