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Free webinar — Who Needs the ABC?
April 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Who Needs the ABC — Why Taking it for Granted is No Longer an Option is published by Scribe and was written by Deakin University Professor of Communication, Matthew Ricketson, and Canberra University academic Patrick Mullins.
This new book charts how, in its 90th year, the best-trusted news organisation in Australia arrived at its current plight: doing the most it ever has, with less than it needs, under a barrage of constant criticism. It examines the profound changes that have swept through the Australian media, technology, and political landscapes in the past decade, and explores the tense relationship between the ABC and governments of both stripes over the last 40 years.
It dispels any complacency about the ABC’s future by charting the very real threat now posed by the Liberal-National Party coalition, and the damage that it has done to the ABC while in office.
ABC Friends Victoria is pleased to present a webinar with the authors. It will be a free event, but registration is essential