Two cases against the same-sex marriage plebiscite were brought before the High Court in 2017, seeking an injunction based on issues with government funding. ABC High Court Reporter Elizabeth Byrne was there when the cases were dismissed and describes what it was like in the courtroom that day.Continue readingIt overturned the status quo: ABC journalist on covering the High Court’s same-sex marriage plebiscite decision
In recent years the news media landscape has been very unstable, with changes in media ownership and the financial downturn during the Covid-19 Pandemic both heavily contributing. Much of the turbulence has been felt in local and regional news. Following the merger between Nine and Fairfax, Australian Community Media bought the Fairfax stable of 160 regional papers and began the shift to online subscription, and News Corp stopped the print editions of around 100 regional papers. Each of these changes led to job losses, closures and contractions, and disruption to loyal audiences.Continue readingWhat does it take to be a successful local news organisation today?