What does it take to be a successful local news organisation today?

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?

Hear Owl About It – episode 12

Think you know the news? The Owl will be the judge of that. Tune in as our rotating roster of student journalists quiz each other about what’s happening and play some tunes while they Google the answers. In this final episode of 2022, the entire team broadcasts live from The Well to take their tired in-jokes for one last spin. And on The Perch is Manager of The Well, Hamish.Continue readingHear Owl About It – episode 12

Hear Owl About It – episode 11

Think you know the news? The Owl will be the judge of that. Tune in as our rotating roster of student journalists quiz each other about what’s happening and play some tunes while they Google the answers. In this episode, Maddi Green, Ben Signor and Lila Greyling forget how to count and forget to play a song. And on The Perch with Anthony Lewsam is Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Shara Ranasinghe.Continue readingHear Owl About It – episode 11

Hear Owl About It – episode 10

Think you know the news? The Owl will be the judge of that. Tune in as our rotating roster of student journalists quiz each other about what’s happening and play some tunes while they Google the answers. In this episode, Lila Greyling, Ben Signor and Maddi Green double up on some questions and forget to write others. And on The Perch with Amy Briggs is Assistant Professor in Digital Art and Humanities, Denise Thwaites.Continue readingHear Owl About It – episode 10

Hear Owl About It – episode 9

Think you know the news? The Owl will be the judge of that. Tune in as our rotating roster of student journalists quiz each other about what’s happening and play some tunes while they Google the answers. In this episode, Amy Briggs, Maddi Green and Ben Signor spend a lot of time discussing reality TV and which show they should audition for. And on The Perch with Lila Greyling is Faculty of Arts and Design Lecturer, Rachel Campbell.Continue readingHear Owl About It – episode 9

Hear Owl About It – episode 8

Think you know the news? The Owl will be the judge of that. Tune in as our rotating roster of student journalists quiz each other about what’s happening and play some tunes while they Google the answers. In this episode, Ben Signor, Liam Mulhall and Maddi Green try to get their brains back in the game after the mid-semester teaching break. And on The Perch is Lecturer in Sports Media, Simon Brady.Continue readingHear Owl About It – episode 8

Long Brunch – Friday 23 September, 2022

On today’s menu, cooked up by Lila Greyling, Anthony Lewsam and Lara Stimpson: news headlines, UCX, country music, St Sinner, sport and more!Continue readingLong Brunch – Friday 23 September, 2022

Long Brunch – Wednesday 21 September, 2022

On today’s menu, cooked up by Lara Stimpson and Amy Briggs: news, floorball, HerCanberra, Muesli (the band), Spicy Lemons (also the band), and more!Continue readingLong Brunch – Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Long Brunch – Tuesday 20 September, 2022

On today’s menu, cooked up by Ben Signor, Jasmine Burns, Andrew Liang and Josh Groch: news headlines, graduation, the Supernerd, NRL finals, PIRaNaS and more!Continue readingLong Brunch – Tuesday 20 September, 2022

Long Brunch – Monday 19 September, 2022

On today’s menu, cooked up by Maddi Green, Josh Groch, Lila Greyling and Jasmine Burns: News headlines, Floriade, gymnastics, the royals, Urban Rec and more!Continue readingLong Brunch – Monday 19 September, 2022