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Mental health

In this Health Report podcast Norman Swan talks with Associate Professor Leanne Rowe, one of the authors of a new book about teenage depression. We also hear how a nation has tried to develop a plan for mental well-being and a discussion about the effectiveness...

Don't leave us with the bill: the case against an Australian Bill of Rights

This Big Ideas recording is from the launch of the book Don't Leave us With the Bill, which is a series of essays and has been published by the Menzies Research Centre. Advocates of an Australian statutory bill of rights have attracted much air time...
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Charles Dickens: the journalist as novelist, the novelist as journalist

Described by Walter Bagehot as a novelist who was 'a special correspondent for posterity', Charles Dickens began his professional writing career as a journalist: first as a parliamentary reporter, then as the author of sketches for daily and weekly papers (later collected as Sketches by...

On the record with Fairfax's David Kirk

Antony Funnell speaks with the Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Media, David Kirk, about his organisation's pending merger with Rural Press. Much has been written about the benefits for shareholders, but what's in it for consumers?

Reporting on Indigenous issues

Antony Funnell interviews Tony Koch, senior reporter with The Australian newspaper, and this year's winner of the prestigious Graham Perkin Award for Journalism, an award he won for his coverage of Indigenous issues.

The changing face of advertising

A look at the way in which the Australian advertising industry is adapting to the challenges of the modern age of communication.

Major cuts at the BBC

Staff cuts are to be made at the BBC - one of the world's most influential broadcasters. The Media Report interviews the former Executive Producer of Panorama, Steve Hewlett, now a London-based media commentator and analyst.

The British are coming!

The Media Report examines the BBC's designs on Australia in an interview with Wayne Garvie, the Managing Director of Content and Production at BBC Worldwide. The Beeb's commercial arm BBC Worldwide has us clearly in its sights. And it also has plans to expand its...

Murdoch's expansionary moves

In the US and Europe, News Corporation is in a predatory mood and the ever-hungry Murdoch empire just gets bigger and bigger.

Emoticons and email ettiquette

What exactly is an emoticon? And what makes for good and bad email? According to Kristin Byron, from the Whitman School of Management at New York's Syracuse University, training staff in how to effectively use email is something that most companies and organisations simply overlook...