The Four Corners 'Cult of Horrors' program detailed shocking abuse inside a NSW based sect and featured harrowing interviews with former members. The story was the culmination of a four year investigation by tenacious journalist Caro Meldrum-Hanna, who at times wondered if the story would ever make it to air.
HOW NEWS BREAKFAST COVERED THE MH17 CRASH
News Breakfast came on air half an hour early to cover the crash of flight MH17. Executive Producer Erin Vincent was interstate and producing from her hotel room, as hosts Michael Rowland and Virginia Trioli, and the production team in Melbourne, kept viewers up to date on the unfolding story. Here, they discuss how they decided what to report and what not to report during rolling coverage of developments.
ONLINE’S THREE-PRONGED APPROACH TO COVERING A BREAKING STORY LIKE MH17
When Editor of News Digital, Stuart Watt, was alerted to the crash of MH17 in the early hours of July 18, he quickly mobilised the Online team and brought in extra staff to provide extensive coverage of the tragedy. Here, he explains Online’s three-pronged approach to a breaking story and the need to be sceptical about information posted on social media.
Working on a distressing story like the crash of flight MH17 can cause vicarious trauma. Manager of Trauma and Resilience programs, Cait McMahon, has some advice and resources here on the intranet page. (This information is only accessible from an ABC computer.)
By Kieran Ricketts - Video Producer - ABC News Digital.
An ABC News-distributed clip of CCTV footage showing Perth commuters pushing a train to free a man whose leg got caught at the platform has become kind of a big deal. With 13 million views to date on YouTube, it is the most watched online video the ABC - not just ABC News, but corporation-wide - has distributed ever (someone prove me wrong).
(Renmark VJ Tom Fedorowytsch celebrates a year in the job.)
By Renmark Video Journalist Tom Fedorowytsch.
The River Murray glides serenely past our kitchen, and in the year I’ve been working in Renmark, I’ve spent at least a few moments every day stopping and looking out at that scene.
FAREWELL SEAN DORNEY
After more than 40 years reporting on the Pacific, Australia Network Correspondent Sean Dorney has taken a redundancy and is leaving the ABC. In this Back Story interview with Sarah Sedghi, first posted last year, Sean talks about the stories that moved him to tears, his deep affection for PNG and how he beat Ray Martin to a story.
Read more about Sean’s distinguished career here.
(ABC NewsRadio’s Sydney newsroom. Photo: Peter Marks)
By Rebecca Rose, Corporate Publications Editor.
Steve Chase was live on ABC NewsRadio when he saw an extraordinary scene out of the corner of his eye: all four news feeds on his monitor switched to images of torrents of water unleashing chaos at an undisclosed location.
This is an interesting article about the role of twitter in raising awareness of the racial tensions exploding in Ferguson, Missouri.
WWI WEBSITE DRAWS TOGETHER CONTENT FROM ACROSS THE ABC
For the next four years, a dedicated WWI Commemorative website will showcase content about the centenary drawn from across the ABC. Stuart Watt, Editor of ABC News Digital, tells Back Story about the cross divisional effort to provide a one-stop shop for audiences to understand the history of WWI and our century of service.
This article argues that Ferguson is about many things - race and policing in America, but also about internet, net neutrality and algorithmic filtering.
Congratulations to Middle East Correspondent Hayden Cooper, who was awarded the ‘2014 Lowy Institute Media Award’ last night.
The award recognised Hayden’s Foreign Correspondent report on journalist Peter Greste.