In The National Interest
Now More than Ever: Australia's ABC
Paperback | Feb 2022 | Monash University Publishing | 9781922633118 | 96pp | 175x111mm | GEN | AUD$19.95, NZD$22.99
Disregard the critics. Australia’s ABC, at ninety years of age, is demonstrably more valuable to Australians now than it has ever been. The ABC’s home-grown Managing Director, David Anderson, gives us a rare insight into the ABC he knows intimately: a cultural powerhouse where Australian identity is celebrated, democracy is defended, and a very Australian brand of creativity is encouraged to flourish.
This is a challenging era for many public broadcasters, with news media consolidation, globalised entertainment streams and unreliable social media. Yet the ABC has never faltered or lost its relevance: on the contrary. This book sets out why Australians turn to their ABC now more than ever for information and news, solace and entertainment, pride and patriotism. Anderson lays out how the ABC will continue to innovate and develop as our essential and beloved national institution over the years leading to its centenary in 2032, and beyond.