CSU could do the job commercial broadcasters won’t
Free to air TV Network WIN is set to shut four regional newsrooms, three on Charles Sturt U’s patch.
For which the university’s Fiona Nash has a solution to the resulting reduction of local news.
“Universities are well placed to step into this breach – with production infrastructure, and talent onsite, there is a genuine opportunity to provide jobs to skilled journalists to package regional news, and learning development for students cutting their teeth on content-making in this digital age, she writes in the Central Western Daily.
Gosh universities, like, say Charles Sturt U? The idea has occurred to Ms Nash, who was a federal National Party cabinet minister before she became the university’s regional development advisor.
“Charles Sturt University has long been educating the nation’s journalists, with many moving up the ranks of television across morning, news and current affairs programs,” she said.
Good-oh, but would not more journalists on the public payroll also make it harder for existing independent regional media, – say, for newspapers such as the Central West Daily.?