Monday Media – Can anything save ‘dinosaur media’?

Can the Australian government’s proposed new media laws save troubled newspapers and other legacy media outlets? Or is that the wrong question to be asking? It’s now two weeks since the government confirmed plans to significantly change media ownership laws, which could prompt a whole swag of mergers and acquisitions as old-school news organisations battle…

Rear View Microphone podcast 008

Here’s the eighth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including saying farewell to some Aussie and Kiwi favourites; in  table-top games news, we look at lying with a…

Rear View Microphone podcast 007

Here’s the seventh episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including passengers having rocks thrown at them in Port Vila, but also lots of ‘good news’ stories about cruising; in…

Tuesday Cruiseday: Mystery Island, a review

Hundreds of thousands of visitors head to Vanuatu’s Mystery Island each year – almost all of them offloaded from passing cruise ships for a day of snorkelling, and swimming, and seashell collection, and sun. And for an uninhabited island, this tropical paradise does a remarkable job of catering to them all. Mystery Island’s ‘proper’ name is Inyeug Island…

Monday Media – And just like Magic, no more 2CH

It’s the worst-kept secret in Australian radio: Easy 2CH is no more. From today, the station has adopted the ‘Magic’ moniker – and, in general, the Magic format. It’s still calling itself Magic 2CH in Breakfast – but certainly by 2pm, it had adopted the Magic 1170 callsign – bringing it into line with the branding…