Call for government to consider funding of independent media

The boss of Australia’s The Podcast Network has suggested that national broadcasting funding could be top-sliced to support other indepedent media.  

In a guest posting on Mumbrella, Cameron Reilly suggests:

“Is it possible that we might end up funding independent media through a mechanism similar to the ABC? Might the government take 1% of the $800 million a year we give to a centralised entity and instead create a fund to support a hundred or more independent new media sites?”

Reilly is also behind G’Day world which is believed to have been Australia’s first podcast.


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