Brave new world for ABC’s 24-hour news service

NEWS addicts around Australia will be rubbing their hands in glee because this week sees the launch of the new ABC News 24 television channel.

The station’s output will be available on ‘Freeview’ digital TV sets. It can also be seen on Foxtel, Austar and will be streamed via the internet.

So what can we expect to see? Has the ABC committed enough resources to the project to ensure it is a viable enterprise?
Deakin University’s Journalism Lecturer Colleen Murrell has been mulling over the possibilities with Gerard Callinan from ABC local radio in Gippsland.

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