Well Done Ms Jackson!

March 25, 2008

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Mark Scott, Managing Director of the ABC has announced that ABC Radio journalist Elizabeth Jackson (not to be confused with Liz Jackson) has been awarded the 2008 Donald McDonald ABC Scholarship to the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in Oxford.

Elizabeth has worked for the ABC for 16 years, and hosts Correspondents Report on Radio National, as well as being the host and Executive Producer of Saturday AM.  

As part of her Oxford studies, Elizabeth will investigate international Freedom of Information legislation as a fundamental part of investigative journalism. Elizabeth will have the opportunity to study the FOI laws in the UK and Europe, and closely analyse the ability for this legislation to allow journalists to break significant national and international stories. 

The award has been given each year since 1999, and was renamed in 2006 in honour of Donald McDonald, the former Chairman of the corporation.


Franno’s back!

January 26, 2008

Fran KellyFrom Tuesday morning at 6am, Fran Kelly makes a return to Radio National Breakfast. RN Breakfast is regarded as the breakfast programme for the movers and shakers. It’s the place to go for a substantial round of politics, business, international affairs…and a bit of fun.

It’s great to see Fran back this week…best of luck to her for 2008.