Attacking the national broadcaster "does not constitute a viable business model", ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told News Corp's executive chairman Michael Miller and the chiefs of the Nine and Ten TV networks.
There's an irony that just as Australian publishers are looking to implement the package of benefits won for them by Nick Xenophon, the man who negotiated them has announced he is getting out of the Senate.
A series of one-day seminars to discuss publishing issues and promote WoodWing technology will wind up in Sydney in December.
Four cities are covered in the 2010 programme, which begins in New York on March 3. Management from the company’s European headquarters will be joined by keynote speaker Mitch Klaif, chief information officer of Time Inc. His topic is the challenges facing the publishing industry and the technology and efforts necessary to overcome them.
Four parallel tracks are then dedicated to newspaper, magazine, book and corporate publishing.
Other road show sessions are planned for Zurich (June) and London (September).