The decline of the ABC’s reputation and audience presents a serious public policy challenge, writes Nick Cater.
If the ABC was a private company, the board would be pushing the panic button.
Digital disruption has undermined the public broadcasting business model just as much as it has in the private media sector.
The ABC, however, differs from Fairfax, Seven, Nine and the rest in a crucial respect: it’s revenue base is safe as houses. It has not been obliged to …