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David Marr to host RN Late Night Live

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Renowned journalist David Marr will take over as host of RN’s Late Night Live until the end of the year, following the retirement of veteran presenter Phillip Adams after 33 years. David Marr, a Walkley Award-winning journalist, has an extensive career that includes editing The National Times and reporting for The Bulletin, Fairfax, The Guardian, and the ABC. He has hosted Media Watch, worked as an investigative journalist on Four Corners, and presented various arts programs. Marr is also a successful author. His latest book, "Killing for Country: A Family Story," has received critical acclaim, adding to his notable biographies of Nobel-winning Australian author Patrick White and former Chief Justice Sir Garfield Barwick. David Marr called it an 'honour' to be picked for hosting the show. "I'm honoured and terrified. It’s going to be a ball,” he said. RN Manager Dina Rosendorff acknowledged the challenge of replacing Phillip Adams but expressed confidence in Marr's abiliti

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Collective Newsroom seeks Senior Data Journalist for BBC News Indian Languages

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The Collective Newsroom is currently seeking a skilled and experienced Senior Data Journalist based in Delhi who specializes in visual journalism BBC News – Indian Languages.   In this role, the ideal candidates will utilize their expertise to present data-driven insights using various visual storytelling methods such as charts, maps, and graphics.   Collaborating closely with designers, developers, and fellow journalists, data journalist will enhance our coverage and deliver timely and insightful stories. The deadline for applications is 2nd June 2024.   

Newslaundry introduces ‘NewsAble’, a news app and website for people with disabilities

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Newslaundry, an independent media organisation, has launched a news app and website named 'NewsAble' to create a user-friendly approach even for people with disablilities.   The NewsAble site carries a slogan, 'Making news accessible to everyone', assuring a holistic inclusion on all section of the society without discrimination, according to a release by the company.  At The Media Rumble last year, the Newslaundry previewed NewsAble – a set of features and system overhauls that would make their website and app accessible to people with disabilities. “A string of structural changes that would make our website and app compatible with screen readers used by blind users and features that disabled users rely on to access the internet and computers,” stated Chitranshu Tewari, Director, Product and Revenue, Newslaundry.  Features like screen reader compatibility, colour filters and contrast themes, dyslexia font and motion control, transcripts and subtitles, voice search, reader

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