After airing first on ABC radio, the lecture can be seen on ABC1 at 10:10pm Sunday October 19.
Press Release: Ray Martin, one of the most recognised and respected faces in Australian journalism, will deliver this year’s annual 702 ABC Sydney Andrew Olle Media Lecture on 17 October 2008.
The Andrew Olle Media Lecture is held in honour of the respected and much-loved ABC broadcaster Andrew Olle who died of a brain tumour in 1995.
The Andrew Olle Media Lecture has continued to grow in stature since its inception in 1996. Ray Martin follows a long line of distinguished speakers, including John Hartigan, Senator Helen Coonan, John Doyle, Chris Anderson, Harold Mitchell, Lachlan Murdoch, Kerry Stokes AO, Eric Beecher, Steve Vizard, John Alexander, Jana Wendt and David Williamson.
The lecture’s focus is on addressing the role and future of the media, as well as profiling the work of the Andrew Olle Memorial Trust, which raises money for neuroscience research, with an emphasis on brain tumours.
The event will be audio-streamed live on Friday 17 October at abc.net.au/sydney and broadcast in Sydney on 702 ABC Sydney on Saturday 18 October at 11.00am and will also be televised nationally on ABC TV, Sunday 19 October at 10:10pm.