Nikole Gunn

What does it take?
What does it take to make it to the top of your game in news?  What is it that makes that journo stand out from the rest? What is it that gets them hired above everyone else?
The Quills
The Melbourne Press Club awards (the Quills) are a little like the Logies, but not quite as many egos and no ‘Home and Away’ starlets running around.
The Hoax Dilemma
Recent bomb hoaxes involving more than a hundred schools across the country placed the media in a difficult position.  The news spread quickly on both Social Media and Mainstream Media.
What’s App in news?
The radio news landscape is very different to just a few years ago.  Newsrooms have contracted and bulletins networked, leaving journalists to work smarter.
Going bush
Much has been made of the contraction within the industry and the down sizing of newsrooms over the past 12 months.  It’s invariably led to the question: where are we going to get the ‘new blood’ ...
Hot, hotter, hottest?
It’s been a good 18-months for Eddie McGuire and the Hot Breakfast.  Hard work behind the scenes and in front of the microphone has paid off with consistent results each survey.
A hot “Hot Breakfast”
A chessboard and its pieces is an analogy that’s been used before to describe events these past few days in Melbourne FM radio. And it’s a spot on description.
Longevity: it’s a numbers game.
Smoothfm’s newest recruit Steve Blanda has reached a radio milestone that very few manage to attain. After leaving 2UE in the great Macquarie/Fairfax purge of just a few months ago, Blanda is ...
The Force is strong in this one….
Anyone who’s sat through Star Wars would know that Darth Vader was picking up on ‘something’ about a young pilot, who turns out to be his son.  The “Force” runs strong in his family. Whilst we’re ...
Spreading the news
We’re in a unique position in Australia.  Despite the merging of newsrooms, the outsourcing of news services and the sacking of journalists, listeners have still got it good when it comes to ‘news’.
Another one bites the dust
After the blood letting that followed the Fairfax-Macquarie, it was natural to think, or even hope, that perhaps we’d seen the last of the upheaval.  Maybe we’d see some stability. Not quite. ...