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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp pivots climate change communication in Australia

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp pivots climate change communication in Australia

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Rupert Murdoch seems to be rethinking his strategy on climate change. His company News Corp — home to Fox News and other conservative outlets around the world — has recently rolled out an editorial campaign in tabloids in Australia playing up the need to cut global warming emissions by 2050. The coverage is a sharp turn for the Murdoch outlets, which for years have been peddlers of climate denial. Critics aren’t convinced Murdoch has turned a new leaf. Host Robin Young speaks with Gabi Mocatta. She’s a research fellow in climate change communication at the University of Tasmania and a lecturer in journalism at Deakin University in Melbourne in Australia. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a project aimed at strengthening the media’s focus on the climate crisis. WBUR is on...
How ProKick Australia is flooding college football with skilled Australian punters

How ProKick Australia is flooding college football with skilled Australian punters

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When the national championship game kicks off on Monday night from Indianapolis, there will be two very interested and proud observers from 9,000 miles away. Nathan Chapman and John Smith, the co-founders of ProKick Australia, will be watching one of their former enrollees punt for No. 1 Alabama. This isn’t anything new or rare. In fact, it’s quite common.  Alabama’s James Burnip is currently one of 56 Australian punters in the FBS who were trained at ProKick Australia. The academy has grown to the point where it’s a vital piece of the college football landscape, and players who have never played a down of American football before entering college are influencing programs (and championships) across the nation. Australian punters in college football 2021 Conference Australian Punters...
Duke Welcomes Sydney Romero to Coaching Staff

Duke Welcomes Sydney Romero to Coaching Staff

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Story Links DURHAM – Duke softball head coach Marissa Young has announced the hiring of four-time national champion Sydney Romero as an assistant coach. Romero will serve as the team’s hitting and infield coach. “Who better to help take our program to the next level than someone who has won two national championships as a player and two more as a coach than Sydney Romero,” Young said. “She is one of the brightest young coaches that embodies our core values, is passionate about player development and brings a championship mindset as a proven winner. I know Sydney is going to have an immediate impact on our players and I am thrilled they get to learn from one of the best to play the game. We lo...
World No 3 admits the pressure got to him in Aus

World No 3 admits the pressure got to him in Aus

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Alexander Zverev has admitted that playing for potentially his first ever Grand Slam title and the opportunity to become world No 1 became all too much for him as he ended his Australian Open campaign early, exiting after the fourth round when he was beaten in straight sets by Canadian Denis Shapovalov.  If the German achieved victory in Melbourne he would have overtaken both Novak Djokovic and Danill Medvedev for top spot in the rankings, however this wasn’t to be as he failed to even reach the quarter finals and Rafael Nadal became the champion after seeing off Medvedev in the final match, bringing his tally to 21 Grand Slam titles. However, the Olympic gold medallist didn’t take time off after he crashed out of the tournament to lick his metaphorical wounds, but instead he opted to...