8ccc photo 1998

Dave Richards spent his career as a journalist with ABC radio and The Centralian Advocate.  He was also involved with 8CCC during the 1990s (Dave is kneeling on the left in the front row of this photo from 1998).

Frustrated with conventional media, he went on to found the popular local website, AliceOnline.  In this interview, Dave tells fellow journalist Helen Womack about the freedom he found for himself and the freedom he can offer his readers by publishing on the internet. He is critical of journalism but argues that the profession is still needed to ensure we hear a healthy range of opinions.

To see Dave’s website, go to www.aliceonline.com.au

Broadcast: Tuesday 15 October 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM (NT time) and streaming live on 8ccc.com.au/live

Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm

Producers:  Helen Womack and Joy Taylor