I am outgoing ABC Technology Editor, Nick Ross. AMA
My short bio: I've been the ABC's Technology and Games Editor for the past five years. I left yesterday.
Why am I doing this? a) r/australia (and many others) have been asking me for over two years why I stopped writing about the NBN. I told them I'd answer when I left the ABC.
b) This brief Twitter exchange hit the front page of reddit, led to press coverage and so many questions from public, journos and pollies that it took me six hours just to go through my Twitter feed.
c) I've documented everything that happened to me for the past three years (as I saw which way things were heading even back then). There's a strong public interest element.
d) I don't want any other ABC journalists or employees to be pressured or put through what I've been put through over the past three years.
e) Ignore all the above, I'm actually just a bitter and disgruntled former employee ;)
please note There are somethings I can't say because they go against reddit rules and because they need to go through a media outlet with legal checking first. That will happen after this.
EDIT 1: Most of what's below is far from exhaustive and should not be used by any official entities (like Comcare) as thorough explanations of events.
EDIT 2: Two hours in. Having a 30 min break. Plenty to read in the meantime.
EDIT 3: Hi guys, it's been seven hours and I can barely see anymore. I think I've mentioned most things below and I hope people can chase them up. I've not looked at any other media or anything throughout this time. I understand there are a few stories out there already - many appeared as I was starting this and some still erroneously mention I was disciplined by the ABC when I wasn't (goddamit stop doing that!). I'll be popping in for more replies over the coming days but at a severely reduced rate. There will be some serious considered articles with the missing puzzle pieces appearing next week. To all the journos who have been trying to contact me, sorry I couldn't get back to you. Unless you're Media Watch in which case you can fuck right off.