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Hero, or just 15 minutes of fame?

Hero, or just 15 minutes of fame?
by Zach Hubber The last time I can remember a 16-year-old girl being a national hero was when Joan of Arc lead the French army almost 600 years ago. The Maid of Orléans defeated the English in many victories on French soil, and as...

Bushfire coverage 101

Bushfire coverage 101
As squallish winds and sporadic hail storms continue to irritate pollen-sensitive Melburnians, NSW deals with the deadly threat of extreme dry conditions. Bushfire season has hit early. One man has already died protecting his home...

Sorry to the World

Sorry to the World
By Ainslie Samec Dear Planet Earth, This is an apology letter from me Ainslie Samec a resident of Coburg in Melbourne, Australia. Now let me start by saying, yes I grew up in and around the greenie heartland of Fremantle in Perth but...

A ghost or a grinch, which one are you?

A ghost or a grinch, which one are you?
By Olivia Shying In a few weeks it will be October 31. The spookiest night of the year.  People either love this night or hate it. This contentious holiday is Halloween. When I was a young child in the late 90’s, Halloween...

Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.

Does a .gif still .gif when you’re in another tab? Questions raised by my smartphone.
By Jo Robin Unable to think of a topic for my blog this morning (to be honest I still haven’t really got a topic for my blog) I decided I would crowd source for ideas. Like any social media dependent young person I took to Facebook...

Journalism in a state of emergency

Journalism in a state of emergency
News.com.au live coverage of NSW fires. At present approximately 100 fires, including 34 uncontained, continue to burn in New South Wales, destroying hundreds of homes and lives in their wake. It’s a scene that’s all too familiar...

Discourse Goes Large Dissing Teen Pop Starz

Discourse Goes Large Dissing Teen Pop Starz
By Luke Devine I love academic discourse. I love the verbosity and pomposity of it. Undergrad in arts is like learning another language, in English, that only a few people can understand. Back in the day people who understood this...

TV journalist braves the flames in New South Wales

TV journalist braves the flames in New South Wales
By Peter Bannan Flickr: thunderbunny408 Reporting live from bushfire disaster zones is a complex and unsettled matter. After the media coverage of Black Saturday, almost five years ago, you hope news rooms and journalists would have...

Kimmel and Kanye

Kimmel and Kanye
Kanye West. Photo: Flikr/Super 45 | Música Independiente By Kye White A great deal of the coverage surrounding Kanye West and Jimmy Kimmel’s recent twitter spat has focused on Kanye. Perhaps the most disappointing aspect of...

The Saints go marching out…

The Saints go marching out...
By Stuart Scudamore I honestly hate the fact that I am a supporter of St. Kilda Football Club. Have a glance at this questionable promotion and try to understand my pain. Perhaps if they spent less time practicing their voices the...