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The political puppet show

The political puppet show
by Azhar Jalil “Aussies love to call each other names,” my friend said. “It’s true,” he continued. “We do it when we’re all smashed outside the pubs, when we get cut off at the lights, it’s almost a national culture...

Boy or girl?-his or her choice!

Boy or girl?-his or her choice!
By Hannah Jenkins Boy or girl? Jazz and sibling Storm. Screen shot Mail Online. Meet Storm, a cute, blued eyed, four month old, whose gender mystery has literally created a storm throughout the world. A canadian couple have attracted...

Should Singapore Just Hang Alan?

Should Singapore Just Hang Alan?
By Ram Rengachari. Image courtesy of kit_photos The government of Singapore is living up to its no-nonsense reputation. British criminal Alan Shadrake was sentenced to six weeks in prison and a hefty fine by the High Court. And what...

pollies sleeping on the job?

By Paul King image by Taz etc Although I would consider myself an excellent and dedicated worker, my employee file at my last job would not bear this out: A file note for being twenty minutes late (I got a flat tire on my bike). A...

Where is the scoop at?

Where is the scoop at?
image: normalityrelief By Tayla Gentle It seems the job of a journalist has just become a whole lot easier. Or boring. Depending on how you read things. Continue Reading »

Slutwalk: Wrong Approach To a Great Idea?

Slutwalk: Wrong Approach To a Great Idea?
The statement made by a Toronto Policeman kickstarted a phenomenon called the slutwalk movement. On April 3, the local policeman told 10 college students that ” I’ve been told I’m not supposed to say this –...

What’s going on?

What's going on?
By Ivona Lonac Last week planking had me shaking my head but now there are reports of a mother injecting her eight-year-old daughter with Botox so that she’ll be a ‘superstar’. I can’t describe my disgust. Screen shot...

Newsgames: Play The News

Newsgames: Play The News
By Claire Wheaton Wednesday’s episode of Hungry Beast made me sit up and listen. The story covered the new journalistic tool that uses video games to convey the news. The term, coined ‘Newsgaming’ aims at making the user understand...

Journos fight back by punching below the belt

Journos fight back by punching below the belt
By Sophie Lane. Journalists nationwide have been enraged by news this week that Fairfax Media will be cutting more than 80 sub-editing jobs in both Sydney and Melbourne, instead outsourcing editing work for newspapers to a completely...

Stephen Conroy vs News Ltd.

Stephen Conroy vs News Ltd.
By Ewan Miller Our Communications Minister is no stranger to controversy, to put it mildly. He’s copped a lot of flak from the right of the media about the costings of the National Broadband Network and a lot of criticism from...