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Tricky Territory – Indigenous reporting from the blogosphere

Tricky Territory - Indigenous reporting from the blogosphere
(Picture: TheCreativePenn Source: Flickr) By Alex Burgess Rock bottom reporting anyone? Julia Winterflood’s recent reflection on music festival The Other Side of the Rock is a pretty good example. The article was first published...

Covering economics

Covering economics
(Image: David Murray on ABC’s 7:30, 3/10/2012) By Conal Thwatie Last week former CEO of the Commonwealth Bank David Murray claimed a Greece-style debt crisis could happen in Australia if we don’t manage our finances properly. It...

Political reporters trump twitter

Political reporters trump twitter
Disgraced former Speaker, Peter Slipper (Tramway_John, Flickr) By Rachel Baxendale As someone who soon hopes to find a job as a paid journalist, I was gratified earlier this week when the Canberra Press Gallery managed to do what it’s...

Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed

Gillard gets global cred, but local press is not impressed
By Hannah Francis The world was watching this week as our Prime Minister Julia Gillard delivered an epic attack on Opposition Leader Tony Abbott. The 15-minute video, in which she calls him a misogynist and a hypocrite, went viral...

Is the US presidential race over-reported

Is the US presidential race over-reported
Photo: Flickr By Kristian Lewis I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am well and truly over the US election coverage in spite of it still being about 3 weeks away from actually taking place. Hurry up and finish already so...

Daggers out

Daggers out
By William Vallely Photo Courtesy of goat karma, Flickr Unsavoury, unnecessary slander or justifiable media coverage? These two questions followed the release of the USDA’S report that explained their reason to slap a life ban...

Bedazzling or not: who cares?

Bedazzling or not: who cares?
Source: news.com.au By Thomas Maddocks “There’s nothing else interesting on today?” Geoffrey Edelsten jeers as he approaches the Victorian Supreme Court. To which the reporter replies in an equally sarcastic tone:...

How not to get a job in journalism

How not to get a job in journalism
by Tamzin Byrne It was reassuring this week to witness another “career suicide by MuMbrella“. Fresh from the #huntern scandal, we see another young journo, sorry “emerging/aspiring journalist”, picking a public...

Technology the New Biology: Living our lives through our screens

Technology the New Biology: Living our lives through our screens
Image by Mr Thomas at Flikr.com By Tully Walter A recent study by the University of Chicago has found that facebook is more addictive than sex. Now that I have your attention, I think it is pretty important to talk about the magnitude...

Media values emotion over international law

Media values emotion over international law
By Daniella White An emotive story will always be more appealing than one lacking human interest. However the media coverage of the 4 girls sent back to Italy has made a mockery of International Law and taken advantage of the emotional...