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Finally Some Australian Crowdsourcing

Finally Some Australian Crowdsourcing
By Matt Coughlan Crowdsourcing is yet to become a mainstream element of Australian journalism, but with the realities of major cuts to resources starting to bite, it is now being used out of necessity. After it became apparent that...

Snog, marry or avoid

Snog, marry or avoid
by Hannah Sinclair Here’s eight types of women that men should supposedly “avoid”. Well I guess I’m a number six AND a number one – watch out boys. This article was not only published on news.com.au, but...

Derryn Hinch, defender of the Fourth Estate or threat to Natural Justice?

Derryn Hinch, defender of the Fourth Estate or threat to Natural Justice?
By Rebecca Di Nuzzo This week Derryn Hinch was found guilty of breaching a court order issued last year suppressing details of (now convicted) killer Adrian Bayley’s prior convictions. At the height of the media furore surrounding...

In breaking news being first does trump being right

In breaking news being first does trump being right
In 1992 Carl Bernstien wrote that “the greatest felony in the news business today is to be behind. Speed and quantity substitute for accuracy and quality.” His words are just as aptly applied to modern newsrooms. It’s a common...

The Power of Perez: The Rise of the Entertainment Blog

The Power of Perez: The Rise of the Entertainment Blog
(Image: Flickr/ abacus) By Brendan Bale The reporting of entertainment in the media has changed irrevocably since the invention of the internet. However, it is the past decade or so that has seen the emergence and continued prominence...

The Climate Conversation

The Climate Conversation
By Joanna Robin In a column which appeared on The Conversation’s website yesterday Monash University’s David Holme’s urged that media outlets must not surrender to “the media-industrial-political complex of climate denial”. He...

Why would anyone study journalism?

Why would anyone study journalism?
By Devon McGillicuddy News that Fairfax are dumping their two monthly inserts and will axe 45 jobs has  journalism students the country over questioning their decision to get into the unsteady industry. An article published on Crikey...

With jobs on the wane, journalists are in a class of their own

With jobs on the wane, journalists are in a class of their own
Are poorer students missing from journalism courses? (Image: Flirk/Taqi.) By Grace Jennings-Edquist In a heated exchange this week between former journalism academic Rachel Buchanan and director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism Margaret...

Good press, bad press.

Good press, bad press.
By Emma Watson. Photo by Leonard Bentley 2012: Flickr According to Simon Jenkins, the world “buckled” last week. That’s what terror attacks do to you. Innocent bystanders do not know how to handle witnessing a lone...

The Devil Wears Rhonda

The Devil Wears Rhonda
'Rhonda' swaps AAMI for the ABC in new magazine drama, copyright ABC By Brittany Stewart She may have kissed Ketut looking “hot like a sunrise”, but Rhonda (aka actress Mandy McElhinny) has swapped AAMI for the...