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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...

Digital Thievery?

Digital Thievery?
By Emily Woods The ease and speed of downloading and streaming content for free has almost made owning a TV redundant. I, like many students living away from home, cannot afford pay television. And perhaps I will never need to –...

What’s in a name change?

What's in a name change?
The IHT Office, Paris. Souce: Croquant/Wikimedia Commons By Vanessa Desloires My love of newspapers stems party from reading crumpled copies of the International Herald Tribune. Whenever my father returned from business trips, he invariably...

I want my privacy and my naked selfies too

I want my privacy and my naked selfies too
by Hannah Sinclair Earlier this week, we were told fewer than one in ten Australians trust social media companies to protect their privacy. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s report took a look at our attitudes...

Fairfax Needs You… to Do Their Dirty Work

Fairfax Needs You... to Do Their Dirty Work
by Vanessa Desloires Image Credit: douas/flickr Earlier this week in my otherwise innocuous Twitter steam, this journo-clickbait from The Sydney Morning Herald’s tech reporter jumped out at me: Help Fairfax Media investigate...

Aunty responsible for awkward family dinner

Aunty responsible for awkward family dinner
One of many ABC offices in Australia. Photo: Sarah_Ackerman/Flickr By Shannon Power As a tax payer funded media organisation, the ABC is under constant scrutiny about its content. Especially when it comes to comedy and satire.  The...

TEN prepares for the biggest shake-up in morning TV

TEN prepares for the biggest shake-up in morning TV
By Peter Bannan The co-hosts of TEN's new breakfast show, Wake Up! Photo: Network Ten TEN’s new morning television director, Adam Boland, is shouting at rival networks to “wake up” as he prepares to air the struggling...

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...

Get your umbrella out because it’s raining celebrities

Get your umbrella out because it's raining celebrities
By Hannah Sinclair Gone are the days when people like David Brown lived, breathed and read the weather.  The role of the modern day weather presenter no longer requires any expertise, but instead a celebrity status. The arrival of...