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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...

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...

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...

To mourn or not to mourn?

To mourn or not to mourn?
Image: (Flickr, Connor Tarter) By Louis Goutos It is official: the term “Australian icon” should always come with a warning. This country’s media has an often irritating and potentially dangerous habit of using this...

Snowtown: killing a bad image

Snowtown: killing a bad image
By Georgina Connery South Australia is associated with being the largest state contributor of wine to the national economy. With tens-of-thousands of hectares under vine, the state holds 48% of Australia’s vineyards. Countless...

How will we survive if the journalist dies?

How will we survive if the journalist dies?
By Devon McGillicuddy I saw a video montage this week that had been tweeted by ABC journalist Siobhan Heanue. The video montage was of entries submitted to the 2013 Nikon-Walkley Awards for excellence in photojournalis The message...

Don’t ‘get’ me started on rape

Don't 'get' me started on rape
Nodaway County Courthouse, Maryville, Missouri, USA. Image: courthouselover/Flickr By Shannon Power The horrific story of the rape of a 14-year old girl in Maryville, Missouri was published on the news website Gawker. The story, according...