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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...

Wake Up People, the Future of Journalism is Upon Us

Wake Up People, the Future of Journalism is Upon Us
(Image: Flickr/ Ashley Campbell Photography) By Brendan Bale Two news stories that interested me this week may not seem to be intrinsically linked on the surface. But they made me think about the same issue – innovation in news...

Aboriginal family homicide matters

Aboriginal family homicide matters
Image credit: Amy Dianna By Virginia Millen I was listening to a podcast of The ABC’s The Law Report last week when a legal academic interviewed said Aboriginal family homicide was the most prevalent homicide in Australia today. 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...

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...

Do you fancy a Banksy?

Do you fancy a Banksy?
One of Banksy's rats - Image courtesy of Flickr/Ian Is Here By Andi Yu What would you do if you accidentally bought a $60 piece of art, actually worth $40,000? That’s the situation facing some lucky shoppers who earlier this...

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news

A terrorist attack is not necessarily news
By Eleani Purcell. On 21 September a group of gunmen attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. 72 people were killed and 200 were wounded. Between 10 and 15 individuals associated with the Islamist extremist group Al Shabaab...

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...

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 –...

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...