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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...

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...

Elle Magazine slammed for featuring plus size model.

Elle Magazine slammed for featuring plus size model.
JORDAN STRAUSS/JORDAN STRAUSS/INVISION/AP by Clare Antonello I love fashion magazines, but what makes me mad  is the controversy that surrounds the size of the models that feature on their front covers. In the past magazines have...

Social media war on bad customer service

Social media war on bad customer service
by Eliza Rugg aboutthenet/flickr Australian shoppers dissatisfied with bad customer service in Australia have increased their venting on social media by 50 percent in the past year, a new survey has found. The survey, by Avaya Asia...

Commercial Radio: Home of the brave and land of the free?

Commercial Radio: Home of the brave and land of the free?
By Dante Ceccon Sydney radio presenter Alan Jones. Picture: Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer/ Flickr Australian commercial talkbalk radio is a broadcast utopia. It’s a place where the heroes fighting for the...

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...

I like big and I like Asian

I like big and I like Asian
By Andi Yu I had decided to soothe my mind with a dose of 3AW’s Tom Elliot. Haha. He was discussing Australia’s population size and whether it should get bigger. The calls started coming in. “We’re full.” “Maybe...

The open web vs. “churnalism”

The open web vs. "churnalism"
By Jo Robin Like many of my youthful counterparts I have a gnat-like attention span. I find it hard to stay focused on a task for more than a few minutes at a time. Right now, I’m considering a quick game of Bejeweled Blitz, thinking...

The NRL post-match hangover cut short in Melbourne

The NRL post-match hangover cut short in Melbourne
By Peter Bannan Channel Nine Melbourne control room Photo: Peter Bannan Just because the National Rugby League (NRL) has a bigger following in New South Wales and Queensland than in Victoria, it doesn’t mean Melburnians don’t want...

Bigger than the Beatles

Bigger than the Beatles
Image courtesy of Flickr By Louis Goutos What do the songs “Yesterday”, “Hey Jude” and “Let it be” have in common with the “selfie” and the “photo-bomb”? As of yesterday,...