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Could you spot the ethics?

Could you spot the ethics?
By Emily Woods News Corp’s news.com.au published an opinion article on the 20th of September entitled: Could you spot a paedophile? Here are the warning signs. It’s a checklist for parents to work out if “your friendly neighbor...

Diluting the source

Diluting the source
By Simon Love (@simolove) Forgive this metaphor, but don’t you hate when you open a brand new bottle of Heinz’s finest tomato sauce, and it swirls out of the cap all gooey and runny. Sure, those chips and potato cakes may...

Jobs and Journalism: Do they belong in the same sentence?

Jobs and Journalism: Do they belong in the same sentence?
By Emma Watson. Photo: Wikimedia Commons 2011. My father used to tell me I could be anything. Whoever I wanted to be and wherever I wanted to go – I could do it, as long as I put my mind to it. Anything other than journalism,...

In control, quoting in the media

In control, quoting in the media
By Matilda Marozzi After viewing this week’s Australian Story on radio heavyweight Ray Hadley, former colleague Mike Carlton was outraged. Carlton (who was interviewed for the program) took to twitter to voice his disapproval,...

Are journalism courses an ‘escalator to nowhere’?

Are journalism courses an 'escalator to nowhere'?
by Andrei Ghoukassian Crikey senior journalist Andrew Crook published an article this week suggesting anyone thinking about enrolling in a journalism course should very quickly abandon the idea. “Where once the basics of the...

A Lesson in Deception

A Lesson in Deception
Abbie O’Brien As journalism students, we are constantly reminded that it is a journalist’s responsibility to always tell the truth. From our very first lecture, nothing could have been more clear about our role, than the importance...

Are news outlets liable for reader comments?

By Christopher Corneschi A man has his say. Source: Flickr/Paul Cross Over the past few years, several news outlets have published many online comments left by readers and users that are considered to be offensive and inflammatory. While...

Papers Out of Balance

Papers Out of Balance
By Francisco Rodriguez Image Provided By Crikey.com.au When I first started the journalism course at RMIT,  the first things I was taught were ethics. Ethics I would have to follow if I was going to go off, and pursue a career in...

ABC’s ‘churnalism sweatshop’

ABC's 'churnalism sweatshop'
By Lauren Vadnjal When I think of a sweatshop I certainly don’t think of educated people hunched over their computers working toward a deadline.  I definitely don’t think of people getting paid a decent wage, either.  But poor...

ACMA fails to unleash a wrath on Mr.Sandilands.

ACMA fails to unleash a wrath on Mr.Sandilands.
by Emily Adams Kyle Sandilands has yet again risen above the apparent laws of human decency. As most people know back in November 2011 Kyle Sandilands allowed his vulgar mouth get him some more wide spread “boo’s”,...