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Inappropriate gender roles in advertising. So what if they’re switched?

Inappropriate gender roles in advertising. So what if they're switched?
By Ally McManus A typical female advertisement could display a pinned-up model promoting a new beauty product, aesthetics exposed to entice the consumer in a possibly sexualised or submissive manner. Photograph by Todd Ehlers, from...

News online and on tablets: an imperfect beast

News online and on tablets: an imperfect beast
One click away from closing the browser, not opening the wallet. Picture: The Australian By Edward Gardam According to a new forecast PC sales are set to decline for the first time in 11 years as they take a back seat to smartphones...

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...

Bored as hell with stone age Journalism

Bored as hell with stone age Journalism
By Hannah Lavery. I enjoy watching the news because I am a Journalism student. If I was 20 and studying anything else, sadly, I think it would be difficult to engage with. In one way I hold the hope that Journalism industry stays...

Overhauling ABC News could impact all Australians

Overhauling ABC News could impact all Australians
ABC studios in Perth, Western Australia. Credit: Photographs by Gnangarra/Flickr By Christopher Corneschi The Australian Broadcasting Corportation’s news operation is relied and trusted upon by millions of Australians. They have...

Breaking news or BREAKING the news?

Breaking news or BREAKING the news?
By Zoe Winther Lately I’ve been wondering: have we traded accurate news for breaking news? Thinking about my blog posts for this course, the role of social media in news reporting has constantly been on my mind in one way or...

What a Difference a Day Makes

What a Difference a Day Makes
By Jordan Marshall Another TV event, another result leaked online. All I can say is that the more popular online media becomes the more this is going to happen. The Celebrity Apprentice is the latest show to fall victim to a broken...

The Collapse of the Social Reader App

The Collapse of the Social Reader App
By Eryn Crowl Catapulting the dot-com community further into the digital domain, users of social media websites have for some time been granted access to social reader apps – a cunning ploy to ultimately create a news-networking...

What A Cock-Up

What A Cock-Up
Alyce Shaw Have you ever had those dreams of quitting your job in style? The dreams where you tell your boss to shove it, knock over some pot plants, throw documents in the air and proudly strut out of the office with your middle finger...