In an era where technology is constantly in flux, is it best to always use what’s newest, most updated or advanced? Often the answer is no. While new technologies allow for a torrent of new platforms to report through, the most well-established and oldest principles of journalism are really the core and crux of reporting. […]

Since Campbell Newman’s succession as Premier of Queensland, a series of cost-cutting measures have been evident across the state, which Unions and community services say will have widespread effects on the Queensland community. Campbell Newman’s Cuts on Dipity. The Newman government’s cuts and reductions to jobs and services have enraged many Unions and community organisations who say […]

After 24 posts, 156 tweets and 10 weeks of studying online journalism, it was action time. Specifically, it was time to create my own online article that incorporated all the techniques and principles that had been discussed over the semester. My story is a news feature based around the recent cuts and defunding to public sector employees […]

Social media has severely blurred the line between acceptability and liability. Since the advent of social media, users have been encouraged to vocalise their every opinion, speculation and otherwise censored views. But the detriment of this practice is often underestimated by the social media populace. In fact, it is very easy to ignorantly violate the […]

According to many journalists, the apocalypse is nigh. No one will ever get a job and the devil has been reincarnated in the form of Internet Explorer. In actuality, if anything, the internet has improved journalism and its main objective, to inform. A survey of 350 European journalists agree with me. In fact, 40% of […]

Last week I experienced what can only be comparable to Chinese Water torture – live blogging. An hour and a half of Anna Bligh media conference videos from January 2011 were aired and within this time a continuously updated live blog was kept. During this period of time I wrote some 2,500 words and believe […]

David After Dentist is a two minute video in which a young boy shows the disorienting and hallucinogenic effects of dentist related drugs. This video has coined many catch phrases like “Is this real life?” and “I can’t see anything”. This hard hitting footage has received 113,929,695 views, and counting. The video The Sneezing Baby Panda, the title is fairly […]

Online journalism has revealed a number of new avenues to report, gather information and distribute stories. One technique that has arisen is ‘crowdsourcing’. According to Robert Niles of the Online Journalism Review “crowdsourcing, in journalism, is the use of a large group of readers to report a news story. It differs from traditional reporting in […]

Shorthand has basically been expunged from modern journalism courses. However, in a time where speed is of paramount importance, the relevance of shorthand should be reevaluated. Marissa Calligeros (@marissa_sc) the breaking news reporter at brisbanetimes.com.au, debated that shorthand is a valuable skill for journalists to have as it allows them to record with speed, which […]

Live blogging is much like jogging. Journalists run along the with a constantly unfolding story, which may speed up, and almost inevitably causes them to break a sweat. Ultimately, live bloggers run with the story, so their readers can catch up. Daniel Hurst (@danielhurstbne) is an experienced blogger, contributing to the flourishing brisbanetimes.com.au live blogging. […]