Monthly Archives: August 2012

Flog a Blog

The internet should be reaped for all it’s worth. Journalists should squeeze every drop out of this essential platform. Best Australian Blogger of 2011 Nikki Parkinson (@StylingYou) debated that blogs can propel journalists into a far more liberating and sometimes lucrative sphere. The blog editor for the Guardian Matt Wells says that blogging has “transformed” journalism and […]

Mental Health Centre of Research Excellence

Listen to my interview with Professor Harvey Whiteford who holds the Kratzmann Chair of Psychiatry and Population Health and is the lead investigator at the University of Queensland about the recent announcement that there will be a Centre of Research Excellence for Mental Health opening at UQ.

Ways to beef up online news

To beef up your online news articles and give them a metaphoric steroid injection there are a myriad of tools available. 1. Google Maps Google Maps are an indispensable tool for demonstrating the location of events and engaging viewers visually. Online journalist Kasper Sorensen debated that Google Maps are an essential tool for journalists and can greatly […]

App-arently Helping Journalism

Facebook is debatably the most influential form of social media and has a colossal impact on modern life. There are some 800 million Facebook users worldwide, 50 per cent of which log on every day. In May, Facebook announced the launch of their new ‘App Center’ where a variety of applications are available ranging from games […]

A Picture Tells A Thousand Words

Celebrity Chef Matt Golinski has recently discussed the death of his wife and three daughters in Boxing Day fires that left 40 per cent of his body burnt. News coverage has encircled this event and his recent discourse about this tragedy has ignited (poor choice of words? Too soon for puns?) more reporting. Within online news there […]

The Fast and the Furious

The main innovation of online journalism is the speed and immediacy that information can be relayed. Journalists now have in indispensible ability to produce news almost instantaneously as an event occurs. Marissa Calligeros (@marissa_sc), the breaking news reporter at the brisbanetimes.com.au, is immersed in this new journalistic culture and employs a variety of tools in […]

Becoming one of ‘those’ twitter people

When I found myself tweeting about making pizza I knew I had become one of ‘those’ twitter people. I had become one of those people who considered that any menial activity or random thought was worthy of an international public announcement. However Spencer Howson (@SpencerHowson), the 612 ABC Brisbane morning presenter, debated that twitter – […]

Equal Love Rally

Listen to my interview with Jessica Payne on the Equal Love Rally in Brisbane City.

Anyone got a noose handy?

John Grey (@jg_rat) has successfully induced a whole lecture of journalism students into a black hole of pessimism. Grey essentially debated that the domination of digital news will eventually smother the industry and with dwindling revenues will result in the mass persecution of journalists. In fact, Grey, the former editor of the Courier Mail’s website, […]

Being A Current Affairs Cameleon

A recent article by Rob Grimshaw (hopefully no relation to Tracy) from the Financial Times put a strong emphasis on the flexibility that news requires in order to stay relevant in an environment that is constantly in flux in terms of production and consumption. Namely, Grimshaw contended that in order for news organisations to be successful they must […]