Travel Diary: Aus to LONDON!

On the 29th of June 2017 I left home on my first overseas trip headed for my dream destination of London, England. Arms full of luggage, eyes tired from the early morning wake up. I had my best friend by my side and I could sense that the next 3 weeks were bound to change … Continue reading Travel Diary: Aus to LONDON!

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Snapchat Discover – a modern news platform // week 11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2JOR6t82sU   Who would have thought social messaging app Snapchat would become a news delivery platform when it was first released in 2011? Since then, the app has changed dramatically with the addition of video sharing, 24hr stories, geo tags and facial recognition filters. The aspect most important to journalists however is 'Snapchat Discover' which … Continue reading Snapchat Discover – a modern news platform // week 11

Top 3 apps for journalists // week 10

The rise of online journalism and social media as a news platform requires journalists to be able to provide quality content as soon as information becomes available. This can be a daunting task for many young journalists but the great news is there are a number of helpful apps out on the market for journalists … Continue reading Top 3 apps for journalists // week 10

Digital media’s money making methods // week 9

As dead tree editions dwindle and we move into the era of digital news, the question arises as to how native digital news organisations make money ? In order to create quality content an organisation needs money. In a QUT online journalism lecture, Queensland University of Technology tutor Graham Cairns said more than half of … Continue reading Digital media’s money making methods // week 9

Journalism ethics – transparency is key // week 8

Do the pillars of journalism such as accuracy, impartiality and accountability still have a place in the digital era? In a QUT online journalism lecture, Kellie Riordan from the ABC spoke about how legacy media and digital natives approach ethical standards in the digital age. Kellie  says digital media allows for transparency in addition to, not … Continue reading Journalism ethics – transparency is key // week 8

Digital delivery of news // week 7

News telling has transformed thanks to new media and so too has it's delivery. Huffington Post CEO Jimmy Maymann said the same content cannot be shifted across mediums and be successful. “We thought content was content and it would work across platforms, but it really doesn’t,” he said. Discussing this idea, ABC News Editor of Interactive Digital … Continue reading Digital delivery of news // week 7