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

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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

Broadcast radio’s shift to online // week 6

"Delivery of radio is increasingly online, " said 612 ABC radio presenter Spencer Howson. In this day and age no form of journalism is exempt from being presented in an online format. Traditional mediums such as radio, television and newspapers now all generally provide some form of online content as well. Social media platforms such as … Continue reading Broadcast radio’s shift to online // week 6

Sponsored Instagram posts // week 5

I, along with almost every other millennial, am a self-confessed social media addict. Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, you name it and I'll have an account.  I'm not lying when I say my morning Snapchat routine takes me about 30 minutes to watch every persons "snapstory". I can literally spend hours upon hours on the internet searching, … Continue reading Sponsored Instagram posts // week 5

The rise of multi-skilled journos // week 4

The rise of online journalism brings immediacy to the reader. A story that traditionally would have taken a team of writers, editors, photographers and videographers can now be created by one multi-skilled journo. In a video from the Fairfax Collection a number of journalists provided insight into multi-skilled journalism. Sydney Morning Herald Editor-in-Chief Darren Goodsir spoke … Continue reading The rise of multi-skilled journos // week 4