Julie Posetti

Julie Posetti is an award winning journalist and journalism academic who is Research Fellow with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers based in Paris, France. She also lectures in broadcast, multimedia and social journalism at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She's been a national political correspondent, a regional news editor, a TV documentary reporter and presenter on radio and television with the Australian national broadcaster, the ABC. Her academic research centers on the intersection of journalism and social media. She is writing a PhD thesis on "The Twitterisation of Journalism" and you can follow her on Twitter.

by Julie Posetti

In this third installment of the World Editors Forum’s Trends in Newsrooms blog series (Part one here and part two here) exploring the WEF report on 2014′s top ten industry trends, report editor Julie Posetti and Karen Kissane examine the inexorable rise of mobile news consumption. In May, a significant threshold was crossed: In the U.S., 60 percent of global online [...] more »

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In the post-Edward Snowden era, newsrooms are increasingly aware of state-sponsored breaches of privacy and the threat they pose to journalists and their sources. Some newsrooms have introduced sophisticated anti-surveillance technology, and others have literally reverted to notepad, pen and clandestine meetings in the interests of shielding their sources and avoiding state, and corporate, electronic [...] more »

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The need to urgently shield investigative journalism in the post-Edward Snowden era is the burning issue in newsrooms globally, according to the World Editors Forum‘s Trends in Newsrooms 2014 report, launched this week. The report was released at a gathering of more than 1,000 media professionals in Turin, Italy, at the annual World Newspaper Congress. Based on [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

Janine Gibson was editor of the Guardian US and she led the paper’s New York coverage of the Edward Snowden story to industry acclaim. Now, she’s headed back to London as editor in chief of theguardian.com. Gibson recently spoke to me (a research fellow with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) for the World Editors Forum’s upcoming Trends In [...] more »

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What action should media employers take when one of their journalists crosses the line on Twitter? And what are the implications for freedom of expression when a news organization seeks to sack, or censor, a journalist over an independently published tweet? These are questions I’ve been pondering as I complete my Ph.D. dissertation on the [...] more »

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Australia’s attorneys general have formed a task force to consider social media regulation and possible law reform following an online outpouring of grief and anger, in a murder case that has highlighted both the strong benefits and sharp risks of social media reporting on criminal investigations and prosecutions. The country’s chief lawmakers held an urgent [...] more »

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Australia’s government is saying that Twitter has bowed to political pressure in response to a tabloid media campaign against trolling and flaming on the service. A spokesperson for the Australian Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has told PBS MediaShift that following a teleconference this week between Twitter’s head of global public policy Colin Crowell, the Minister’s [...] more »

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Rupert Murdoch’s toxic News of the World legacy has the potential to undermine press freedom in his country of birth — Australia — where the national government is considering recommendations for the regulation of all news content … including low-traffic blogs. What started with a phone-hacking scandal in the U.K. rolled into a debate about [...] more »

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An innovative Australian public journalism project has partnered student reporters and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation with a refugee support agency and a social media startup. The aim of the project, #ReportingRefugees, was to tackle problematic media coverage of asylum seekers and refugees in a volatile political climate in parallel with educating students to connect with [...] more »

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Journalists need to shift their mindset to talking with — instead of at — the “people formerly known as the audience.” That was a take-home message from the recent BBC Social Media Summit in London. It’s a notion others (including me) have written about in academic research regarding media representation of minorities. But it was [...] more »