Tag: australia

by Julie Keck

1. A website asks readers to finance independent journalists (Sydney Ember / New York Times) 2. Australia’s fevered streaming market isn’t waiting for Netflix (Andrew Wallenstein / Variety) 3. How ‘journalism crack’ conquered the Internet (Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / New York Observer) 4. Why native advertising will work for social media but no one else (Om [...] more »

by Julie Keck

E-Books and Self-Publishing Roundup The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing. 1. Kids are reading e-books twice as often as adults (Digital Book World) 2. Sacred objects: Why printed books will never die (Mashable) 3. Guy Kawasaki on marketing yourself as an author (New Tech City) 4. Self-publishing [...] more »

by Julie Keck

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education compiled by Julie Keck. 1. Public is public… except in journalism? (Huffington Post) 2. One less thing to carry: using your iPhone to record calls (Journalism.co.uk) 3. New data on what funds journalism worldwide: no Holy Grail but many ideas (Neiman Lab) 4. Guardian [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

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 »

by Julie Posetti

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 »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by the USC Annenberg nine-month M.A. in Specialized Journalism. USC’s highly customized degree programs are tailored to the experienced journalist and gifted amateur. Learn more about how USC Annenberg is immersed in tomorrow. An Australian journalism professor has started an online academic journal with a twist: It publishes journalism, [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

Click here to read the entire series The Digital Age has seen significant change in the way Australian politicians, political journalists and the public interact and communicate with each other. As a result, MediaShift asked me to identify the top five events in Australia’s recent history where politics and new media intersected. My shortlist, compiled [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. As Australian democracy hangs in the balance, and with the outcome of the August 21 national election unlikely to be [...] more »

by Tammi Ireland

Education content on MediaShift is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com. I graduated last year with a journalism degree from Curtin University of Technology in Bentley, Western Australia. As with many [...] more »

by Julie Posetti

The spectacular demise of the Australian conservative party’s leadership in November 2009 was a turning point for political journalism in the country. This is the third and final installment in a special MediaShift series (read part one here and part two here) about the transformative impact of the biggest Australian political story of 2009, which [...] more »