Tag: australia

by Julie Keck

1. #illridewithyou: Hashtag offers solidarity with Sydney’s Muslims after cafe siege (via Guardian) 2. FOIA reform dies while the press looked the other way (Kelly J. O’Brien / Columbia Journalism Review) 3. MSNBC expanding online with original programming, streaming video (Jason J. Hughes / The Wrap) 4. The New York Times and Women in the […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NYT considering shorter print edition with unlimited digital access (Joe Pompeo / Capital New York) 2. Contently launches a nonprofit arm to do investigative journalism (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 3. What makes commenters less civil, and the rise of digital longform (John Wihbey / Nieman Lab) 4. WikiLeaks reveals Australian gagging order over political […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Russia orders bloggers to ‘register'; outlaws anonymous blogging (Glyn Moody / Techdirt) 2. Comcast says Netflix slowed down its own streams (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. Facebook partners with Storyful to launch FB Newswire, a news feed for journalists on Facebook and Twitter (Andy Mitchell / Facebook) 4 Journalists’ sources are no longer safe […] more »

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 »