Tag: australia

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 »

by Julie Posetti

Twitter distinguished itself as an important new platform for breaking political news in Australia during the Great #Spill of 2009. This is the second installment in a MediaShift series on the “#spill effect.” (You can read the first part here.) It draws on a case study of the event and includes online interviews with eight […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Australia is gearing up for a national election in 2010 and a core group of influential political journalists in the elite Canberra Press Gallery are tweeting their way along the campaign trail — and bringing an engaged public along for the ride. Press Gallery journalists are among the most active Australian reporters on Twitter, which […] more »

by Clothilde Le Coz

2009 was an unprecedented year for online repression. For the first time since the Internet emerged as a tool for public use, there are currently 100 bloggers and cyber-dissidents imprisoned worldwide as a result of posting their opinions online in 2009, according to Reporters Without Borders. This figure is indicative of the severity of the […] more »

by Julie Posetti

The Guardian apologizes for an inaccurate re-tweet. Twitter’s role in the Iranian election aftermath leaves no doubt about its power as a global, real time, citizen-journalism style news wire service, along with a tool for facilitating dissent, while countering the view of Twitter as simply a zone for egotistical banality. But it also highlighted Twitter’s […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Twitter is continuing to make headlines around the world as it amasses followers. But it’s also making an impact on the newsmakers themselves. Journalists are invading the space at a rapid pace and learning to report live, crowdsource stories and engage with a whole new audience…in 140 characters or less. It may not be revolutionary […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Twitter became big news once journalists realized its power as a tool for breaking stories during the Mumbai Massacre in 2008. In the aftermath of the micro-blogging platform hitting the headlines, there was an explosion of professional journalists in the Twittersphere. This growth has been fueled by increasing mainstream awareness of the importance of social […] more »