When considering the fantastic capacity the internet has to distribute accurate news quickly, such as for emergency services in times of crisis, it is very easy to overlook the potential for disinformation appearing online! As the internet rapidly opens up the vast array of genuine and fake content, there opportunity to pull in suckers with satirical commentary is too good […]Read more "Betoota’s satirical scope widening by online journalism"
“We need more diversity in both our staff and our content” – ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie This week’s talk was presented by 612 ABC radio’s breakfast presenter, Spencer Howson. As someone who actually spends a lot of time listening to AM radio, it was interesting to put a face to a voice I’ve heard on […]Read more "Changing gender stereotypes at the ABC"
Today Online Journalism students heard from ABC 7:30 anchor Leigh Sales. A QUT graduate, Sales was roped in to talk about her experiences in rising through the ranks to anchor 7:30, as well as her venture into online and podcasting with fellow ABC presenter and friend Annabel Crabb. The podcast is an escape for the two women, who as […]Read more "Sales talk"
Amy Remeikis, Brisbane Times Queensland Political editor, lectured QUT Online Journalism students this morning wearing a Care Bears jumper. Definitely was not what I thought someone in her position would be wearing at 9am on a Monday. Amy spoke to us about live blogging, and her recent experiences of having to live blog the Queensland Budget Estimates Hearings. The […]Read more "Live blogging with Amy Remeikis"
For two and half years, anyone studying journalism has been subject to a wide variety of doom and gloom tales over the plight of the industry. Recent major funding cuts to the ABC, significant layoffs at Fairfax and plummeting sales of print newspapers have dominated the recent coverage surrounding journalism, all of which combines to a message of “you’re never going to get […]Read more "Online journalism – something to look forward to?!"