There might never have been a better example of the influence of online media than the 2016 US Presidential Election. Facebook live streaming of debates, constant updates from candidates, live blogging feeds and an endless stream of commentary from expert and amateur sources has made this a campaign shaped by popular thought more than any other election in […]Read more "2016 US election – online over hype?"
This week’s QUT Online Journalism lecture focused on one of the most crucial questions for online media – how to make content on the internet pay? A few alternative arose – one of them being paid advertising on websites. Paid advertising on websites with a large amount of traffic can come from different places. A good example of […]Read more "Turning a profit in online journalism"
Online news has greatly advanced all sorts of media outlets, and one of those greatly benefited has been sports journalism. Sports sections from major Australian newspapers such as the Australian and the Sydney Morning Herald have been able to make additions such as video highlights and interactive polling along with expert commentary. Meanwhile, the traditional free-to-air television and […]Read more "Online sports journalism kicking goals for amateur contributors"
The Queensland Police Service Media Unit has gathered a reputation as a skilful exponent of utilising online media to distribute important information in an effective but humorous way. QPS have been one of the pioneers for adapting social media for emergency services, winning multiple awards for their connections with the community. The use of Facebook by the police in […]Read more "Queensland Police Service’ online presence a valuable crime fighting tool"
After hearing during the week from blogger Nikki Parkinson, one of the key messages I took away from Nikki’s discussion was that blogs could be literally about anything. While her work focused on blogging for travel, style, beauty and life, there are plenty of blogs out there which have nothing to do with any of those things. […]Read more "Outback blogging – online journalism not just an inner city craze!"
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"