2025: Hard pressed to find a newspaper?

Without a doubt the shape of modern journalism is changing with new technologies and innovation. But there are areas of journalism how are struggling to change and evolve.

Drone Journalism in action. Photo source: http://www.thedroneinfo.com/2015/05/07/drone-journalism-is-it-a-first-amendment-right/

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A short conversation with Catherine Wilson.

Catherine Wilson is a gifted young writer with a healthy habit of documenting her day’s events, with details about interesting conversations and the pieces she finds in them.

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“The goal is to be happy in my life and with what I’m doing”

I sat down with Cat on Tuesday to talk to her about her interests in journalism but quickly found she had a wealth of writing experience outside the field of journalism and study. She called it stupid but what she told me was far from it.

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Gamergate: Last life for game journalists, full health for gamers.

If you’ve never heard about GamerGate then you either don’t play video games, or you’ve been playing too many to notice it in the media.

GamerGate is a whirlpool of misrepresented facts, feminist/misogynistic slander, and a whole heap of questions about ethics in video game journalism.

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End of print media ≠ End of Journalism

But does the rise of internet news subscriptions and a decline in newspaper and magazine sales mean the end of journalism?

There are lots of unknowns and fears in journalism today such as the rise of citizen journalism and the misinformation that ensues and journalistic ethics and credibility in the public sphere that the Scott McIntyre example has proven.

But one fear that has since subsided in the mainstream publications is the ‘death of journalism’ that online news was going to cause. Print media such as newspapers and magazines have since been made available online and news can now be found from thousands of sources all over the internet.

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JRNL101: Student Life

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Student life can get pretty hazy. Lots of people leave home and the new freedom leads them to late alcohol fueled party nights. This can be the highlight of the years after high school for some, but it can lead to all sorts of problems in people who don’t have self-control. The balance between responsibility and freedom; between the work load and the party/relaxation time, can be a difficult walk to walk. Student life is about finding this balance and being in control of it.
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Living away from home can be a testing experience for some. The qualities that have been taught over the first 18 years of your life can disappear in an instant. Tidiness and cleanliness are the first casualties of campus life, as some are inevitably sucked into a downward spiral of clutter and piggery. This is a rather sobering reality for some. Not to say that everyone will fall victim of laziness, Many can keep their tidy virtues during the transition. It’s just another struggle that university students face.