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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The subject of my interview is my younger brother Darcy about the source of his inspiration for his band, Dead Man’s Diary.