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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Burn Heal – PokeMart/Who killed Mickey – BCM112 Digital Artifact

My second Remix is finally up.

For this one, rather than putting beat samples to a song, I have attempted to fuse two existing songs in a Remix.

It’s different to the first in its own ways, but I’m hoping the third Remix will be even better

Stay tuned.

TFW you realize, we’re all citizen journalists.

Sudden Clarity Clarence

This Clarity Clarence meme was my exact face in the week 8 lecture when BCM112 Lecturer Ted Mitew told us the “We are all citizen journalists”

This meme is simply a representation of this realization.

Of course there are lots of issues surrounding citizen journalism but the first is accepting the fact that we all have the opportunity and means to participate in citizen journalism.

Media: “DO as we SAY. NOT what we DO” – The sexualisation of Children

The over sexualisation of children in the media has become somewhat of a moral panic. Much like, child obesity, terrorism and young street gangs. Stanley Cohen describes Moral panics as episodes that condition the audience of mass media, into identifying a specific person of group of persons as as threat to societal values. (Cohen, 1972)

Moral panics seem to be prevalent in contemporary mass media today, with young Australian ISIS supporters, ominous effects of fast foods and over sexualisation of children. These examples share a common trend, the corruption of innocence.
The image of children is largely presumed as innocent. Fresh, young, and only brushing the surface of education and emotional knowledge. But the media would have us believe us (and rightfully so(in a way)) that the subversion and undermining of this innocence is the moral panic that we should be concerned about.

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