Category Archives: OnlineJournalism

Technology is easy. Journalism is hard.

As Elaine Ford explained in her week 10 lecture, online media is more evolving than new nowadays. Where traditional journalistic mediums of Print, radio, and TV have clearly defined cycles and deadlines, and clear newswriting conventions and newsgathering processes, the … Continue reading

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No hiding once an article is online

There’s been a heated debate raging all week on the twittersphere regarding this article, published on media and marketing website mumbrella on October 8. Titled ‘How I blew it with the tele’, the story details the plight of aspiring journalist … Continue reading

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Jonah Peretti’s media musings

Perusing mediabistro.com, I stumbled across this brilliant three-part interview series from  Media Beat with Jonah Peretti. The 38-year-old, famously dubbed a ‘viral marketing hot dog’ by the New York Times in 2006, is one of the world’s preeminent internet entrepreneurs; his … Continue reading

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Australia’s most underrated medical modernism

It’s a home-grown innovation that should be helping masses of Australians freely follow their medical results, but instead patient portal ‘Wedgetail’ is shrouded in obscurity. —————————————————————————————————————- Since 2010, there’s been a remedial revolution down under, borne from New South Wales’ … Continue reading

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ABC for iPhone: Dos and Don’ts

A few weeks back I reviewed the iview for iPhone app, today it’s the ABC’s flagship news application under the microscope. The ABC for iPhone app is the most-downloaded of all aunty’s available apps, and for good reason. Though it … Continue reading

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A 2012 SEO strategy that works

“Create fantastic content as often as possible, share it with other website owners frequently, and try to get as many links as possible.” That’s the only SEO strategy guaranteed to work in this day and age, according to internet entrepreneur, … Continue reading

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ABC iview for iPhone review

More than 2000 App store reviewers can’t be wrong. The ABC’s iview for iPhone app is an absolute pearler. The application has straight four and five star ratings on the Apple store site, with many punters waxing lyrical about the service. … Continue reading

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Hyperlinks: Simple but effective online journalism tools

Wikipedia is a ubiquitous website utilised by almost all online journalists, a service used so often it’s taken for granted. Hyperlinks are in the same category; an obvious tool of the online journalism trade, but unequivocally essential nonetheless. According to … Continue reading

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