#AFoodAffair: The Smug Fig

Tucked in the vicinity of East Brisbane is The Smug Fig, a breakfast/brunch place serving up meals every day of the week. Next to the entrance is the container "counter", where food is ordered and coffee + other concoctions are made to serve for both in-house and takeaway. While looking unmistakenly "hipster", it's actually linked … Continue reading #AFoodAffair: The Smug Fig

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The “drone zone” of journalism

Drone journalism is evidently a relatively new practice in the industry, which assists storytelling through use of drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) - "a device that is used, or is intended to be used, for flight in the air with no onboard pilot", according to the Federal Aviation Administration. Prior to August this year, journalists in the U.S.A. … Continue reading The “drone zone” of journalism

Snapchat: a means for publishing?

  Oh, Snapchat. The app grown to be the addiction of the younger generation. Journalists have jumped on the bandwagon to publish their news on this platform - and that includes news organisations such as Cosmopolitan, Buzzfeed and the Daily Mail. This collection of published stories are available to be viewed by the masses anytime, … Continue reading Snapchat: a means for publishing?

Online shareability: catalysing the news

The omnipotent atmosphere of digitalisation has brought upon countless opportunities to utilise its resources to the best ability. With digital news comes greater content shareability and exposure to the masses. But how can we, as journalists, make such content appeal to the standard of shareability? A news company most noted for its successful shareability is Buzzfeed, which produces … Continue reading Online shareability: catalysing the news

To the journalist: Facebook Live

Oh, Facebook Live - the new feature that has been taking the world by storm. From hosting the first presidential debate to broadcasting content straight from one's bedroom, some people believed it could compete against broadcast television, some doubted it would appeal to the masses. But what does the platform actually serve for emerging journalists - both … Continue reading To the journalist: Facebook Live