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

Online news = a leeway for ethics? 

There is no doubt ethics serves as a key criteria in journalism. In online journalism, there are three portions we as journalists should aim to achieve: accuracy, independence and impartiality, according to ABC News journalist Kellie Riordan. With the ubiquitous nature of online journalism, this has raised questions on what is ethical and what is … Continue reading Online news = a leeway for ethics? 

Interactive Stories: Behind the Scenes

Digital delivery has largely taken over our scope of news since our "goodbyes" to printed journalism. No longer are we accustomed to turning the pages. Instead, we take our hands to touch-screen compatibility. With this newfound fame of news digitalisation and interactivity, the online newsrooms have been taking a knack at longer, informative stories of rich content … Continue reading Interactive Stories: Behind the Scenes

An ego in radio

Journalism sounds like an interesting job when ABC radio show presenter Spencer Howson tells you what he had been up to. "That's what my journalism degree got me," he says at a Monday morning lecture, showcasing his treasured portfolio of moments at the ABC. From flying to Fiji after the Cyclone Winston aftermath to playing a vacuum cleaner in the Queensland … Continue reading An ego in radio

The BS in Blogging (Branding & Sponsorships)

Remember when earning an income meant having a full-time job and working in an established company? Well, times have changed - in the journalism realm, that is. While modern-day journalists can still engage workforce journalism, freelance journalism has taken over a portion of the working class, and works as an alternative career trail. According to Nikki Parkinson, freelance Australian … Continue reading The BS in Blogging (Branding & Sponsorships)