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?

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

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

Online clickbait: ethical or not?

If you are like me, you are easily drawn to clickbait - be it an article, video, or anything that digitally captures your eye - dodging potential viruses and money scams, of course. (If you are not like me, well... I trust you!) You might have come across a headline that tickles your fancy, then realising that the article … Continue reading Online clickbait: ethical or not?