A medal of honour for heroic journalists?

The beheading of American journalist in Syria was tragic news. James Foley’s story, although horrific, also serves as a reminder of the important work a journalist does. At least 69 have been killed in the conflict in Syria, including some who died over the border, which is believed to be the deadliest country in the(…)

History judges a society on the treatment of its children

  The world abhors the senseless deaths of the children shot down in the MH17 air tragedy. International condemnation is levelled at the hundreds of fatalities in the Gaza conflict, many of whom are reported to be children. Yet Australia, arguably still the world’s “lucky country” with its high standard of living, wide open spaces(…)

The Science behind simple writing:

The human mind is capable of many things. Comprehending, learning and improving being some of the many. And as journalists we must be capable of perfecting the art of communication, so to speak. There are many disputes and discrepancies on how to divulge our information. (I’m assuming that the audience is intelligent, as I shouldn’t(…)

Pros and cons for online Journalism:

The Journalism industry is fast-approaching the turnover to technology. With social media becoming mainstream, publishers are now urged to convert from their “ancient” method of delivery to online. Although this has already happened, what challenges will we – as journalists – face in the coming change of delivery? The average reader spends 25 minutes a(…)