Jschool 2018

EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

EVERYONE HAS SOMETHING TO SAY

One of the things I wondered about when I first started researching stories was how willing would people be to talk? It turns out they are very willing! I’m sure a lot of people think they would want to avoid interaction with the media but I’ve learnt that if there is an issue that is(…)

COUNCIL MEETINGS AS A SOURCE OF NEWS STORIES

COUNCIL MEETINGS AS A SOURCE OF NEWS STORIES

I am five months into my Jschool diploma and currently have six stories on Newsbytes. Out of the six, three stories have come from attending council meetings and listening to the submissions made by residents concerned about something that is happening in their suburb or the street they live in. Local council meetings have proven(…)

Podcasts and the Intellectual Dark Web

Podcasts and the Intellectual Dark Web

Many well-documented changes occurred in the media with the advent of the Internet, Google and Facebook. Something else that occurred was the invention of the podcast, a far-reaching format that allowed for many voices to be heard, but of great importance was a particular group of people outside the mainstream who gained traction. This loosely(…)

Journalism and Big Brother

Journalism and Big Brother

The importance of journalism was reinforced to me last week when I came across the headline: “Hands of my health records, in the name of privacy” (The Australian, July 18). The headline was catchy, I am concerned with privacy and I do enjoy author Janet Albrechtsen’s writing so I forged ahead. A new government initiative,(…)