Listening to the Radio Man

It strikes me how quickly some more traditional (or at least I think of them traditional) media institutions have taken up the whole shift from paper to pixels. The ABC is one of those - the old girl usually the domain of crusty news anchors like Rod Young (well, I remember him as a little… Continue reading Listening to the Radio Man

Politicians are still finding their feet online

Am I the only one who feels weird about politicians using social media? Maybe I'm still too young to be feeling this jaded, but every tweet, every Facebook post seems so obviously contrived, so carefully worded by handlers and probably focus-grouped three times over before pressing the blue button. Until they go home and do… Continue reading Politicians are still finding their feet online

Not Exploring San Andres

"Camila! Quinten! What are you drinking?" asks SeƱor Salazar. "Something with rum?" I reply, and before his daughter can order he's off the beach, over the road and into the resort he and his wife have been terrorising for a couple of days now. Having an absolute ball, it seems. At the slightly quieter posada… Continue reading Not Exploring San Andres

“There’ve been lots of glum faces in our industry of late”

Once you put the internet into numbers, the whole thing becomes so huge that it's impossible to comprehend. This week's Online Journalism lecture threw statistics at us like those that say that this year, 16.8 million Australians will spend 40.3 billion minutes on the internet and view 33 billion web pages. What does that even… Continue reading “There’ve been lots of glum faces in our industry of late”

Apparently it’s good for journalists to have a blog

So for a class this semester - "Online Journalism 1" - we all need to be keeping blogs about online journalism. That is, the world of blogs, tweets and jazzy words like that. Having sporadically maintained the Naked Pun for over a year now, I've often struggled with the fundamental question faced by most bloggers:… Continue reading Apparently it’s good for journalists to have a blog