I Don’t Think I Could Do Marissa Calligeros’ Job

In a media landscape of shrinking budgets and a growing necessity for immediacy in reporting, we're going to see more and more journalists with job descriptions like that of Marissa Calligeros from the Brisbane Times. Marissa is in charge of reporting breaking news for the Brisbane Times, and describes arriving on the scene of, say, a… Continue reading I Don’t Think I Could Do Marissa Calligeros’ Job

“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”

Los Diarios del Gringo – A Preview

Forced by a mysterious Microsoft malady to use the computers at Kelvin Grove's QUT library I have only today discovered some pretty cool news. As of Friday the 13th (whether the date proves ominous, we shall see) of January your intrepid reporter (blogger, whatever) has been informed that come second semester, I will be blogging, posting and worrying the socks off your… Continue reading Los Diarios del Gringo – A Preview

Caving to my vanity, adding my voice to the cacophony

So, I'm on the net, outside my smallish circle of friends/acquaintances/people I've never met on facebook, and the 'retweeting' (with added hashtags) I do on Twitter (50 followers, woo!). To me it seems a little too egocentric to put my thoughts up on the net, and even more so to assume that people will read… Continue reading Caving to my vanity, adding my voice to the cacophony