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“For at least a couple of centuries the news media business was relatively simple. Journalists and editors produced content that people wanted to read and view, and distributed it thanks to privileged access to printing presses and broadcasting licences …”
“Print media is dying – at least, that’s the conventional wisdom. Circulation figures show sales of major Australian newspapers have been in consistent decline. And thatís a worldwide trend …”
“The interlocking themes of creativity and innovation are as important for me as they are for anyone engaged in the creative industries. Without great acts of innovation and the wonderful, creative sparks that ignite them, the world we inhabit would be a quite different, infinitely less exciting and productive place …”
“I started as a journalist just as hot metal printing was being banged out of publishing companies in the late 1970s – an era now referred to as the Golden Age of journalism. Over the ensuing 40 years, the world of journalism has largely been kind to me, but with all the good has been much bad …”
“No question, Bruce Guthrie is a survivor. He, like thousands of journalists world-wide, lost his job during the tumultuous last decade. Newspapers reeled as advertisers realised they could decouple from journalism and shake off costs …”
“At the New News conference at the Wheeler Centre in Melbourne in October 2015, run under the auspices of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at Melbourne University, I chaired a session on the various ways in which organisations and individuals are using social media to reach audiences …”
“Aussie youth media is on the rise. There has been an explosion in online media outlets aimed at younger audiences. New local startups include Junkee, Broadsheet and Spook. Such sites offer proof of dramatic changes in the way young people access news and information …”
“Here are a couple of questions about asking questions:
If interviewing is central to journalism why are so many interviews so boring to watch?
If interviewing is a cornerstone skill in journalism, why do so many aspiring journalists find it so difficult to do? …”
“Terry Wallace was a tough footballer. During his time playing for the Hawthorn Football Club he was called ‘the Plough’ for his ability to burrow into packs of players and emerge with the ball …”
“You are being followed. Not by a person – by the 800-odd cookies dropped by websites on your own machine, by GPS and the apps that use it from your own phone even when you are not using them, by your own purchases on cards and on devices, and by the algorithms used to parse all that data for behavioural patterns …”
“Back in the olden days, just before the internet was invented, there was a clear demarcation between journalism and advertising. The journalism brought in the readers, who consumed the ads, which paid for the journalism. It was simple. Life was good …”
“Apple’s 2015 decision to allow ad-blocking apps on the iOS App Store sparked a larger debate — ‘a kind of war’, in the words of one developer. At issue were the ethics and practices of both advertisers and ad-blockers …”
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