How can journalism tell stories while it ignores women’s perspectives?

  Female journalists face discrimination when entering traditionally male-dominated spheres such as sport Wan IFRA’s Trends in Newsrooms 2015 report identifies gender equality as one of the top nine issues facing the journalism industry today. In the Australian media landscape, there is a discrepancy between the disproportionate demographic representation of women in media in relation to the diversity and “status” of women in society in … Continue reading How can journalism tell stories while it ignores women’s perspectives?

Alternative relationship styles arise out of self-determination

The 12 pillars of polyamory provide an insight into its characteristics and can help to explain why it may be a viable choice for some people. Authenticity Choice Transparency Trust Gender equality Honesty Open communication Non-possessiveness Consensual Accepting of self-determination Sex positive Compersion Kate Iselin, writer and former sex worker shares her experiences with polyamory and working out what is right for her in the … Continue reading Alternative relationship styles arise out of self-determination

JRNL102: EMOTIONAL HISTORY

Audio Report: Haider Catan Emotion: Sadness (With recapturing of fear and some happiness through his love for his Grandmother) Intro Script: The beautiful but war-torn country of Iraq has suffered for centuries. Still today this impact is felt across the world. Haider Catan a poet and PHD student at the University of Wollongong retells the pain that marks his memories of the past living close … Continue reading JRNL102: EMOTIONAL HISTORY

Quantity Vs. Quality – Citizen journalism and Social Medias effect on 24 hour news

The rise of convergence, the blogosphere, citizen journalism and social media are having a massive effect on news reporting in a changing industry. According to Kendyl Salcito the benefit of online reporting is that information can reach “millions of people almost instantaneously”. Being the first to report on a story has trumped the need for accurate and well-researched journalism. This need for immediacy rather than … Continue reading Quantity Vs. Quality – Citizen journalism and Social Medias effect on 24 hour news

Aggregation Issues in Journalism Today

Why has aggregation become such a dirty word for journalists today? Because many are confusing curation with aggregation and aggregation with plagiarism. In actual fact there are various ways of collating, amalgamating and making sense of news sources. In recent years discussion of aggregation issues has skyrocketed with a particular focus on lax aggregation methods. This is essentially plagiarising the hard work of the original … Continue reading Aggregation Issues in Journalism Today

Competition For Journalism Jobs

We all know that there are entrenchment issues in the journalism industry, we’ve been reading about it for years. So what are undergraduate journalism students at the University of Wollongong doing to prepare themselves for a tough job market? They are skilling themselves up for a difficult road ahead, and they are striving harder than ever before. With journalists burning out younger than ever before … Continue reading Competition For Journalism Jobs

The Academia and the Hobby is merely a Mirror of a Creative Mind

I’ve been officially educated by an Otaku, an educated anime, manga and Japanese pop culture addict. After a 45 minute conversation I was rather more versed than I ever expected to be about Japanese pop culture. Nineteen year old Jacob Foster is a creatively minded individual with an unshakable thirst for fantasy in all forms that are intimately interwoven throughout his creative experiments and indulgences. … Continue reading The Academia and the Hobby is merely a Mirror of a Creative Mind

A Students Life: at the University of Wollongong

In this first chapter ‘A Students Life, I will be telling the stories of my fellow journalism students from their childhood dreams to their career aspirations, and why they chose the University of Wollongong as part of their journey. This collaborative series of voxpops, portraits and photos seek to give insight into the journey of a student as they study at the University of Wollongong. … Continue reading A Students Life: at the University of Wollongong