Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reviewing the Reviews: A Media Issue destined for a future bright with coverage

It is inevitable that a news story will progress. The media’s coverage of an issue will constantly change shape, evolving and expanding as greater awareness of the issue emerges and audience interest sparks a push for new angles on the story to be taken. The media coverage of the recent Federal Government reviews into the […]

Sourcing information on the Convergence Review

On the last day of April the Federal government released the Final Report of the Convergence Review to the nation. Some very information hungry news sources were waiting and pounced on the Report, generating a wealth of commentary, analysis and opinion across the media landscape for their audiences to enjoy. In fact they were speculating […]

My BCM112 Journey

In the introductory lecture for Convergent Media Practices in Week One I was surprised to find that all three of the assessments for the subject were related, and that each built upon the previous in helping to improve our understanding of ‘convergence’ in preparation for the final essay due in Week 12. Having already studied […]

A question of responsibility: Policing online discrimination

We live in a society that is inevitably and universally concerned with safety. From your Dad checking you have enough money for a taxi when you finish work late, to your friends making sure you made it home ok from that party last night, we have come to expect a certain level of concern from […]

Gatekeepers v Gatewatchers

The phenomenon of citizen journalism is changing the way audiences receive their news and the value they place on media content. As the technology we depend on to access online media platforms has grown, so too has our ability to create user-generated content which is immediately and easily accessible to worldwide audiences. This content flows […]