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Australian Defence Force to run leadership simulation at UOW student conference this weekend

The Australian Defence Force will host an interactive leadership activity at the ninth annual Students 4 Students (S4S) National Leadership Conference at the University of Wollongong this weekend, the Australian Student Leadership Association (ASLA) has announced. Leadership Program Coordinator Coralie Fleming said that the leadership simulation will be a unique chance for S4S participants to apply the theoretical […]

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 […]

Remixing into the future

Culture has and always will depend on societal appreciation of, connection to and love for the creative content of that culture (Lessig 2008).The read-write culture we are living in today facilitates the creation of new music, as users are working collaboratively to develop and expand upon already existing content. We are pooling our combined creative […]

A New Alternative: Seven West’s Independent Media Council

The media’s coverage of the Finkelstein review has taken a new turn since Seven West Media made the decision on the 4th of April to withdraw from the Australian Press Council. Seven West Media is one of Australia’s largest media businesses, and indeed the largest diversified media business in the country, as it’s ownership extends over several […]

A Global Community of Nerds

Global media distribution has been revolutionised by the internet. Naturally, as the internet and the powerful claws of social media have come to pervade every aspect of our lives, there has been a change in the way users interact. A change in the way they share and distribute information. A change in the way the content they […]

The Transmedia Appeal

Audiences today demand to be engaged. We seek entertainment from multiple channels and gain enjoyment from our fictional experiences in a way that is constantly pushing the boundaries of already existing content. The transmedia narrative is told across multiple channels, each channel producing a different entry point into the narrative. Coherence is achieved as audiences […]

OUR Media Revolution

Although many are not aware of it, we are living in a time of media transformation. The dialogic design of the internet is allowing us to share information with others in a way we never have before. Clay Shirky defined this new trend; ‘The moment our historical generation are living through is the largest increase in […]