Posts Tagged ‘journalism’

Design solutions for journalism

Team Social Revolution created a game focussed on increased CCTV cameras on the Gold Coast. The aim is to destroy cameras without being filmed.

Journalism should try designing its way out of some of its challenges. Let’s face it, new technologies, dwindling advertising revenues, legacy attitudes about audiences and a shift in power toward tech companies means there’s a lot to address. It’s a wicked problem. But it can be worked through and design is a way to do […]


Journalism + IxD = new ideas

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Journalism needs to innovate, so we’ve teamed up journalism and interaction design students in the hope that they’ll come up new ideas for the media industry.


Hypertext and journalism

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My review article on how journalism research might further explore hypertext has been published in Digital Journalism


Dirty stories for a prototype

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The NewsCubed project has moved into a new phase: journalism. It is digging around the issue of soil security; a potentially serious, but so far fairly under-reported topic.


Will the geeks inherit the newsroom?

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Journalists need to learn the language of technology or they risk further eroding their own economic value. Article published in the International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society


Digital journalism resources

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Links to a range of materials for anyone interested in producing news for new platforms, including multimedia and data stories, free tools, games and resources.


Investigative journalism resources

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Links to a range of materials including investigative stories, search tools, interviews and organisations — will be updated


‘We’re not better off with citizen journalists’

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Amalia Buckerfield, Sean Rintel and myself were on the negative team for UQ’s inagural Great Debate. The topic was “We are better off with citizen journalists”. We put in a solid effort, complete with props and a dance by Sean, but lost out to Carl Smith, John Cook and Liam Pomfret on the affirmative team.


Letter to the Editor

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Here is the full text of my letter to The Australian in response to Cameron Stewart’s piece, Media’s Great Divide.


Lords’ insights into investigative journalism

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The House of Lords report on The Future of Investigative Journalism is probably one of the few real insights into the business of reporting and publishing journalism that is in the public interest


Games will be part of journalism’s future

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Using games to tell news stories forces journalists to think and work in radically different ways. But, these rich, non-linear narratives have the potential to push storytelling in new directions and engage audiences more deeply.


A model for more interactive journalism

Bypassing the editorial process would give users greater participation in the story creation process

A system that allows journalists to control fact-gathering while allowing users to become involved in story creation, might achieve the higher levels of interaction


What can journalism learn from interaction design?

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An overview of the NewsCubed research project


Pearson shows digital can pay

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Pearson’s half-year results last week show that premium content and mobile platforms mean publishers can make money from digital and rely less on advertising.


Three books on games for journalists

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Here’s the guff on three books that take different views on gaming but which all have a message for the media industry.


Articles or not, we need new story formats

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There has been a spat about whether journalism still needs articles.


No excuses: editiors must experiment

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Editors need to experiment and be willing to fail if they are going reap the benefits of digital platforms


Games-based news a ‘long way’ off

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Paul Egglestone gives his insights into the use of games in journalism and the challenges of incorporating games into newsroom workflows


On the flood round for Demotix

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Citizen journalism is liberating, but I haven’t yet managed to make it pay.


Five trends that will shape journalism

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Journalism needs some new ideas. Here are five trends that could help shape how news is told in the future


Data journalism needs a story

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Narrative is vital when using data as a storytelling device and the lack of a story can render the most elaborate data visualisation pointless.


News wrap: The big Wiki Leak

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The plight of Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks site is important for journalism and digital publishing.


Funding Journalism in the Digital Age

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Jeff Kaye and Stephen Quinn’s book is nothing we don’t already know, but it puts it all in one place


Tough times in show business

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There could only be another decade left in the Australian country show circuit. As financial pressures mount and people become time poor, communities are less able to support the agricultural events that roll through town each year.