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.
There has been a spat about whether journalism still needs articles.
Two crowd-sourced projects inspired by recent Queensland floods have highlighted the power of social media to not only connect people, but initiate real-world community engagement.
Journalism needs some new ideas. Here are five trends that could help shape how news is told in the future
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FloodAid demonstrates the strengths of social media and crowdsourcing
Presentations and handouts from the recent Social Media for Social Causes workshop
Original, relevant content was the most successful of that produced for the World Press Freedom Day project
Rwanda’s president is all over social media but he is not there to share.
Customers are using the internet to make purchasing decisions and it is where businesses need to go to interact with them. A digital communications strategy is vital to all businesses.