My last couple of posts can be found over at journalisnt.net – enjoy!
Thankfully, the Prime Minister of Australia has made a demonstration that it’s okay to talk about feminism again – it’s been a hushed public topic for too long. The prime minister has always had a role in directing public discourse, and Julia Gillard has finally been moved to speak up about routine misogyny in her… Read more
Having set up journalisnt.net as a site for alternative journalism, the observant observer would note the absence of any New Journalism or even a humble travelogue – until now, I have held the “I” aloft in my jottings. Today I’ll offer that travelogue, then. Having returned from a couple of weeks spent in Hong Kong… Read more
About a decade ago, when the internet had so recently transformed our homes and offices, sociologists spent a lot of ink worrying about the broader effect all this computer time would have on the way we associate with each other. There were a lot of fears of de-socialisation; the resonating picture of us sitting in… Read more
The Australian media inquiry is currently taking submissions until Oct 31 2011, and I urge everyone to get involved. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your submission, or use NewsStand’s online form at http://www.newsstand.org.au/make-your-submission. You might consider the following points: 1. Media ownership: do we need to break up New Ltd’s 70% market share and cross-media control,… Read more