The New Front Page: @YaThinkN reviews @timdunlop book

By Noely Neate 25 July 2013 Source: Yathink.com.au   As a punter, books written on media – particularly ones based on the relationship between traditional media institutions and the internet – fascinate me. I don’t want to be a journalist as I am quite happy in my small business, but I am an avid devourer of […]

Can Libs hold Dunkley? @Gus_Barnes reports

View Larger Map Dunkley Seat profile By Angus Barnes, 13 August, 2013 The electorate of Dunkley was formed in 1984, and named after Louisa Margaret Dunkley, a trade unionist and campaigner for equal pay for women.  These beginnings align with a common perception of Frankston as a blue-collar city. The left-leaning electorate changed in nature […]

Ready to go on @NoFibs Election13 citizen journo seat reports

by Margo Kingston 4 August 2013 Nearly fifteen years ago, when I was a political journalist in Canberra, I tried to get posted to Bourke to report rural and Aboriginal affairs from the outside in. Now I’ll be covering the 2013 election from the Gold Coast with 20 plus reporters on the ground in seats around […]

Confessions of Twitter sceptic @SallyYmelbourne

  By Sally Young I signed up to Twitter last year but, in the field describing myself, typed in ‘Twitter sceptic’. I signed up for a specific reason: I wanted to do a class experiment where my politics students could tweet me questions during a lecture I was giving on politics and new media. The […]

Macquarie University funds the first twitter–based election coverage by a professional journalist

27 May 2013 Margo Kingston, one of Australia’s best-known political and investigative journalists, is partnering with Macquarie University to cover the upcoming Federal election using social media. Kingston was the first Australian journalist to use online media to bring the voice of citizen journalists into the mainstream media with her Sydney Morning Herald- based website Webdiary. […]

The Geek’s week in Twitter Pics

Storify by The Geek Sat, May 18 2013 Talking Pictures My week on twitter 13 May to 19 May 2013. Some pics from me, some pics retweeted by me and some pics sent to me. @Caroleina2 Here :) pic.twitter.com/yfQbe58F4n Created by @Vic_Rollison @KayRollison http://theaimn.com/2013/04/27/so-far-so-bad/ No Fibs [email protected] · Sat, May 18 2013 17:22:29 ReplyRetweetFavorite Twice #NDIS related […]

Sorry, @mirandadevine: @catharinelumby reflects on Twitter ethics

By Catharine Lumby  May 11, 2013 A couple of nights ago I rang the News Limited columnist Miranda Devine. I had gone to some lengths to obtain her mobile number. I needed to apologise to her in person for retweeting a tweet by Mike Carlton that I did not read carefully enough before flipping it on […]

@albericie debates @chriskkenny on media self regulation reform: And the winner is?

Wish the left would do something right for a change. Left gives up values in favour of politicking blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/chriskenny/ind… — Chris Kenny (@chriskkenny) March 14, 2013 @chriskkenny It’s not a left/right issue but one of fairness why should TV & radio news be regulated but print news not? who’s politicking? — Emma Alberici (@albericie) March […]

Citizen journos unite!

By Margo Kingston March 15, 2013 Source: Sheilas Sarah Capper, Sheilas editor: Veteran political journalist and author Margo Kingston is back! And just in the nick of time with an election year upon us. After some time off, Margo returned to writing at the end of last year, spurred into action when she heard Opposition leader […]

@ABCthedrum rat-a-tat talk forgets substance

By Jim Parker March 14, 2013 Source: The Failed Estate @margokingston1 My advice: Don't watch it in the first place — Mr Denmore (@MrDenmore) March 13, 2013 @paulwiggins @mrdenmore First time I've ever watched http://t.co/8G88a38zgu Freaked out by it. So awful. So jokey, who gives a shit. — margo kingston (@margokingston1) March 13, 2013 @margokingston1 […]