A team of undergrad and postgrad Journalists headed up by John Harrison and Bruce Redman from the The University of Queensland, Department of Journalism, will be blogging from media140 Brisbane, Science communication event.


Journalism is filled with ideas. Many of them ‘bold’. Some of them ‘great’. A few might even be ‘good’. But rarely are any ‘innovative’. There is a preconceived idea in many media companies that the future is what you follow, i.e. ‘we will do that when our competitor does that as well’.


Bots! Twitter bots to be precise. Mention a certain keyword and Shakespeare or Tyler Durden, All-The-Cheeses or Bot Marley will have something to say in response. In doing so they take something away from the personal interaction of Twitter.


In bygone days a journalist covering an event was likely to be accompanied by a photographer, cameraman or both. Nowadays due to universal budget cuts a modern journalist is often expected to file text, photos and video all by themselves. To make matters trickier, the toolkit required by a modern journalist has evolved a long


Kristofor Lawson is a young, Melbourne-based freelance journalist who is trying to change the way people think about media. During 2010, Kristofor has been researching ways to try and re-invent the journalism industry using current technology. He is vocal about the need for media companies to evolve through the use of innovation and is interested


With a little ‘know how’ and the right tools, the democratisation of journalism is now enabling citizens to create their own content from sporting events with ease, whether these are photographs, videos or audio interviews, the tools are readily available. So when an organisations such as the FIFA who hold the exclusive rights for the