4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

Collecting information to disseminate worldwide is the main activity involved in journalism. It can feature many challenges as a profession, but when you approach it with utmost sincerity, the going gets easy. Harrowing experiences may have to be reported through your...

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History of Journalism Education

History of Journalism Education

Journalism has traveled a long way over the years; there is no denial. Every part of the world has promoted operations of journalists owing to the fact that the public needs to know what happens behind the pretense being put up on the stage. Career options for...

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A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

“A sad day for Australian journalism”: reaction from Twitter to the detail of #ABCcuts Many thousands of words will be written and spoken in coming days, weeks and months about the impact of the 400-plus job cuts and closures announced today by the ABC. In the...

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4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

There are many good reasons to become a freelance journalist. You can independently investigate and work on articles that interests you, work from anywhere you want, and choose the media where you want to publish your articles. Another benefit is that you do not need...

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

There are many good reasons to become a freelance journalist. You can independently investigate and work on articles that interests you, work from anywhere you want, and choose the media where you want to publish your articles. Another benefit is that you do not need...

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

Collecting information to disseminate worldwide is the main activity involved in journalism. It can feature many challenges as a profession, but when you approach it with utmost sincerity, the going gets easy. Harrowing experiences may have to be reported through your...

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History of Journalism Education

History of Journalism Education

Journalism has traveled a long way over the years; there is no denial. Every part of the world has promoted operations of journalists owing to the fact that the public needs to know what happens behind the pretense being put up on the stage. Career options for...

Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

In the introduction to a new book, What’s Next in Journalism? new-media entrepreneurs tell their stories, journalist and academic Margaret Simons predicts that the most interesting future developments in news media will involve the proliferation of smaller, specialist...

A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

“A sad day for Australian journalism”: reaction from Twitter to the detail of #ABCcuts Many thousands of words will be written and spoken in coming days, weeks and months about the impact of the 400-plus job cuts and closures announced today by the ABC. In the...

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7 Essential Tools for Investigative Journalism

7 Essential Tools for Investigative Journalism

One of the crucial roles of a reporter is to do thorough research before presenting facts as news. There is a lot that goes behind presenting a big story. Investigative journalism is gone through the previous reports, documents, verifying sources, and other...

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4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

There are many good reasons to become a freelance journalist. You can independently investigate and work on articles that interests you, work from anywhere you want, and choose the media where you want to publish your articles. Another benefit is that you do not need...

read more
4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

Collecting information to disseminate worldwide is the main activity involved in journalism. It can feature many challenges as a profession, but when you approach it with utmost sincerity, the going gets easy. Harrowing experiences may have to be reported through your...

read more
Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

In the introduction to a new book, What’s Next in Journalism? new-media entrepreneurs tell their stories, journalist and academic Margaret Simons predicts that the most interesting future developments in news media will involve the proliferation of smaller, specialist...

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7 Essential Tools for Investigative Journalism

7 Essential Tools for Investigative Journalism

One of the crucial roles of a reporter is to do thorough research before presenting facts as news. There is a lot that goes behind presenting a big story. Investigative journalism is gone through the previous reports, documents, verifying sources, and other...

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

There are many good reasons to become a freelance journalist. You can independently investigate and work on articles that interests you, work from anywhere you want, and choose the media where you want to publish your articles. Another benefit is that you do not need...

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The PIJ Is About Conversations, Collaborations And Experiments

The PIJ Is About Conversations, Collaborations And Experiments

The Public Interest Journalism Foundation (PIJ) is about conversations, collaborations and experiments that will help sustain public interest journalism, and therefore enhanced community well-being.

The Foundation was founded in 2009 as part of the Institute for Social Research at Swinburne University of Technology. The Foundation has a broad brief to develop new approaches to journalism that “maximize and explore the applications of emerging media technologies”. This comes in the wake of major technological, economic and demographic changes which are affecting the viability of established media organizations.

The Foundation is pursuing three initiatives in 2010, each designed to promote journalism of public importance in the new media age:

YouCommNews is an experiment in audience driven commissioning of journalism. YouCommNews is a website that brings journalists and the public together, without the necessary intervention of Big Media. People can directly commission the journalism they want to see done. YouCommNews has been established with the help of grants from the Victorian Department of Innovation, Industry and Regional development, the ARC funded Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation, and philanthropic support from foundation sponsor, the Financial and Energy Exchange Group. Other donors include Professor John Langmore.

 
An Investigative and Public Interest Journalism Resource Centre

This centre, designed with the assistance of PIJ Foundation Board member Chris Masters, will bring together a range of resources and training opportunities with the aim of increasing the range, quality and depth of investigative journalism in Australia. The resources will include access to existing data bases of material as well as new data bases created by the centre, and professional training programs.

The New News 2010 – A Digital News Media Expo

PIJF will hold a groundbreaking two day conference on the future of journalism as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival, on 2nd and 3rd September 2010. This conference, to be held at the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas will be about collaboration and creation, and about building new and creative relationships between newsmakers and audiences. This is an optimistic conference. It will go beyond tired old debates about bloggers versus journalists to embrace and bring together all those who are using new technologies to communicate and access news. New News 2010 will engage existing and new audiences in new media discussion and debate.

The New News 2010 will carry the immense potential of Web 2.0 for a healthier news media to the heart of cultural Melbourne and the wider Australian community. The New News 2010 will also include an “expo” in which innovators in journalism can display their work.

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4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

4 Things to Know About Becoming a Freelance Journalist

There are many good reasons to become a freelance journalist. You can independently investigate and work on articles that interests you, work from anywhere you want, and choose the media where you want to publish your articles. Another benefit is that you do not need...

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

Collecting information to disseminate worldwide is the main activity involved in journalism. It can feature many challenges as a profession, but when you approach it with utmost sincerity, the going gets easy. Harrowing experiences may have to be reported through your...

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4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

4 Major Types of Journalism to Explore

Collecting information to disseminate worldwide is the main activity involved in journalism. It can feature many challenges as a profession, but when you approach it with utmost sincerity, the going gets easy. Harrowing experiences may have to be reported through your...

Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

Inside The Emerging Cottage Industry Of Journalism Futures

In the introduction to a new book, What’s Next in Journalism? new-media entrepreneurs tell their stories, journalist and academic Margaret Simons predicts that the most interesting future developments in news media will involve the proliferation of smaller, specialist...

A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

A Sad Day For Australian Journalism

“A sad day for Australian journalism”: reaction from Twitter to the detail of #ABCcuts Many thousands of words will be written and spoken in coming days, weeks and months about the impact of the 400-plus job cuts and closures announced today by the ABC. In the...

Can Journalists Learn To Trust The Public?

Can Journalists Learn To Trust The Public?

Can journalists learn to trust the public? Are we open to collaborating with community groups? This Q and A with Professor Robert Picard raises plenty of questions on the future of journalism The emerging crisis in the Australian media industry is likely to galvanise...