Crowds flock to film and video exhibit

If you’re itching for something out of this world what could compete with travelling back in time with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image? Australia’s national museum of film, tv, video games, digital culture and art is in Melbourne’s Federation square. Screen Worlds is an exciting and free new exhibition at ACMI showing the […]


News service joins the dark side of the web

An investigative journalism group has become the first major news organisation to launch on the Dark Web. Pro Publica, a non-profit investigative journalism news service dedicated to public interest stories, has launched a version of its site on the Dark Web. But an Australian cyber security expert predicts mainstream media are unlikely to follow. Associate […]


Brave journalist risks her life to tell the truth

Imagine what it is like to live in a corrupt country where the people are not free and the society illiberal. An unlucky country where people have bullets rained down on them for asking questions. This is what is like to be a journalist in Cambodia. Now let me introduce the remarkable young woman named […]


Stunning display of best photojournalism

A striking image of African migrants raising their phones to catch an elusive signal took out first prize in this year’s World Press Photo contest. The image, “Signal”, is on display at the New South Wales State Library in Sydney as part of a touring exhibition of the best photos. The year-long exhibition, which travels […]


Modern obituaries put truth before praise

No longer just grim notifications of death, obituaries have become colourful features in newspapers around the world. Visiting British editor and writer Tim Bullamore (pictured) spoke this week of the evolution of obituaries in a lecture aptly titled “Obituaries to die for”. A classical music agent turned expert obituary writer, Mr Bullamore has written for […]


Win for Newsbytes as bubblers return to city rail stations

Hot and thirsty train commuters are welcoming the arrival of water bubblers on Brisbane station platforms this week – but it could take up to four months before they can take a drink. Newsbytes reported last year on the quiet withdrawal of bubblers across the Queensland Rail network. Our story resulted in reversal of the […]


Honorary doctorate for Hedley Thomas

Gold Walkley-winning journalist Hedley Thomas received an honorary Doctor of Journalism degree at Jschool’s annual graduation ceremony on Friday. Mr Thomas, national chief correspondent of The Australian, urged the new graduates to be constantly vigilant in their coverage of society. He recalled the media-initiated Fitzgerald Inquiry into government corruption in the 1980s to warn that […]


Library gives support to citizen journalists

Opportunities for citizen journalists have been opened in a multi-media newsroom project at the State Library of Queensland. CitizenJ, an innovation of the library’s digital cultural centre The Edge, will let people try their hand at reporting and editing, with a view to adding to media diversity. Training includes journalism, video, film editing, audio production, […]


Dairy Farmer drops sponsorship of Townsville stadium

Dairy Farmers won’t be renewing naming rights sponsorship of Townsville’s stadium at the end of 2012. The government-owned stadium, home of the North Queensland Cowboys, will be seeking a new sponsor prepared to pay the several hundred thousand dollars a year for naming rights. Lion, the company that owns Dairy Farmers milk, has revealed it […]


Wellington attacks parliament TV ban

Independent MP Peter Wellington says he is disappointed his notice of dissent on the TV cameras ban in the Queensland Parliament has been ruled out of order by Speaker Fiona Simpson. The ban on TV stations’ cameras for nine sitting days was announced by Ms Simpson last week. Mr Wellington tried to move dissent from […]


Photo exhibition tells of the horrors of war

A mother comforts her injured son. The scene echoes the Christian iconography of the Pietà – Mary holding a crucified Jesus. Except this mother and son are inside a mosque. On display at the Brisbane Powerhouse as part of the 55th annual World Press Photo exhibition is the Photo of the Year for 2011, taken […]


Editors coy over response to media council

An Australian magazine editor has declared he will break the law if recommended media reforms are introduced – but most leading editors around the country are unwilling to say whether they will take the same action. Editor of Quadrant magazine Keith Windschuttle said he would not cooperate with the statutory News Media Council recommended by […]


Queensland Speaker stresses importance of educated media

It is important that an educated media cover state and national politics, Queensland Parliament’s new speaker, Fiona Simpson, said this week. In a talk to Jschool Journalism College students at Parliament House, Ms Simpson (pictured) stressed the importance of a well-educated media presence in politics. “It is absolutely critical that we have an educated media,” […]


Newsbytes wins praise after bubblers ban reversed

A State Government minister and a rail lobby group have congratulated Newsbytes on publicising the issue of water fountains being withdrawn from Brisbane railway stations. Transport Minister Scott Emerson said Newsbytes should be credited for breaking the story, while Rail Back on Track spokesman Robert Dow said Newsbytes deserved congratulation for the “fantastic outcome”. A […]


Bubblers saved after Newsbytes report

The Queensland Rail ban on bubblers has been reversed by Transport Minister Scott Emerson after the policy was revealed by Newsbytes. Mr Emerson said he became aware of the water fountain ban on Friday and scrapped it on Saturday. Newsbytes reported on the policy last week following investigations by student journalist Melissa Archer. Mr Emerson […]


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