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Storify: making news a multi-layered narrative.

It was only a matter of time before someone developed a tool that allowed social network and information services like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to be pulled onto the online news platform. Storify is a curation-focused services, similar to both Curated.by and Keepstream. … Continue reading

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Don’t forget the basics!

 In my Do we “dumb down” the news for online journalism? post I told you I would get back to you about  the speed versus accuracy issue. Well, the timing could not be more perfect, as Queensland Online News Producer/Editor, Elaine Ford, spoke to … Continue reading

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Government told no new funds needed to save Moreton Bay

The Queensland Conversation Society is urging the Queensland Government to re-think its refusal of their Save Moreton Bay campaign, after altering the proposal to require no further funding. The Council is calling for a redistribution of existing funds in its … Continue reading

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News consumers are spoilt for choice

Consider: how many news websites do you use? Do you use different news websites for different types of news, such as political, sport and entertainment? Well, you could! There is that many options. So how do you know which one is right … Continue reading

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Do we “dumb down” the news for online journalism?

It has become apparent through my studies in Online Journalism that although not everyone is a fan of the new journalistic models, online news is in fact the way of the future. Now that people are used to having up-to-the-minute … Continue reading

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Live Blogging

According to Daniel Hurst, a journalist with the Brisbane Times, live blogging is something new and exclusive to online journalism. Hurst told my Online Journalism class that although live blogs will not work for every situation, when a news story … Continue reading

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Google Maps: an innovative journalistic tool

Who knew Google Maps could be such a great tool for Journalists? I certainly didn’t. Before my Online Journalism tutorial this week, I thought Maps was only useful for getting directions to the beach and looking at your house on … Continue reading

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