The hole that DIGG dug

Newbie Briefing – Digg is a service where you submit a pointer to an article or blog post with a brief description. If the community likes it, they vote your submission UP – enough votes you end up on the prime pixel real estate which is Digg’s front page. If you are there long enough…

Job – ninemsn – Journalism cadetship

me! oh me! pick meeee! ninemsn Journalism cadetship (one-year contract) ninemsn is one of the most successful and forward-thinking online media businesses in Australia. Formed in 1997, ninemsn is a 50:50 joint venture between the Microsoft Corporation and media company Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL). This is an excellent opportunity to develop and grow your…

University of Sydney Centre for Continuing Education

Me again. I have a one day workshop at the Uni of Sydney next week – Friday 23rd February. Why not come along? We’ll be discussing social networks, user generated content, citizen journalism. The role of YouTube, Flickr et al. Marketing and anti-marketing. Advertising and anti-advertising. How to make the most of the dialogue happening…

Crikey! Mayne and Milne’s most Excellent Adventure

The Walkley Awards are all about Excellence in Journalism. And now, one assumes, Pugilism. So after the kerfuffle between Crikey’s Stephen Mayne and NewsCorp’s Glenn Milne we ask – what award will Glenn Milne will receive? “Come on settle down, it’s nothing special – just another pissed journo,” he(Stephen Mayne) told the audience. He appeared…

Citizen Doctor

Some people remain unconvinced that it is not only media that benefits from passionate, committed, intelligent amateurs. But they ain’t gonna stop me. Both banking and medicine have a lot to learn from consumers as co-creators. Don’t believe me? Too bad, I’ve been doing some research… For some more background, you might want to read…

The impartial yet opinionated ABC editorial guidelines

I wandered into The Sydney Institute’s function on Monday night, where the speaker was Mark Scott, the new MD and Editor-in-Chief at the ABC. Mark is from Fairfax (and government and education). The ABC was announcing it’s new editorial guidelines. (script here) Both the tone and the content were strong statements. Mark clearly was laying…

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