Warnings of severe thunderstorms and the likely chance of hail to be setting in across the southeast have been issued by The Bureau of Meteorology. The warning was issued around 11am, with Maroochydore and the majority of the Sunshine Coast having a 90% chance to be affected areas. With the last few weeks of some… Continue reading Be prepared for coming storms
Vast majority of people have now had their say in the same-sex marriage survey with 10 million forms having been returned. On October 10, the Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded an estimated 62.5 percent of Australians have now voted. Early results indicate the ‘Yes’ side is ahead. Marriage equality should go hand-in-hand with any and all types of equality.… Continue reading Say ‘Yes’ to same-sex marriage
In the early 1980’s, when the Internet began to come about, citizen journalism emerged on social media platforms. It radically and forever changed the way we received and distributed the news. Citizen journalism soared with the arrival of social media. However, that is not to say that citizen journalism has not been criticised and disrespected.… Continue reading Social Media: Rise of Citizen Journalism
With the rapid increase of social media, we have been given a way of communicating, gathering and distributing news to others. “People without professional journalism training are using modern technological tools to publish information” (Jewitt 2009, p. 231). With no limit on who can be a citizen journalist, it can be lead to inaccurate stories and events being distributed. Stories can often be opinionated, biased, incorrectly conveyed and captured, and in many… Continue reading Citizen Journalism Weaknesses
With the constant rise of technology and social media within today’s society, we can see an increase of citizen journalism and its benefits and ability to explore different individuals and societies perspectives. It is becoming more and more a norm, deliberately and planned by some, or accidental and spontaneous for others. “Almost every member of… Continue reading Benefits of Citizen Journalism
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