The creative industries are the subject of growing attention among policy-makers, academics, activists, artists and development specialists worldwide. This engaging book provides a global overview of developments in the creative industries, and analyses how these developments relate to wider debates about globalization, cities, culture and the global creative economy.
Since its launch in 2006, Twitter has evolved from a niche service to a mass phenomenon; it has become instrumental for everyday communication as well as for political debates, crisis communication, marketing, and cultural participation. But the basic idea behind it has stayed the same: users may post short messages (tweets) of up to 140 characters and follow the updates posted by other users.
Like music and the news media before it, the film and television business is now facing its time of digital disruption. Major changes are being brought about in global online distribution of film and television by new players, such as Google/YouTube, Apple, Amazon, Yahoo!, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu, some of whom massively outrank in size and growth the companies that run film and television today. Content, Hollywood has always asserted, is King. But the power and profitability in screen industries have always resided in distribution.
Sydney Leadership program - Scholarships for NFP & Community leaders
Leaders in the community and not-for-profit sector are invited to apply for a scholarship to participate in one of Australia’s most highly regarded leadership development programs in 2014.
The Reichstein Foundation public grants program for 2013/14 is now open. These are centred upon inequality and economic rights. We are interested in hearing from organisations with dynamic projects focused on achieving significant policy, program or funding reforms and that raise the public discourse about high and growing levels of inequality and disadvantage.
Details are available here http://www.reichstein.org.au/Grants/Grant-Guidelines
Faculty: Human Sciences, Macquarie University
Project Name: What’s best for my child? Parents’ perspectives of childcare quality and early learning as contributors to childcare choice
Department: Institute of Early Childhood
Please note new closing Date: 31 October 2013
Allocation Number: MQRES #2013200 and ARC Stipend associated with LP130100129
The International WaterCentre (IWC) is currently offering a range of scholarships for Australian professionals interested in joining either the Water Leadership Program or Master of Integrated Water Management next year. IWC has a strong track record of delivering high quality, industry-relevant programs designed to increase the skills profile of today's water practitioners and future water leaders.
The Regional Development Innovation Awards aim to recognise and showcase innovation in four categories. [Nominate]for the folloiwing award categories; Economic Development Award;
Planning & Building Award; Environment & Sustainability Award; and Community Development Award
The Regional Development Innovation Awards aim to recognise and showcase innovation in four categories. [Nominate] for the folloiwing award categories; Economic Development Award; Planning & Building Award; Environment & Sustainability Award; and Community Development Award
David Marr’s Quarterly Essay, Political Animal: The Making of Tony Abbott, has won the 2013 John Button Prize for writing on public policy and politics.
The former Sydney Morning Herald journalist won the $20,000 prize ahead of Don’t Go Back to Where You Came From: Why Multiculturalism Works, by the newly appointed Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane, and Reluctant Rescuers, by former Australian ambassador Tony Kevin.
Violence against women: Developing a national approach to research effort
The National Centre of Excellence in Research to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children (NCE) was recently established to co-ordinate research efforts across the country on violence against women and their children and to support evidence-informed initiatives, policy and practice.
A key priority is the development of a national research agenda.
Would you like better access to the information you need for your work?
Researchers at Swinburne University are conducting an online survey and would like to hear from people in government, education, NGOs and industry about their experiences using and accessing information for policy and practice. This online survey will take just 15mins and will help in providing better solutions for accessing information, especially informal publications (grey literature). And you can go in the running to win one of 4 $50 gift vouchers.
A new and innovative approach to funding alcohol research projects in Australia aims to open up the field to new players and new sectors in an effort to unearth unique projects worthy of further exploration.
The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE) today announced it will invest $300,000 in the 2013 Alcohol Research Grants Funding Round, which will see individual grants of up to $40,000 awarded to innovative research projects.
Researchers at the University of South Australia are seeking men and women of the ‘baby boom’ generation (50-70 year olds) to investigate sexuality and getting older. Participants can be straight, gay, bi, trans, or any sexual orientation or preference. Participation in the research involves an anonymous internet survey and the results will assist in matters relating to Australia’s ageing population. To find out more about the study, or to participate, go to unisa.edu.au/National-Baby-Boomers-Sexuality-Study
23 May 2013
The People's Voice: Instrument for change or just a lot of noise?
Jon Faine will lead a panel discussion exploring the question of people power and the new modes of communication at the Deakin Edge, Federation Square on Tuesday June 4 at 6.30-8pm.
The popular radio host will probe an activist, a journalist and an academic on the real extent to which the many avenues of communication available now – texting, tweeting, facebook and google – enable the ordinary citizen to drive change.
The Autumn 2013 issue of Quarterly Access examines the Chinese Communist Party's difficulties with ethnic minorities, Chinese land ownership in Australia and the gradual transitions taking place in Cuba.
We also feature a review of a book on life in Saudi Arabia, and look at the role OPEC has played in climate negotiations.
Download the pdf version here.
I am conducting my PHD study into the emerging trend of 'renter-owners'. A renter owner is someone who is:
London, UK (Winter Conference)
International Trade and Academic Research Conference (ITARC-2013)
4th – 5th November 2013. Please click here
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