Australian Journal of Communication

Journal article

25 Oct 2013

This article establishes ways that family members engage and disengage in talk so as to manage their individual activity with mobile devices and accomplish interaction with each other.

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Internet-connected tablets and smart phones are being used increasingly by young children. Little...

Journal article

25 Oct 2013

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This article presents the analysis of a single case interaction between two preschool children aged four-years-old and their male early childhood teacher during a routine excursion to the New Zealand bush. The findings build on prior research that revealed how child-initiated enquiries...

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4 Sep 2013

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New technology has changed the face of global reporting. Digital technology has given citizens the capacity to report from restricted frontlines that professional journalists cannot access. This study investigates the role of citizen journalists reporting on the Cyclone Nargis disaster in 2008...

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4 Sep 2013

Abstract : This paper examines the discursive aspects of Twitter communication during the floods in the summer of 2010–2011 in Queensland, Australia. Using a representative sample of communication associated with the #qldfloods hashtag on Twitter, we coded and analysed the patterns of communication. We...

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4 Sep 2013

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A series of severe weather events in Queensland during 2010 and 2011 and a greater interest in national security have catalogued a renewed government interest in ensuring that Australians understand the risks and take proactive measures to prepare for disasters. The Living...

Journal article

4 Sep 2013

ABSTRACT: This article investigates young children’s interactions with their teachers following the Christchurch earthquakes in New Zealand in September 2010 and February 2011. Drawing on conversation analysis and psychological literature, we focus on one outdoor excursion to visit a water pipe broken by the earthquake...