Journal

Journal article

Does information really want to be free? Indigenous knowledge systems and the question of openness

The “information wants to be free” meme was born some 20 years ago from the free and open source software development community. This article injects both the histories of collecting and the politics of information circulation in relation to Indigenous knowledge into this debate by...
Journal article

Political elites’ use of fake news discourse across communications platforms

This article finds evidence in the Australian context supporting the concept of a “fake news” contagion. Fake news language has emerged as part of Australian strategic political communications since Donald Trump’s election; however, its usage is not (yet) widespread among Australian MPs.
Journal article

Algorithmic labor and information asymmetries: a case study of Uber’s drivers

Uber manages a large, disaggregated workforce through its ridehail platform, one that delivers a relatively standardized experience to passengers while simultaneously promoting its drivers as entrepreneurs whose work is characterized by freedom, flexibility, and independence. Through a nine-month empirical study of Uber driver experiences, we...
Report

The Murdoch media empire and the spectacle of scandal

In July 2011, dramatic revelations concerning misdeeds by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World, one of the most successful tabloid newspapers in history, erupted, creating a vast media spectacle. In July 2011, dramatic revelations concerning misdeeds by Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World (NOTW), one...
Journal article

Managing unexpected publics online: the challenge of targeting specific groups with the wide-reaching tool of the internet

This article delves into internet-based tactics that have become commonplace in public relations practices, which has in turn made targeting campaigns to specific publics more challenging than ever before. The global reach of the Internet challenges a public relations practitioner’s confidence that an online message...
Journal article

Why drop a paywall? Mapping industry accounts of online news decommodification

This article by University of Southern California professor Mike Ananny and USC Ph.D. candidate Leila Bighash examines the reasons behind online news organisations eliminating or temporarily reconfiguring their paywalls, including in response to national emergencies and natural disasters.
Journal article

Young people, social media, social network sites and sexual health communication in Australia

Social media and social network sites (SNS) are an evolving area for sexual health communication with young people. They present opportunities and challenges for sexual health professionals and young people alike, such as learning through interactivity and addressing concerns about privacy. In this article, we...
Journal article

Media at the margins: policy and practice in American, Canadian, and British community television

This comparative study addresses the policies and practices of community television in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. In particular, the author examines how community media organizations are transforming themselves to meet the demands of a digital world, and how these experiences are reflected...
Journal article

Who do they think they're talking to? Framings of the audience by social media users

This article examines the understandings and meanings of personal information sharing online using a predominantly symbolic interactionist analytic perspective and focusing on writers’ conceptions of their relationships with their audiences. It draws on an analysis of in-depth interviews with 23 personal bloggers. They were found...
Journal article

Rethinking public service media and citizenship: digital strategies for news and current affairs at Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service

This article considers the concept of media citizenship in relation to the digital strategies of the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). At SBS, Australia’s multicultural public broadcaster, there is a critical appraisal of its strategies to harness user-created content (UCC) and social media to promote greater...
Journal

International Journal of Communication

0