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Politicians are increasingly involving themselves in the frontline delivery of information in the lead up to disasters and as they unfold. They are often placed as spokespeople and represent the public face of disaster, be it anthropogenic or natural.
With the recent tabling of the Senate Economics report on the eCensus shutdown, the Prime Minister's Cyber Security adviser, Alastair MacGibbon discusses the key lessons learnt, reinforcing the government's continuing pursuit of digitalisation, but warned that relying on formal compliance systems could in fact be...
This paper seeks to describe this developing situation in the context of changes in the very nature of journalism and news. It identifies trends, problems, and best practices for more constructive journalism about terror. In the first section, the paper will look at the problems...
In a rare good news story for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Dr Scott Hollier, Media Access Australia’s Specialist Advisor, Digital Accessibility, undertook an accessibility review of the 9 August 2016 Census, and found that the online survey form was largely accessible to people with...
If you have recently signed an online petition - and then observed a result from it - you are far from alone. Once niche, websites such as Change.org, ipetitions.com and Avaaz.org have moved into the mainstream, shifting influence from organisations into the hands of individuals...
The ABC’s new managing director, Michelle Guthrie, has been in the job for just over a week. The Conversation asked a group of media experts to consider how Guthrie might re-shape the ABC's future: from enhancing news and current affairs coverage, to investing in local...
Social media allows anyone with internet access to connect with other people and publish their own content. Through it, we receive a wealth of information and interaction that allows us to keep up important relationships and get things done.
However, for people with a...
As the ABC’s managing director Mark Scott approaches the end of his decade-long tenure, Media Watch this week provided a platform for him to highlight his achievements and fire off a couple of parting shots.
It’s not ideal to see the ABC CEO using...
CHAPTER 1: MODELS OF GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION
IntroductionThe issues around the governance of the BBC, and how it should be regulated, have been much discussed over a considerable period. This Review has benefited from a number of documents which deal...
This conceptual paper explores models of mentorship in the context of family dynamics as they are affected by social media use.