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Newspapers have not fared well under the onslaught of technological innovation. Cuts in newsrooms continue around the world and go hand in hand with the rise of clickbait and social media becoming the major platforms of news delivery.
Is there any way of ensuring...
Professor Rosalind Croucher addresses the NSW Bar Association on her work on the ALRC’s Report on Traditional Rights and Freedoms, which was completed late last year and coincided with the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the first iteration of what became known as the...
Technologies are not neutral tools that emerge independently of society. According to Judy Wajcman, their design and use reflect as much as they shape the societies which invent them.
Professor Wajcman examines the way digital technologies have enabled us to complete tasks faster and...
Keynote address at the 2016 Lowy Institute Media Awards dinner delivered by Michelle Guthrie, managing director of the ABC, on the ABC's need to be truly global in its thinking and its actions.
My first few months at the ABC have...
Crowdsourcing in policymaking is becoming a more common method for civic engagement and knowledge search. In crowdsourced policymaking, the government invites citizens to contribute to a policymaking process and asks them to share their ideas for the policy.
Many of the ways we use social media today have longstanding precedents in historical media like diaries, journals, and scrapbooks. What we think of as the 'social media revolution' is part of a much longer story about the use of media for connecting people through...
We live in an information rich age, our education levels have increased dramatically over the last few decades, so why hasn’t this led to a similar improvement in the quality of public debate?
Barry Jones considers this paradox and offers his thoughts on how...
When researching his latest book, the organised mind, neuroscientist Daniel Levitin asked some of the world’s busiest people how they manage to keep on top of the data deluge.
In this talk he discusses the brain, learning, creativity, the myth of multitasking and how...
Australian screen industry undersells its achievements as a tourism, trade and diplomacy tool globally, and also has big business at home. CEO of Screen Australia, Graeme Mason, says that the successes of the Australian screen industry raises the profile of Australia on the world stage...
In this seminar Chris K Wilson argues that the 1992 Broadcasting Services Act inspired the formation of hundreds of new broadcasting organisations (particularly in the community radio sector), encouraged experimentation in broadcasting content, communication infrastructure configuration and media convergence, and impacted the cultural landscape beyond...