The web, we are endlessly told, offers unparalleled opportunity for a democratic voice. But is the voice of the people necessarily offered for free? Why is it so hard to earn a buck through a blog?
In partnership with Meanjin and Overland, two of Australia’s finest literary journals, we continue this series examining the rapidly evolving world of writing and publishing.
Ben Eltham studied neuroscience, philosophy and cultural studies before editing the University of Queensland's Semper Floreat in 2000. He has worked as a freelance journalist and essayist since 2001 for a range of national publications, including New Matilda, Crikey, Guardian Australia, the Courier-Mail, Overland and the Sydney Review of Books. Ben is New Matilda's National Affairs Correspondent and a Research Fellow at Deakin University's Faculty of Arts and Education.
Jacinda Woodhead is Overland’s deputy editor.
Zora Sanders is a writer, editor and internet connoisseur.
Penny Modra is editorial director at The Good Copy, a new Melbourne-based writing studio, grammar school and publisher. She has written about visual arts for The Thousands, the Age, the Sunday Age and anyone else who'll listen.
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