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PM Lit Award Winners Announced
Hearty congratulations to the winners of this year’s Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, announced this morning. The winners in their respective categories are for fiction: Stephen Daisley, Traitor; non-fiction: Rod Moss, The Hard Light of Day; young adult fiction: Cath Crowley, Graffiti Moon; and for children’s fiction: Boori Monty Pryor and Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg.
The prize in each category…
Neo-Institutional Hub & Spoke Journalism
A Columbia Journalism Review feature called ‘Confidence Game’ has taken up the case for newspapers. Dean Starkman argues that a group of intellectuals he calls the ‘Future of News’ group, or “FON consensus”, is championing a new kind of journalism based on peer-production at the expense of the traditional news media. Starkman argues that this new kind of journalism can’t ever hope to produce…
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