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Anita Sethi on the Human Experience in the Digital Age: Conversation, Relationships and Social Connection
Man Macmillan Signs Up First Title for Ebook Imprint
An Australian writer is seeking to become a pioneer of digital publishing with a venture that’s making the most of new publishing technologies. Nathan Farrugia has an ambitious project in mind - in fact, he’s calling it ‘the future of story-telling’. The Chimera Vector is, according to its author, “a conspiracy techno-thriller of unusual depth, snappy dialogue and edge-of-your-seat action”. Farrugia has turned to…
News of the Death of the Newspaper Greatly Exaggerated
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In his recent Lunchbox/Soapbox address, Bruce Guthrie, former editor of The Sunday Age, The Age, Who Weekly, the Weekend Australian Magazine and Wish, gives his take on media old and new and on the Australian Murdoch press in particular. He describes the early years of web journalism in Australia as lacking in imagination – a fatal…
The Great App Con
The first tablet was the iPad, right? Wrong. Developed in 1968, the first tablet was the Dynabook, and in some ways it was superior to the iPad. This is an excerpt from a piece by John Weldon on reading and tablet technology published on the Meanland website, an initiative on the future of reading co-auspiced by Overland and Meanjin literary journals.
“The iPad, in…
Scott Jumps Paywalls with a Single Speech
Yesterday ABC Managing Director Mark Scott gave a keynote address extolling the virtues of Twitter as journalism tool and arguing against paywalls.
“Lock yourself away - out of the conversation, out of the discussion, untweeted, unlinked, unreferenced - and you might find yourself unloved,” Scott told the 2010 Journalism Education Association Conference. He said that journalism would have to be financed, but that most…
Snowy Mountain Scheme for the 21st Century by Leigh Ewbank
Recently Australia celebrated the 60th anniversary of the momentous Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Power Act – the first step in a 25-year journey to modernise our nation. Unrivalled in its ambition, the Snowy Mountains Scheme would meet the dual objectives of providing reliable electricity for our cities and towns, and water supplies to sustain food production along the Murray River.
Australia’s largest-ever engineering project would…
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