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News That’s Newer Than New
A two-day conference being held tomorrow and Saturday as part of the Melbourne Writers Festival is taking a look at the impact of digital technologies and culture on the business and practice of news. ‘New News’ is a program of events - most of them at the Wheeler Centre - that will explore a dazzling variety of topics and feature some of Australia’s most…
DIY Book Marketing
Over at the Wall Street Journal, Joanne Kaufman is looking at how authors are becoming their own marketing departments.
Changes in technology are shrinking the profit margins - and marketing budgets - of traditional publishers. The emergence of social media means there are new ways to engage with readers. With some 1500 books published in the US every day, some web-savvy writers are…
What future do we want – and deserve? Questions for the places, politics and pleasures of the hereafter
How Social Media is Changing Journalism
Social media is an essential of the journalist’s new toolkit, argued Julie Posetti in a Lunchbox/Soapbox presentation she recently delivered, which we’ve uploaded to watch and hear today. In an interview published on the Melbourne Press Club website, conducted while Julie was in Melbourne for her Wheeler Centre appearance, she was asked to define the term, ‘Twitterisation of journalism’.
“Through engagement with a platform…
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