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Australian Poetry in your Phone
Wheeler Centre resident organisation Australian Poetry has launched its own iPhone app. The app aims to be a one-stop shop for Australian poetry: “We would like to list all leading Australian poets, poetry organisations, poetry publishers, poetry prizes and all relevant associated entities and resources.” Poets and organisations not currently listed in the app can apply to be included with the next update. The…
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…
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…
Assange Memoir Due Next Year
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is reported to have sold his memoir to UK press Canongate, according to the Bookseller.
Still facing charges for sexual assault in Sweden, Assange is expected to deliver the manuscript in March of next year. Daily Finance reports that Canongate publisher Jamie Byng had confirmed the news via email with a US edition to be published by Knopf. News…
RMIT Publishing Launches Lit & Culture Collection
This blog excerpt is a cross-post of a piece by writer and RMIT Publishing marketing assistant Amy Han on the Informit Literature and Culture collection. The full blog can be read at the SPUNC website.
“We’re very excited about the launch of the Informit Literature & Culture Collection, which will showcase the quality of Australian literary writing and publishing, and preserve the history that…
Can Bedtime Reading Save Publishing?
Not one to be daunted by predictions of a publishing e-apocalypse, author Sean Cummings figures he’s found the way to save the book. The writer is using new media to try to save old media: he’s set up a Facebook page called ‘Save Publishing - Read a Book at Bedtime’. His contention? That if we all spend just ten minutes a night reading before…
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