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I live next to a dairy farm. There are cows everywhere.

West Australia franchise executives should walk the plank

Hooray! Perth has once again become rugby league relevant with the WARL’s John Sackson announcing the franchise’s intention to rejoin the NRL at the next expansion date. It will be great to see the red, gold and black jerseys of … Continue reading

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Global crises: How to delay a serious issue

“Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that” – Homer Simpson Homer Simpson may not be aware of media bias or the notion of false balance but this sentence here demonstrates that he … Continue reading

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In the case of an emergency, DO NOT PANIC!

In the event of a fire, stay calm, sound the fire alarm, call the emergency services and leave the building in a safe and organised manner. Whatever you do, do not panic. When encountering a large and mean looking shark … Continue reading

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The chicken must listen to the egg if it wants the best ratings.

The study of media and audiences is a fascinating one that inevitably boils down to the following question – Does the media influence its audience? Or does the audience influence its media? The ambiguous relationship is very similar to the … Continue reading

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Choose – Open freedom or closed security?

The open Internet is under threat but why is this happening? When SOPA went under consideration there was a collective uprising amongst Internet users and website owners against the proposed bill. If SOPA or its slightly altered partner PIPA had … Continue reading

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Watchdogs for the watchdogs

Journalists be warned! You are under surveillance at all times. What lies ahead for the profession of journalism in the wake of advancing technology? It is an interesting time for the profession as it goes through its greatest ever change. … Continue reading

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The Power of Equality

As technology advances the gap between abled and disabled people is seemingly growing. So enters the question. Are the advances in technology hindering the disabled people of our world? Goggin and Newell insinuate that the needs of disabled people have … Continue reading

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