Science Communication Podcast

By Jack Smith The values outlined by the BBC are to ‘inform, educate and entertain’, these goals neatly encapsulate the purpose of all journalism, depressingly it could be argued that science journalists are failing in this mission. The dissemination of scientific knowledge to the general public is a fundamental responsibility of news media. Apart from … Continue reading Science Communication Podcast

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NEW MEDIA; A FORCE FOR INCLUSION OR DIVISION?

‘New media’ is a term which is often used interchangeably with ‘digital media’, and is defined by Terry Flew as “forms of media content that combine and integrate data, text, sound and images of all kinds, and are increasingly distributed through networks” (2014, 2). New media include all multimedia technologies which have emerged since the … Continue reading NEW MEDIA; A FORCE FOR INCLUSION OR DIVISION?

HAS SOCIAL MEDIA REPLACED TRADITIONAL NEWS?

Updated 25.11.2016 Full Report: Click Here In today’s media-saturated society, we as users of modern technology are bombarded with information constantly. Social media has become a dominant source of information for many young people in Australia and may have even surpassed traditional news channels as a source for current affairs. Facebook is the flagship social network … Continue reading HAS SOCIAL MEDIA REPLACED TRADITIONAL NEWS?