Category Digital media

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Social media, bloggers, pollies and journos and The Rise of the Fifth Estate

For over 200 years now, the news media has been described as the fourth estate. You know the drill: once, there was the clergy, there was the nobility, and there was the common people, but only journalists could be relied upon to serve as the guardians of the naked truth. With a steady fearless resolve, […]

(With apologies to George Lucas.)

Battlelines drawn, what does it take to be a Share Wars soldier?

From the telegraph to the smartphone, journalists reporting from the front have always drawn upon the latest gadgets. Every day, though, a different kind of war reporter pushes technology in a very different theatre of war. I speak, of course, of the Internet, where pitched battles are fought by newsrooms across the most unassuming of […]