Monthly Archives: April 2009

Paris on a budget

It is possible to enjoy Paris without taking out a second mortgage. Some travellers are avoiding France because of the financial crisis and the low value of the Aussie dollar, also known as the Pacific peso. But with discipline and … Continue reading

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Review of award-winng book Inside Spin

A “culture of secrecy” pervades the highest levels of the PR industry says Bob Burton is his powerful book Inside Spin, which won this year’s Iremonger award [2007] for writing about public issues. The industry’s peak body, the Public Relations … Continue reading

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Media business models need urgent attention

Australia’s mass media need to overhaul their business models if they are to survive. Managers have neglected business models appropriate for the digital economy, such as de-bundling and re-bundling of content to cater for digital natives. An example of de-bundling … Continue reading

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One of Australia’s greatest journalists

Over the next few weeks China’s main broadcaster will screen almost four hours of a documentary about the great Australian journalist George Ernest (“Chinese”) Morrison. From 1897 to 1912 Morrison was China correspondent for The Times when the newspaper was … Continue reading

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Feature about seniors and the Internet

Journalist Eric Shackle, 88, of Ettalong on the NSW Central Coast, proclaims on his website that “Life begins at 80.” Mr Shackle has now been a journalist for seventy years and is the creator of the world’s first multi-national e-book. … Continue reading

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Impact of Internet on federal election

The federal election is being fought online as well as in the streets and malls of the marginal electorates. What is happening with the online campaigns? Stephen Quinn takes a look. That damn worm. As a former journalist I squirm … Continue reading

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Broadband disrupts business models

The spread of fast Internet is bad news for the business models of traditional phone and media companies around the world. Even with slow ADSL I make Skype calls internationally for a fraction of what I would pay phone companies … Continue reading

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