The following is a speech delivered on Dharawal land outside the Wollongong Centrelink, before a march to meet with Member for Cunningham Sharon Bird, as a part of the Tomorrow Movement #NoTurningBack day of action on 19 September 2020.
Don't know something? Google it. Looking for something? Google it. Bored? G-o-o-g-l-e. So what even is media convergence? It seems as though everything we do nowadays is connected to something else. We read the news on our mobiles in 140 characters or less as we simultaneously watch the latest Netflix series and beg for sponsorship … Continue reading I Wrote This On My Phone While Watching TV On My Laptop
Does it really matter, in 2016, who owns the media? This is the question being posed as the Turnbull government seeks to reform Australia's media laws. According to a 2015 Reuters study, Australians get the majority of their news online with social media named as one of the main sources for news. This trend away … Continue reading More like, Media Pwnership #burn
For many people, one of the greatest anxieties surrounding media is the suggestion that no one cares for facts anymore. Quotes are misattributed, false claims gain traction, and outright lies are protected as “alternate viewpoints”. Donald Trump finds success in his campaign for US President despite the fact that barely 8% of his statements are … Continue reading Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself
For the longest time I imagined that returning to study as a mature age student would resemble a scene from Community. Me as the cool kid on campus, getting up to all sorts of hijinks and happily coasting by on a Credit average. I would win paintball, help the debate team and find the ultimate … Continue reading Tuh-Tuh-Tuh-Today Junior