Online and Mobile Media

Trends in online and mobile media from an Australian perspective

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The Next Frontier of Communication

The days of pay phones and long-distance rates seem almost as distant a memory as telegrams and carrier pigeons. As ...
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Data journalism

How FiveThirtyEight Turned Data Into Journalism

For U.S. news junkies, the first name that comes to mind when you hear “data journalism” is FiveThirtyEight. This predictive ...
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The Big Data of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

If there was one certainty in a world after Brexit, it was that the United States was poised to elect ...
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The Open Culture of Crisis

“Extra, extra, read all about it.” In the good ol’ days, people got their news for the cost of a ...
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The Algorithm of Bingeing

As established in last week’s blog, Netflix is – in a manner of speaking – crushing it. Not only is ...
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The Netflix and Chill Brand

Netflix revolutionized cinematic and television culture. It turned television into a medium that is valued as highly – both creatively ...
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Loss of Truth and Loss of Trust in Government

Fake News, Real Trust Issues

What happens when a journalist reaches a conclusion with which you disagree? Fake news. What happens when a government agency ...
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Starbucks Subtle Mastery of UGC

Starbucks is internationally renowned for two things: the consistency of its beverages and the inevitable misspelling of customers’ names on ...
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The Homework Gap: A Civil Rights Issue

In 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States held that the long-standing policy of separate but equal education facilities is inherently ...
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Geo-Blocking and the Subjective Freedom of the Internet

Freedom is inherently subjective. During a recent discussion, a peer posed the question, “Do we have complete freedom on the ...
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