The current debate surrounding the sexualisation of children in the media arises from a range of aspects, from exposing children to sexual content to providing a highly sexualised celebrity culture to which children idolise, yet what particularly interests me is the idea that children are now behaving in a way that is perceived to be … More Through the eyes of the media – or a paedophile?
Yesterday, the Convergence Review Committee released a report proposing various changes to the current operation of Australian media and communications regulation. This committee, established in early 2011 in response to the rapidly changing media landscape, attempts to assess the effectiveness of current policies and frameworks in light of a ‘convergent era’ (Convergence Review Committee, 2012) . When first … More Australian Media Regulation: Convergence or Consolidation?
In the midst of what can only be called the digital revolution, I find myself constantly worrying about the personal information I’m placing on the internet. Once online, who has access to this information? More importantly, how much control do I have over it once I’ve placed it online? Recently, Facebook has been accused by … More SHARE THE LOVE… and your information.
The concept of ‘Journalism’, once used to describe a “structured and organised mode of public communication” (Quandt 2011), has changed greatly in recent years due to the increasing participation of online users in generating content. The introduction of new ubiquitous tools and digital mobile technologies has made it possible for anyone to publish and report … More Democracy or Blog-ocracy?
The augmentation of virtual spaces has created social systems whereby spatial, temporal and social barriers are torn down (Bilandzic & Foth 2012, p67). On places like Facebook, users are able to ‘Check-in’ at various places, and status’ are now accompanied with the location of the user at the time of their post. This, whilst opening … More Google and their X-RAY Goggles