Author Archives: jgp988

Race Representation in Popular Media

How race is represented online and in popular media is something that has become more and more of a discussion point over the last few years. You may have heard of #blackoutday which was a movement online to celebrate the underrepresented black faces across the world. The movement was most popular on twitter and tumblr. […]

Tell me a story

Digital Stories and digital storytelling is a topic that has exploded in recent years, and it’s something I have always found very interesting. My interest was peaked when I got involved, in a way, with digital story telling. You might have heard of a platform called ABC Open. If not, let me give you the […]

NewsLadies and NewsGentlemen

Gender representation in media has always been a talking point, particularly for feminists, many of which argue that women are unfairly represented, or not taken seriously enough in the media. If you need a little proof, you’ll find a multitude of different “[Insert Public Figure] Shuts down interviewer” articles, which detail very clearly incidents of […]

Interview: Edward Abbott

Ed Abbott is a very recognisable face around the University of Wollongong. If you haven’t seen him at UniBar, then you’ve still probably seen him on the screens around UOW presenting PopUp, or as part of the informative UOW Experience video series, which are designed to help students navigate their time at the university. What […]

Analysis: Reachout.com

The Reachout.com website is a self described “online youth mental health service”. The site is not a clinical service, so there is not any “professional” help so to speak. It does however offer tips, insights, stress management techniques and stories from relatable people and famous faces about mental health issues such as depression. Being an […]

Ethics: It’s just common sense.

Ethics at their very core are “norms for conduct that distinguish between acceptable and unacceptable behaviour”. They are a set of values that in theory everyone shares – from the Ten Commandments to something I’m sure we all heard during our childhood, treat others how you wish to be treated. They are something that in the […]

Analysis: Australian Flood Study

The Proceedings from the Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems conference in 2011 are an interesting document to look into, and are particularly relevant to some of the topics of discussion in BCM210. This article presents research and results from a study of how people use twitter. In this particular case, the actions of individuals, […]