Our Watch Awards

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Recently I had the good fortune to attend the Our Watch Awards.

The annual award is in its fourth year and celebrates the best reporting around domestic violence issues.

I interviewed some of the winners as well as the host, Julia Zimero, author Rebecca Poulson and SBS journalist Angela Pippo.

More importantly, they…

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Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Artificial Intelligence: Coming to scare you at a cinema soon

Popular culture is pretrifed of AI.

Take movies, for example. Most AI cinematic excursions tend towards the dark, the moody and the downright deadly. In fact, a robot protagonist is far more likely to murder than nurture its hapless human victims. Take the following movies, for example:
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Ethically…

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How to become a digital nomad

One of the most popular discussions at the recent Launceston Freelance Festival was the panel on digital nomads.

This is an edited version of the disucssion with freelance journalist Sue White and BSchool founders Ryan and Lincoln Trainor.

https://youtu.be/BXlzygZU7ro

Cyberculture now available on Amazon

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Hate is everywhere on the internet and it’s getting worse. Cybergangs trawl the web for victims to destroy; online lynch mobs get people fired from their jobs; school kids are bullied to death; hackers re-configure web pages to give epileptics seizures, and RIP trolls viciously deface Facebook memorial pages set…

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Launceston Freelance Festival 2018

April 30 – May 1
The Walkley Foundation and The Media and Arts Alliance will present the inaugural Freelance Festival to be held in Launceston, Tasmania, in May, 2018.
Featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and business advice, the Launceston Freelance Festival will be an unmissable opportunity for established and emerging freelancers…

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Midlife unemployment

A rapidly growing demographic is the high number of unemployed midlife women.

Elizabeth White describes the grim prospects for those without a job and some possible solutions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFpQ5N_ttNQ

Why authors need a social media profile

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Recently I ran a workshop for writers on creating a digital author profile.

The workshop included social media strategies to improve your online presence.

Essentially, the more unique and visible your online presence the more likely it will attract followers.

And if you are writer, particularly a self published one, attracting followers is essential.

However,…

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Koch Brothers war on climate science documentary

The following is a press release by The Real News Network about their new documentary on the Koch brothers’ war on climate science.

The Real News Network’s 30-minute documentary, “The Doubt Machine: Inside the Koch Brothers’ War on Climate Science”, reveals how Big Oil–particularly, the billionaire oil tycoons Charles and David Koch–have…

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