Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

Tripadvisor responds to an accusation of copyright theft by engaging in more copyright theft

A little over a year ago I wrote about how I discovered that some photos I had taken and published in my reviews had been stolen and republished without permission by Tripadvisor. After spending considerable time and effort finding the deliberately obscured means to contact them to complain, complain I did and I insisted that the images be removed.…

the Mana bar closure – a case study in the evolution of a news story and more evidence of Fairfax plagiarism

I rarely know which of the articles I write will resonate with audiences. In most cases I write about what I see on walks around my home suburb simply to document it as social history. It may interest a few fellow locals who, like me, watch the opening and closing of shops and businesses over time with benign interest.…

an open letter to Sky Sports from an Australian F1 fan

I am an Australian who loves F1. I attend the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne each year and am there for every minute of every session. Practice 1 on Friday is my favourite session of the year. As the Australian Grand Prix has been the first race of the season for many years, I get to see the new driver / team combinations for the first time live, rather than on tv, which is very exciting.…

just a blogger

According to Wikipedia, journalism is ‘the practice of investigation and reporting of events, issues and trends to a broad audience in a timely fashion’. The definition describes a behaviour, a process, a method. It matters not who undertakes this behaviour.

The act of engaging in journalism occurs regardless of whether individual journalists are paid to perform journalism or do it on an unpaid voluntary basis.…