Fitzroyalty

Hyperlocal news about Melbourne's first suburb: Fitzroy 3065

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.…

neurotypical

A previous long-term romantic partner, who is a clinical psychologist, used to jokingly diagnose me with being on the lower end of the Autism spectrum, as she thought aspects of my behaviour were consistent with Asperger’s syndrome.

You’re mistaken, I would respond.…

gatekeepers vs anarchists

Writing recently on the ABC website, journalist Jonathan Holmes gave a terrific summary of the differences between old (analogue print and broadcast) media and new (digital online) media and their corresponding protagonists.

He described traditionally trained journalists as ‘the priesthood of communications in the analogue age’ and contrasted them with Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange, who he describes as ‘a child of the digital age and a journalistic anarchist’.…