Monthly Archives: April 2012

Google fights terrorism

Google are hosting a summit “against violent extremism”, in an effort to combat global terrorism; but why Google? Advertisements

Giving the news a voice

Does hearing the voices of sources change the impact of a story?

Paintball and terrorists: novelty stories in terrorism?

Novelty stories are the filler and pick-me-up pieces in the media. Rarely does a quirky story carry a larger significance, and generally they are thrown at the end to lull the reader, listener or viewer back into a serene state so that they can continue into their next program or activity without too much worry.

Lost and found

Two articles published today by The Daily Telegraph show the differences in how asylum seekers are portrayed by journalists.

Are bikies terrorists?

New anti-association laws will make it illegal to be knowingly in company of members, former members or people involved in the running of a declared criminal organisation. While not specifically targeting motorcycle gangs, the Criminal Organisations Control Bill has been dubbed ‘anti-bikie laws’ by several journalists.