Reflection on my blog

When we got told we would have to do a blog for this semester i was intrigued to see what i could get out of it. I see many blogs online and i know some people make a living from making a blog, which i found fascinating. Overall i really enjoyed making a blog as i have never made one before and found that blogging is a useful tool to get news across to the public.

I will try and keep this blog up and running after i submit it for the assignment as i enjoy this style of media.

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About Me

Hi Everyone,

My name is James Cusack and i am a student of Journalism at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. This is my first year of University and i am really enjoying it, learning about all the details of journalism.

I live at Newman College in Melbourne, though come from country New South Wales from a small town called Young. Young is famous for being the cherry capital of Australia and the hometown of Australian Cricket Player Nathan Lyon!

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The impact of social media on Journalism’s ethics

For just a bit over a decade, social media changed the world and revolutionized how information is stored, published, searched and consumed. I feel that journalism’s ethics have been significantly impacted by the introduction of social media for numerous reasons. New media technology is not only having a serious effect because of its impact on established journalism. I believe that social media has positively impacted journalism though has brought up some ethical issues along the way. This is what I will be delving into in this reflection.

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Second published story!

Hennessy Catholic College teacher Pamela Cohen has been nominated for a National Excellence in Teaching Award (NEiTA).

Members of the Young community nominated the Year 8 to 12 English teacher, who said she felt very humbled by the gesture.

The NEiTA program – supported by the Australian Scholarships Group – is in its 20th year and gives communities the opportunity to formally thank their hard-working and inspiration educators and leaders.

It is the only national, community-centred teaching awards program that gives Australian parents and grandparents, secondary student councils, school boards and community organisations the opportunity to nominate their inspirational teachers, principals and directors.

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Victorian rugby in crisis as Rebels await their fate

The future of Victorian rugby hangs in the balance as the Melbourne Rebels wait for the ARU’s decision as to whether they will stay in the Super Rugby competition.

South African New Zealand Australian Rugby (SANZAAR), the governing body of Southern Hemisphere rugby met in London last month to discuss decreasing the number of teams in the competition.

Melbourne Rebels are one of the two Australian teams facing the axe from the Super Rugby competition next year.

Perth based Western Force are the other team facing the chop.

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First published story!

Local AFL coach, Geoff Harmer, is hoping for an annual AFL fixture between Young High School and Hennessy Catholic College.

Harmer is a coach and player of the Young Saints’ AFL sides and he says “being a fledging club, this type of game might build up the Saints profile and also build awareness about the game locally.” The idea came from the senior club members and Harmer himself.

They plan to have a competition played between the two schools in the first two weeks of next term at Burrangong Oval.

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First blog post

I started this blog as it is apart of assessment two for ‘Understanding Journalism’ where i have to make a blog about all things journalism. I will post in class exercises that are compulsory, own personal stories, sports and politics news among others.

I hope this blog will be successful and that you all enjoy it!



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