PC Mag Australia – Protecting Games From the Law

At the moment, United States copyright legislation prevents consumers from developing video game emulators and compatible servers in order to play games that are no longer supported by developers. These anti-circumvention provisions or Section 1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) also prevent academics and museum curators from preserving such games for study and […]

PC Mag Australia – Science Busking for Research Funds: Crowdfunding in Australia

As Australian science researchers struggle more and more for funding, they have been increasingly turning to crowdfunding for support – and actually reaching their goals. We sat down with Dr Mel Thomson, a microbiologist who has run two successful Pozible campaigns to discuss why crowdfunding is now a viable option for scientists to fund their […]

You Don’t Need to be an Extrovert to be a Good Journalist

I have never been an extrovert. For a period I managed to function as an ambivert: able to take on the spotlight in key moments. I played a lead role in the school musical, I was school captain, I entered the marketing profession and became an account manager which required constant interaction with clients. But […]

What is a Journalist?

Recently I was privy to a conversation between some more experienced freelance journalists (more experienced than I am, that is) who were bemoaning the rise of ‘untrained’ writers calling themselves journalists. These writers who were making a living writing for lifestyle publications: travel, parenting, beauty websites and magazines and were daring to call themselves journalists. […]