Journalists Are Not Your Friends

I was in a group of journalists when someone asked us what we thought of this statement. Someone jumped in to talk about sharing people's stories and how print is dead. Absolutely, journalism is about sharing stories. But it's a 'nice to have' factor. Then the group received my rant. It is a journalist's job... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

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.... Continue Reading →

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