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  • Murdoch and Rinehart could soon own almost all the significant newspapers in Australia. EPA/Michael Reynolds/AAP/Tony McDonough

    Australia’s wealthiest person, Gina Rinehart has bought shares in Fairfax Media. Should we be…

    Posted: 24th February 2012
  • Posted: 3rd February 2012
  • Social media is revolutionising disaster management and community building during emergencies, a study into social networking during last year’s Queensland floods has found.

    Sites such as Twitter and Facebook were used by police and emergency…

    Posted: 11th January 2012
  • CLAIMS of a culture of sexism and lewd comments and jokes in the top-tier law firm Clayton Utz have surfaced following a decision by a young female lawyer to drop her suit for sexual harassment, victimisation and defamation.

    Bridgette Styles was…

    Posted: 30th November 2011
  • Outstanding grant success in the latest round of government funding cements UNSW Arts and Social Sciences's position as a progressive leader in the arts, social sciences and humanities.

    Arts and Social Sciences researchers have been awarded over $2.5…

    Posted: 9th November 2011
  • Some 76 per cent of Australian kids go online daily for an average time of 1.5 hours per day

    Australian children are among the earliest and prolific users of the internet globally, according to a new study.

    AU Kids Online — authored by…

    Posted: 3rd November 2011
  • Children in Australia are among the earliest in the world to learn how to use the internet, but three in ten of them have seen disturbing material or experienced cyber-bullying.

    These findings come from a major new international study in online…

    Posted: 3rd November 2011
  • The Journalism and Media Research Centre has received around $300,000 in the the latest round of ARC Discovery Projects research funding. Congratulations to the following grant recipients:

  • A/Prof David McKnight for Spinning out of control:…
  • Posted: 1st November 2011
  • The future of targeting and online marketing begins with predictive analytics on big data, according to today’s Predictive Analytics World Session presented by Dr. Usama Fayyad.

    Known as the industry’s first chief data officer (his former…

    Posted: 19th October 2011

    Twitter could almost have been created as a tool for scientific analysis. It churns out vast quantities of data in a format that looks perfect for computational crunching. But do tweets reflect what is really going on in the world? The BBC reports…

    Posted: 6th October 2011

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