In ‘Big Huggin,’ players control the action by giving affection to a teddy bear controller.
Game by Lindsay Grace; Photo by Stacey Stormes
Readers read, viewers watch and players do. That level of engagement gives games real power to influence people both within and outside the play itself.
Basque children, refugees from the Spanish Civil War, Aldridge Lodge, 1937.
(C) Walsall Local History Centre
During the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 Basque child refugees arrived in Britain – here's the story of the women who helped rescue them.
Staff from The Age protest Fairfax Media cuts in May.
AAP Image/Joe Castro
Imposing local content levies on Facebook and Google to help fund public interest journalism would take Australia towards a more European model of media regulation.
Journalism is changing - unis need to adapt courses to reflect this.
It's time to think more broadly about the work that journalists do.
History does not look kindly on hearings behind closed doors.
Culture depends on the conversations between artists and critics, audiences and researchers.
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Fairfax's plans to reduce arts coverage as part of 125 jobs to go put Australia's cultural enterprise in jeopardy.
Mark Colvin spent nearly two decades presenting the ABC’s PM program.
Friend and colleague Jim Middleton pays tribute to legendary ABC journalist Mark Colvin, who has died aged 65.
Journalists read through the budget papers in the lock-up - but by then, many of the government’s key initiative had already been selectively leaked.
Successive governments have come to see the potential political gain in selectively leaking details of the budget before the big night.
With every round of redundancies, significant questions arise around the long-term viability of mainstream news media in Australia.
There is lingering anger among journalists made redundant that expertise and experience seem to have become disposable assets in newsrooms.
Fairfax Media journalists are on a week-long strike in response to the company’s latest round of staff cuts.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.
Press freedom is being undermined by the global trend towards mass surveillance and data retention.
On World Press Freedom Day, we must deal with the threat data collection and surveillance poses to journalism.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
Tim Karr/Free Press
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Wikipedia has earned our trust. Now its founder proposes an innovative assault on fake news with Wikitribune.
South Africa’s media landscape has changed fundamentally.
The growth of new, vibrant, independent media sites and projects in South Africa have challenged conceptions of what a newsroom is. On limited budgets, some even fare better than mainstream media.
Prominent banker Harrison Young has been appointed chairman of The Conversation. Young is a director of the Commonwealth Bank and was previously chairman of the NBN co limited.
On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students.
Facebook has agreed to remove 85% of content to respect Pakistan crusade against 'blasphemy', leading the way to a whole new era of censorship on freedom of thought.
A bust of newspaper magnate Joseph Pulitzer looks on as reporters look through a box containing the announcements of the 1996 Pulitzer Prizes at Columbia University.
AP Photo/Wally Santana
U.S. journalism has long championed an allegiance to cold objectivity. But one researcher analyzed Pulitzer Prize-winning stories from the past 20 years and found that they’re suffused with emotion.
German journalist and novelist Theodor Fontane.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Clinton has a cup of coffee with newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin in April 1992. Breslin died on March 19.
Stephan Savoia/AP Photo
After the death of legendary New York Daily News columnist Jimmy Breslin, some have lamented the end of blue-collar journalism. But in today's media environment, Breslin's approach might not be enough.
In the rush to compete, news organisations can still make basic errors. They need to remember the lessons of the past.