Video didn’t kill the radio star – she’s hosting a podcast — The University of Wollongong

Tweet Are we in the midst of a podcasting revolution? Mikael Nyberg, CC BY-NC-NDPodcasters P.J. Vogt, host of Reply All, and Starlee Kine, host of Mystery Show, addressed sold-out sessions at the Sydney Writers’ Festival last month, riding the wave of popularity engendered by Serial, the 2014 US true crime podcast series whose 100 million downloads… ...

Interesting Final Projects from BCM240

Tweet As it does, time has gotten away from me and it is now less than a fortnight before semester 1, 2016 (the Autumn session) gets underway at UOW. Here I am, tying up some loose ends from last session’s subjects. I’m always quietly amazed by the creativity and tenacity of our students. We give ...

BCM240: Presenting Your Digital Storytelling

BCM240: Presenting Your Digital Storytelling
Tweet This week, develop a step-by-step guide (day by day if you must) to complete your project. Are you partying on Saturday, and thus will lose Sunday? Then set aside Friday to finish. Before you do, and for your reflection, I’m asking this question: What is at stake in your writing? For context, it comes from ...

BCM240: Developing the Research Project

BCM240: Developing the Research Project
Tweet I’m aware some students still feel lost in the final assessment task. That’s okay, there is plenty of time and part of the whole point of the project is for you to show that you’re finding your own way. If you get to things a little later than you might hope, so be it ...

BCM240: Wks 10-13 – Research Project 3

BCM240: Wks 10-13 - Research Project
Tweet In the remaining weeks of session, we are working on the third assessment task – the digital research project. Here’s an outline: design, implement and evaluate a small [digital storytelling] project communicating something about how media practice is spatial in nature that demonstrates familiarity with some research in the area and demonstrates that you ...

BCM240 Week 9: Them’s the Rules

BCM240 Week 9: Them's the Rules
Tweet This week in BCM240 we’re thinking about how media audiences are regulated, or regulate themselves. The term ‘media dinosaurs’ comes up in at least one of the readings, because one of the ways in which regulations on media usage have been imposed is by older forms of media seeking to impose controls – through courts ...

BCM240 Week 8: Attention Please

BCM240 Week 8: Attention Please
Tweet It’s unlikely measuring audiences was ever really easy, but nowadays it’s harder to imagine that it is even possible. What Google points out in their report The New Multi-Screen World is that audiences are scattered, shattered, and probably not paying attention. The report notes that “context drives device choice”, where ‘context’ includes: time goal ...

BCM240 Week 6: Public Media and Media in Public

BCM240 Week 6: Public Media and Media in Public
Tweet Introduction We’re taking a swift turn out of the home media environments of early weeks and moving past the strange spaces of cinemas from week 5 to look at how TVs operate in public spaces. At the same time, we want students to think about the ‘rules’ around public use of private media like ...

BCM240 Week 5: Cinema 5

BCM240 Week 5: Cinema
Tweet The cinema can be a strange location. It’s one where we go to enjoy movies either alone or with people we know, and yet those clearly aren’t the only people there. The cinema only works as a business because it can cater to dozens or hundreds at once. It works for the big screen, ...

BCM240 Week 4

Tweet Last week, I foreshadowed Kate’s phrasing about the arrival of the NBN into people’s homes with a clip from The Aunty Jack Show about the arrival of colour TV. Here it is: I really like the parallels between how Aunty Jack says “it’s at Corrimal South!” and Kate and Sue talked about the NBN ...