Data from the new Australian Digital News Report shows that most people prefer to get their digital news in text format. This won't surprise anyone who…
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The Unwilled Writer Part 2Students can now generate plausible essays for a less than a cent with the click of a button. How do teachers deal with that? Something has to change…
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The Unwilled Writer, part 1GPT-3, an AI which knows how to write - but not what it is writing - has had a profound impact on me. It feels like coming face to face with the English…
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The rise of machine models with advanced language skills is set to up-end professional work, with a big impact on news media. If you don't believe it…
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Get bored, get brave: Tim Duggan on making ideas betterJournalist, entrepreneur and author Tim Duggan knows that everyone is creative, only they have some pretty messed up ideas about ideas. In his new book…
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The same kind of analysis that has seen The Economist rank nations by the cost of Big Mac burgers shows that publication itself varies by more than 300…
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Gideon Haigh on the longest form of journalismIf you’re a cricket fan, you will be familiar with Gideon Haigh’s writing, but that’s far from his only area of activity. Haigh has become a specialist…
Where fact and melody collideNews music is not often discussed, but it is important in branding, grabbing attention, and setting an emotional atmosphere. Dutch journalist Victor…
Keep calm and make a plan: Sarah Bristow on news directingSarah Bristow is the News Director at Discovery in New Zealand: she's a powerful combination of directness and acute broadcast audience understanding.
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It’s wet. It’s so wet, it’s hard to remember what dry is like. As with much of New South Wales, it’s been raining here for what seems to be several…
On assignment in Australia: Bill GrueskinIt is a measure of how significant the Australian News Media Bargaining Code is as an international precedent that someone like Grueskin has turned up…
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Paul Henry on being dislikedPaul Henry is offensive to many, and that's the way he likes it. Certainly, that's one of the reasons he has built such a successful career in…