It is late December and as I’ve done for several years I’ve been reviewing what I’ve achieved throughout the past year. For a year that has been difficult personally for many I know (and with the loss of so many important icons), I have to admit I’m looking forward to waving goodbye to 2016 in a few days. However, it has been a good year in other … [Read more...] about 2016 in Review
This week I was invited to share insights from my PhD research at the UTAS School of Social Sciences Work in Progress day. My PhD project looks at how social media texts produced by members of the public have impacted journalistic practice within the context of crisis reporting. To do this I analysed how social media texts were used as news sources in newspaper … [Read more...] about Research snapshot: Social media in crisis reporting
This month Strawberry Communications turns 10. I had been freelancing on and off for six years before I started working for myself full time, but once my eldest son was born I knew I didn’t want to be working for someone else five days a week. My work experience and entrepreneurial spirit drove me to go it alone and I registered the business in October 2006. My … [Read more...] about A Decade in Business: Reflection and Refocus
As a writer I thrive on the opportunity to spend extended periods of time with others who love words as much as I do. It’s a real treat to occasionally be able to immerse myself in all things writing and be surrounded by others who feel the same. My recent trip to Melbourne for the National Writers’ Conference was a chance to do just that – and spend some time with … [Read more...] about What do a girls’ weekend away and writing have in common?
Like so many others I like to start each new year by thinking about what I’d like to achieve in the next 12 months. I always have a list of goals, which span personal and professional aspirations. For the past few years I’ve set myself a word as the theme for year, with each goal radiating from that one idea. My word for this year is “knowledge”. A friend pointed … [Read more...] about The Pursuit of Knowledge