‘THE AGE’ STRIKE, EXPERT COMMENTARY AND THE FUTURE OF JOURNALISM

Recently, journalists at The Age went on strike for a week in protest at yet another large cut in staff numbers, claiming that independent journalism was at great risk if this cutting continued.  Though I sympathise and value some of The Age journalists, particularly the commentators and analysts, I’m afraid they are like people promoting sailing ships when steamships arrived.  The time of newspapers is over.  Let me explain.Read More »

UNIVERSITIES ARE LOSING OUT IN THE EDUCATION INDUSTRY

As a former university Professor I hate to say it, but universities are being outcompeted on education in terms of teaching and learning.  Like sailing ships before steam, like publishing before the internet, hamstrung by their philosophy and methodology, they are blind as the new education industry expands rapidly all around them.  Their future is limited, but they don’t seem to see it yet.Read More »