Brisbane Central by the booths, and the “Shy Tory Factor”

Written by Terry Flew on March 27, 2012

As discussed in my previous post, I am going to take a closer look at the booth counts for the inner Brisbane electorate of Brisbane Central in the recent Queensland state election.

The electorate runs from the Brisbane CBD along the Brisbane River to New Farm and Newstead on the east, goes to affluent Windsor in the north, and runs out to Newmarket and Kelvin Grove on the west. It includes such iconic inner Brisbane suburbs as Fortitude Valley, Spring

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Is the inner city becoming more conservative?

Written by Terry Flew on March 26, 2012

With the Liberal National Party landslide win in the March 24 Queensland state election, where the number of Australian Labor Party (ALP)-held seats in greater Brisbane went from 34 to 5, there is much talk of the sorts of unexpected seats no in LNP hands. Its certainly news that Ipswich and Logan are now held by the LNP, as well as every electorate north of the Brisbane River.

The idea that the outer suburban electorates in Brisbane are prone to

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Journalism as Social Networking

Written by Terry Flew on April 6, 2010

This paper by Jason Wilson and myself has been published in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Vol. 11 no. 2, April 2010. The abstract is below:

The increasing prevalence of new media technologies and the rise of citizen journalism have coincided with a crisis in industrial journalism — as the figure of the ‘journalist as hero’ is fading, new media forms have facilitated the production of news content ‘from below’ by citizens and ‘pro-am’ journalists. Participation in an action-research project run

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