While traditional journalism continues to change with advancing technology, the recent popularity of the podcast ‘Serial’ has seen podcasts and audio journalism develop as one of the most powerful mediums in contemporary convergent journalism.
“It’s either a love or a hate. There’s nothing in the middle. People come up to you, and either say, ‘I love your hair so much’, or else you’ll be walking down the street, and people will be yelling out crazy abuse at you.”
After dyeing her hair a different colour, every six months, for most of her life, 34 year-old, Renee Middlemost, loves her current shade of red. “Red has been the longest-term commitment I’ve had,” she joked. “Nearly two years. I know – it’s a long relationship.”
“I don’t understand why other people aren’t as respectful,” 34 year-old Renee Middlemost explained.
SBS Managing Director, Michael Ebeid, and Director of Sport, Ken Shipp, stated that McIntyre had breached the station’s Code of Conduct and social media policy, Ebeid describing the tweets as “inappropriate and disrespectful”.
Monash University researcher Dr Louise North, has revealed that gender bias and sexual harassment is still a problem. In North’s study, of the 577 women surveyed, 57.3% has experienced “objectionable remarks or behaviour from a male colleague or manager in a senior position,” and of these women 87.2% decided not to report the incidents out of “fear of victimisation” or that “there are no benefits in doing so”.