Updating news online at word worlds

A new page has been developed at Word Worlds. Check it out here.

(c) Ian Britton – FreeFoto.com

You will find links to:

  • links to newspapers,
  • online broadcasters, &;
  • other online sites that contain current affairs/ policy information.

You can also explore the journalism/blogging debate and find informative links to the conflict between old & new media.

Follow the discussion on Gruen Planet and watch the amazing Guardian advertisement using the three little pigs.

We would love any suggestions for other good links to add the page.

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Are You Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?

The ABC Tasmania is supporting The National Year of Reading and searching for a reader, aged 8 to 12, who participates in reading with enthusiasm and perserverance…are you Tasmania’s Reading Role Model?  This link gives you all the details and allows you to submit your entry on-line.

Submit by 5pm, Monday August 6

Tasmania’s selected role model and a parent will travel from Tasmania on Friday 24 August.

“On Saturday August 25 they will be whisked off for visits to two of Melbourne’s must-visit family experiences Scienceworks, where there is the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, and the National Sports Museum.

In the afternoon our young readers will be guests of honour at The Reading Hour event in Federation Square, meeting and mingling with some of their favourite authors as well as ABC 3 stars Kane and Amberley.

We aren’t looking for the best reader, we are looking for a young person whose enthusiasm for, participation in and perserverance with reading sets them apart.” from the website

Think about nominating yourself or others for this wonderful opportunity!

Heywire

ABC Heywire Competition

Heywire calling all 10, 11 and 12 students from rural and regional Australia.

The HEYWIRE competition is now open to people aged 16 – 22, to submit a story about life in Australia outside the major cities.

 Write a story, record an audio piece, edit together a video or snap a picture. Upload it to the site, and you might be jumping on a plane in February for a week that you’ll never forget!

That’s us…

See the website for details.

You can enter now.

Every year 40 winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the Heywire Regional Youth Summit, held in February at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Participants, debate and workshop issues with industry and ABC mentors, brunch with politicians, tour the War Memorial, learn leadership skills and attend a reception in their honour at Parliament House.