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Riding a wave of popularity

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 12

The surf lifesaving movement sowed the seeds of its own decline in influence over Australia’s beaches when it invited American and Hawaiian lifeguards to compete in a Torquay carnival in 1956.

Toddlers and tablets: Parents' techno-guilt

Thursday, 11 December 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 12

ECU researcher Dr Donell Holloway considers the growing trend of parents who use their touch screen devices to entertain their young children and the techno-guilt associated with this practice.

Technology and toys this Christmas

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 12

Choosing the right game for the kids to open on Christmas morning can be a daunting task for parents, but ECU’s gaming expert has some advice on what’s hot and what's not in 2014.

Inside Bangladesh

Thursday, 04 December 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 12

Since 2006, groups of ECU Photomedia students have visited Bangladesh, immersing themselves in the history and culture of the country, meeting new people and uncovering unique stories.

The media and Ebola

Thursday, 27 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

The media have a vital role when reporting on infectious diseases such as Ebola, especially regarding informing people with evidence-based facts as it lessens fear and stigma.

Journalism and broadcasting students win at national awards

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

Journalism and broadcasting students have again been successful at the Ossie Awards recognising the best tertiary student journalists, held at the University of Technology in Sydney.

New direction for film funding

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

Despite the continued popularity of movies, producers are facing increasing obstacles in getting their independent films financed and distributed. But one filmmaker has the answer.

Book Launch

Friday, 14 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology and Communications > 2014 > 11

CREATEC invites staff and the community to the launch of three new books written by researchers from the School of Communications and Arts.

Broadcasting careers begin

Friday, 14 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

Five graduating students from ECU’s Graduate Diploma of Broadcasting are off to Sydney next year to kick off their broadcasting careers.

Pitching to the pros

Thursday, 13 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

An idea for a TV show about three mates who steal grass trees and sell them on the black market will land one lucky WA student in a room full of film executives who could make his idea a reality.

BROOD - Contemporary Fashion Graduate Show 2014

Monday, 10 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 11

Contemporary Fashion graduate students will present their work to the public in exhibition and on live models at 'BROOD' on Friday, 12 December.

Research grant to keep kids safe online

Wednesday, 05 November 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 10

Research investigating how to best keep young children safe online has been awarded a $365,000 Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project grant.

Graduates set to Flourish!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 10

The 2014 School of Communication and Arts graduation show is almost here.

Perth's isolation breeds musical success

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 10

Research has confirmed what many industry insiders have long suspected: Perth’s isolation was a critical factor in the rise and rise of the indie/pop rock scene.

Kids and smartphones - what's the risk?

Monday, 27 October 2014 Schools > Communications and Arts > News and events > School of Communications and Arts > 2014 > 10

A new European study examining the risks in children using smartphones is a warning for Australian parents.

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