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The technical side of online news – bigger, better, faster

These days, online news is seen as a source people around the world can use to access information regarding what is going on in the world around them. Overtime web technology has developed extensively through layout, digital images and areas of interest.

Most online news sites are now designed to reach out to a larger target audience. Advancements in web technology have allowed journalists to retrieve relevant information more efficiently in meeting their deadlines.

Kelsi Thomson, a second year journalism student from Griffith University believes online news sites have ‘developed at a rapid pace’. This is evident through techniques websites now use to engage their audience such as article feedback and poll voting.


Hope for Zimbabwe as Morgan Tsvangirai continues to fight

Losing a loved one is hard enough. Losing the love of your life is the hardest. Ask anyone and they would tell you that Morgan Tsvangirai (Prime Minister of Zimbabwe) has already been through enough. But to lose your wife at such a critical time in your political career would simply make life unbearable. But as the New York Times expressed on March 6th, 2009, Morgan will continue the work he has begun because he believes it is what his wife Susan would have wanted.

Susan Tsvangirai was a woman of such composure, patience, grace, compassion. A wife, a daughter, a mother, a friend. For over three decades she stuck by Morgans side to give him the support and encouragement that he so desperately needed. There were no obligations. During the Zimbabwe elections last year in April 2008 when times were the hardest she and the children could have left. There lives were at risk. But she didn’t. She was willing to endure the pain and suffering in order so that one day Zimbabwe as  nation would be able to unite as one. That is true love right there. That is not only respect for your husband but respect for your country. A heart that longs to see change.

As we mourn the loss of such an amazing and inspirational woman we will continue to hope for change and believe that Zimbabwe will be revived and everything replaced that has been lost in that country. May we see Zimbabwe rise up to show the world that what once was considered hopeless, can have hope once again.