#CSG pilot project winds up: @stephaniedale22 reports

By Stephanie Dale No Fibs CSG editor The pilot No Fibs CSG citizen journalism project is winding up. It’s been an absolutely wonderful project to be involved in – in just four weeks we’ve harnessed the talents of 13 new citizen journalists and triggered the interest of many more. We’ve introduced new writers and showcased new voices in the public news arena. We’ve claimed news space in a highly competitive field, sparking the attention of mainstream news media with CJ Mark Anning‘s piece exposing former Workplace Relations Minister and ABC commentator Peter Reith’s conflicts of interest in the CSG debate. We’ve inspired citizens with no prior writing experience to tap […]

Queensland knows what QGC are not, so what the fraccing hell are they? Story seeking CJ @stephaniedale22

Commercial television networks in south-east Queensland have been screening a series of advertisements from 2011 through to last weekend, for a company announcing: 1. the creation of employment in the region (despite not being an employment agency), 2. a boost to the economy (despite not being the Treasury), 3. and the injection of millions of dollars into community causes (despite not being a charity). The company behind the commercials is QGC. Amongst the onscreen text at the tail-end of the ad, and nowhere to be found on the QGC home page, is the correct term for QGC’s main form of business: coal seam gas or ‘CSG’. After clicking on the […]