AUSTRALIAN financial journalist Mark Smith has spoken out about how his job in a major newspaper is now more important than ever.
“I feel like I’m a new kid in the school of journalism.
I’ve been in this for 10 years.
I haven’t done any of the training,” he told AAP.
Mr Smith, who has covered the national and international news, says he’s still learning the ropes and said he’d rather spend his time doing more journalism than teaching.
He says he has been “on a rollercoaster ride” over the last year as he learned about the technology and the psychology of internet addiction.
For example, he says he had no idea the word “online” existed when he first started his job.
I don’t know what that is.
It’s such a big part of our lives now.
The word online came up a lot when I was going through my work, he said.
It’s such an important word.
I can’t really think of another word.
If I were to start over, I’d just have to learn the new word online, he added.
Online education is being touted as a new way to teach psychology and online education is one of the major themes in the launch of the National Psychology Survey (NPS) last week.
But Mr Smith says the technology is already so entrenched, he would have to be in the right state or country to be able to use it.
There’s an expectation that you have to go to a place, which I haven [been] doing my whole life, to learn it.
I feel like there’s no way to get away from that.
And if I can do that, I would be able [to] do that for a long time to come, he told the ABC.
My focus now is going to be on my work and my clients.
I don’t think it will be for many years, he conceded.
What is psychology?
Psychology refers to the study of the mind and its interactions with the world around us.
People can use the term online, social media, or anything else, to describe a specific form of information, but there are a number of different kinds of psychology, from psychological observation, to social psychology, to developmental psychology, and more.
We are all exposed to a lot of information online, but it’s not all about online.
There’s lots of other stuff happening as well.
The way the internet is designed, it creates the impression that it is all about us and not about the world.
You’re probably just going to have a conversation with a friend or two, but that’s just a reflection of how many people are there.
So you’re actually just connecting with them through a web page or an app or whatever.
They may have a chat with you in person, but they may not have a phone number or anything like that.
They’re going to see that you’re online, and they’re going for that conversation.
Many people have had a hard time with the word online.
On one hand, it seems to be a bad word.
On the other hand, the term has become an easy one to say, and it’s also a good one to describe the internet, Mr Smith said.