Portrait of Sean Rintel

Sean Rintel

Senior Principal Researcher

Old tech journalism

From 2011 to 2014, while I worked in The University of Queensland’s School of Journalism and Communication, I published quite a few short tech journalism pieces, mainly in The Conversation (opens in new tab). The Conversation is a not-for-profit online news site in which researchers write their takes about current issues or explain their research to the public.

As they say:

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public.

Access to independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to allow for better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversations.

I explored or commented on a wide range of topics, some of which also coincided with my work as a digital rights advocate.