Croakey is a social journalism project that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy via social media platforms and the web.
Croakey is jointly funded by the Walkley Grants for Innovation in Journalism and VicHealth in addition to other health focused organisations. Croakey articles, tweets and blogs are archived by the National Library of Australia.
This week, Bree Knoester has been asked to be the guest reporter for Croakey and will be contributing content via the croakey.org website and using the Croakey twitter account @WePublicHealth. This innovative style of journalism tests the use of a rotated curated Twitter account (this is the concept of rotating the spokesperson on a broad scoped social media account) as a new model for citizen journalism with a public health focus.
Bree will be investigating and reporting on the connection between our environment and our health – and how this often intersects with the law. Bree’s focus will be threefold:
1. Regional Victoria – fires, floods and dust – the effect on our population
2. Occupational hazards – why work can be bad for our health
3. The global environment – toxic torts and Big Business
The Croakey twitter feed has over 14,500 followers and is regarded by those in the area of journalism, health and medicine as “compulsory reading for influencers and observers in health and medicine in Australia and internationally.”