News website for kids. Just months after Australia's first and only children's newspaper Crinkling News folded, News Corp has launched its own children's national news website. The free website was rolled out as a pilot in Victorian schools last year, and News Corp said yesterday in a statement it had been a successful tool for teachers and students. Content is linked to the national curriculum and colour-coded by reading age. Former Herald Sun associate editor Toni Hetherington will oversee the site with the new title of National Education Publisher.

The road to Raqqa. The ABC's Middle East correspondent Matt Brown has taken us behind the scenes of his and cameraman Aaron Hollett's recent trip to Raqqa for Four Corners in a piece for the ABC website. They have recounting how they made the journey and some of what they experienced: