Simpsons DOHmination

The Simpsons have been on air for over 25 years. However their reign as the longest running animated series doesn’t just cover the silver screen but also various other platforms, enabling fans of the show to get enthralled and discover more new things about the Simpsons universe. With each addition, the phenomenon expands – this … More Simpsons DOHmination

Media Panics or Media Overreactions?

A prominent ‘media panic’ in society today is the sexualisation of children in the media. Images such as the example below have many worried that due to today’s exposure to the media, children are growing up too fast. This raises issues about the representation of children, art & pornography, censorship and the concept of childhood. However it … More Media Panics or Media Overreactions?

Oh, How The Tables Have Turned – From Audience to Participants

This week’s lecture made it clear that social media has no doubt changed the way people see and interact with their world. It has changed the role of the passive consumer, as Jay Rosen said, “formerly known as the audience”, to an active producer of content that has the potential to be more newsworthy and … More Oh, How The Tables Have Turned – From Audience to Participants