Journalism comes in many forms but has the same aim: to bring attention to the stories and issues in society. Censorship impacts on storytelling. I talked to four aspiring journalists about how their chosen field could be impacted by this suppression of information. “People should be able to say what they feel…” Riley Jones wants … More Censorship In Journalism
Technology has evolved, changing how we receive news and information as well as who can create it. In order to keep up with the transformation of journalism, legacy media will need to consider how their audience prefers to consume content and whether or not to evolve or become irrelevant. Mashable reports that social media is taking over … More The Changing Landscape of Journalism
On the 12th of April 2015, Freddie Gray was arrested for allegedly having possession of a switchblade. A week later he was dead. His death was attributed to a spinal cord injury sustained whilst in police custody. On the evening of his funeral, the city of Baltimore expressed their grief and anger towards the ongoing … More Only Half the Picture – The Baltimore Riots
This week’s lecture at times was a hard concept to grasp but what I did come away with was the idea of transformation in regards to giving life and personality to an inanimate object. I tried my hand at making a stop motion video, depicting a little Lego garbage man simply going about his job. When … More The Story of a Lego Garbage Man
We live in an age where the majority of the world’s population has access to some kind of telecommunication with the outside would. As a result, the world has become a smaller world where the happenings on the other side of the globe can be made known in an instant. Media platforms such as Twitter give … More Consumer is the New Producer
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
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?