Tag : media

LUU Societies Coming Up Trumps

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With over 300 societies, Leeds University Union caters to every need. Whether you want to find a new hobby, get involved in your subject, connect with your cultural or religious group, or even raise money, Freshers’ Week is the perfect time to find a society with a place for you. … Read More

Bad News: Learning To Resist The Fake

6 months ago / 0 comments

Can you take on the role of fake news-monger, ‘[d]rop all pretense of ethics and choose the path that builds your persona as an unscrupulous media magnate’? If so, you should definitely check out Bad News. If not, still do! Developed by Cambridge Social Decision-Making Lab and media literacy group … Read More

An Expected End for NME

6 months ago / 0 comments

Iconic music magazine NME ended its print run last week, after sixty-six years of publication. The move came after the publication’s dwindling circulation numbers saw its shift from a paid title to free magazine in 2015. Yet, despite the magazine costing nothing to the consumer, its popularity did not improve, … Read More

Carrie Gracie: A Hero Vilified

8 months ago / 0 comments

"My case is just an example of a bigger problem" - former BBC China editor Carrie Gracie gives evidence to MPs about equal pay https://t.co/kExvCXAsjQ pic.twitter.com/Jd2eGLWQZj— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) January 31, 2018 She is a greedy, avaricious, money-grabbing opportunist ready to rinse the tax-payer of every penny she can ... Read More

The Emoji React, The Post-Modern and Journalism

8 months ago / 0 comments

You are engaging in conversation against a backdrop of a constantly shifting societal landscape. Epithetical headlines zoom before your eyes; you grimace, smile, weep, frown in frustration or laugh at the day’s cherry-picked events. You return to a superficial, faceless conversation with a friend, loved one, or acquaintance. This is … Read More

Stephen Paddock is a terrorist- so why are we hesitating?    

12 months ago / 0 comments

  On the night of October 1st, Las Vegas witnessed the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, as 64-year- old Stephen Paddock from Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on a music festival in Las Vegas, resulting in at least 59 fatalities and over 500 injuries. Nevada state law asserts that an … Read More

News Round Up

1 year ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon Wins Best Media Society at NSA 2017 The Gryphon was voted the ‘Best Media Society’ at this year’s National Societies Awards.  The ceremony, which took place in the Crowne Plaza in Nottingham, saw The Gryphon receive the accolade as a society that has ‘consistently across the year delivered the best media … Read More

If you want to win the youth vote, you’ve got to speak their language

1 year ago / 0 comments

“Children are to be seen and not heard”, so goes the idiom. And so goes the Tory party’s strategy towards young voters as well, according to their 2017 election campaign. If the Tories want to know why they so categorically failed to gain their predicted landslide, then the party needs … Read More

The ‘Micky Mouse’ degree: media degrees deserve more credit

1 year ago / 0 comments

Amidst the plethora of essays that I’m currently working on (supposed to working on, anyway), it is difficult to take out time to pen down something. Yes, let us go back to the time when writing was romanticized by the traditions of pen and paper – a writer can dream! I … Read More

Manchester Arena attack: a dark day for journalism

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‘Terror carnage’, ‘massacre’ – some of the headlines splashed across Britain’s front pages today after an explosion last night killed at least 22 people at Manchester Arena. Several newspapers featured the photograph of an injured young woman being helped from the arena by police officers. Another told of ‘desperate parents’ … Read More