Tag : media

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

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“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

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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

You Are What You Read

2 years ago / 0 comments

Rabaeeh Moeen looks at the US election and questions the media’s role in it. How much of an influence does it have? And more importantly, is it a decisive one? The media plays a role in our perceptions. Of course it does, it’s how we consume the majority of our … Read More

A Branson pickle! Students complain of “appalling” Virgin Media broadband in Hyde Park

2 years ago / 0 comments

Tell my wi-fi miss her… The Gryphon has received a number of complaints from students living in the Hyde Park area about poor Virgin Media broadband service, a problem which seems to have been recurring for over a year now, with many customers trying to claim money back. Oliver Howarth, … Read More

Transforming the Media…

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Gryphon explores transgender representation in the media and the work that still needs to be done. Before the sixties, few, if any, films had been made about transgender people. However, with the recent release of Hollywood blockbuster, The Danish Girl, various fictional and documentary television shows, and the reality … Read More

12 Days of Christmas Cheer

3 years ago / 0 comments

Short days and long nights and an incessant battle against wind and rain. In addition to our own personal ‘winter slump’, terrible and pessimistic news has been reverberating around the world in the last few weeks. The Gryphon pays attention to some alternative news, with twelve stories illustrating that good … Read More

Islamophobia: what can you do about it?

3 years ago / 0 comments

A phrase that is still underlined with red dots when you type it in on Word, Islamophobia is still very much in its beginner phase of becoming a well-known and understood phenomenon. Following reports of the Aubervilliers teacher fabricating his attack, The Gryphon explores the growing levels of Islamophobia across the … Read More

Every Single Word: the Representation of Minorities On-Screen

3 years ago / 0 comments

In the media, there is a distinct lack of coverage of and appreciation for Black Minority Ethnic individuals who positively contribute to our society. The Gryphon explores the underrepresentation of BME individuals in the media today. Each year, The Guardian put together the Media Guardian 100: a list designed to … Read More