Tag Archives: media

‘Mind your own’ – social media and our heads

My head has been aching recently. Physically and metaphorically. The weight of being a millennial with an iPhone has been growing heavier, powered by stress and being generally unwell over the last few months. First world problems, right?

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Defamation: civil law suits and big names

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Defamation can be defined as the communication of a false and publicised statement which harms an individual or organisation’s reputation, making them an object of ridicule or making others believe that they are unable to do their job correctly. Statements of a defamatory nature, once published in ‘permanent form’, are considered libellous, as opposed to slanderous which covers vocal statements allowing negative opinions to be formed.

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News curation – Storify

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Screenshot from my Storify page

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

Storify was a completely new concept to me when I was instructed to use it for my assignment. When I first logged into the website, I was confused by the layout: the way users have the option to comment on each separate paragraph of text and being able to import items from Twitter, Facebook and the internet is something I wasn’t aware I could do online.

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Obsessive Compulsive Dieting – the media’s fixation with weight

 

This blog post was written as part of a university project.

The festive season is over, and the month of gluttony has nearly passed. As the New Year approaches, so do the accompaniments of resolutions and pressure to change. Promises of ‘healthy eating’ and a surge in gym memberships across the UK are inevitable as January rolls around, due to a combination of festive binging and the powerful influence of a ruthless media.

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