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‘Rupert Murdoch’s looming hunger for power is a threat to democracy’ (porter). Chilling insight or conspiracy theory?’

| April 5, 2015

Introduction It will forever be seen as the moment when the sun set on the Murdoch empire and when democracy in Britain, at the eleventh hour, avoided committing suicide and stood proudly again. The sight of the House of Commons unanimously rejecting Rupert Murdoch and News International, in whose thrall they had been since the […]

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New Media Audiences and Technologies

| April 5, 2015

Introduction and Aims New technologies are a poisoned chalice for newspaper journalists and their audiences: at once equipping journalists with the resources they need to compete in the 21st century but at the same time threatening their very survival and forcing newspaper insiders to contemplate what Robert Rosenthal, the former Managing Editor of the San […]

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“Self regulation is the ‘least worst’ system of regulation in a democratic environment” (quoted in Fenton), Discuss.

| April 5, 2015

Introduction The findings of the last major inquiry into the press, commissioned by the House of Commons in the 2006-07 session (DCMS, 2007) after media invasions of Kate Middleton’s privacy and the imprisonment for phone hacking of Clive Goodman, the former Royal Editor of the News of the World, is ample evidence that Philips, Couldry […]

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Does the Daily Mail Hate Women or Love Them? Answer with Reference to the Paper’s Recent Content

| April 2, 2015

Abstract A study of the content of the Daily Mail, examining whether it is anti-women. While circulation figures and content suggest the paper is successfully targeted at women, many critics have been vocal in saying that the paper is misogynistic and encourages self-hatred in women. A number of the paper’s articles are discussed in terms […]

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The Indexical Nature of Photography

The Indexical Nature of Photography

| March 18, 2015

The aim o this essay would be to expatiate on my understanding of the indexical nature of the photograph. I will start by explaining what photography is in general and how it may impact an individual’s perception of a photograph. Photography is derived from Greek, where it means ‘drawing or writing with light’. It is […]

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Human rights and press speech freedom

| March 14, 2015

The aim of the present research is to investigate how the presence of civil societies such as Human Rights Groups has helped improve the freedom of the press across Africa. I will investigate the difference in the democratic circumstances of the countries who embrace these groups and those who would rather ‘co-opt or muzzle them’, […]

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Investigative Journalism – Libel Actions and Coalition Government Reforms

Investigative Journalism – Libel Actions and Coalition Government Reforms

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Abstract Investigative journalism is an important part of the international media and the lives of ordinary people, reporters involved with this type of work present important and highly valuable information to the public. This paper talks about investigative journalism and the risks and implications that result from it. When an organization or individual feels attacked […]

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Free Journalism Essay: Media Audience

Free Journalism Essay: Media Audience

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

New technologies are a poisoned chalice for newspaper journalists and their audiences: at once equipping journalists with the resources they need to compete in the 21st century but at the same time threatening their very survival and forcing newspaper insiders to contemplate what Robert Rosenthal, the former Managing Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, called: “the greatest upheaval our industry and the institution of journalism has ever faced” (Beckett 2008, p.9). I have chosen newspapers as the basis of my inquiry into new technologies because it is a medium which some have observed to be in terminal decline due to flat lining circulations (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development 2010), merciless redundancies (Beckett 2008, p.27) and of course the rise of online journalism and new technologies (Bardoel 1999, p.379), one aspect of which is User Generated Content such as Youtube or Twitter where the audience is both a user and a producer of content (Birdsall 2007, p.1284). Web 2.0 technology has forced many commentators to reassess the ways in which both audience and audiences are understood (Nightingale 2011, p.7).

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Free Media Essay: Mobile TV – Has its time come?

Free Media Essay: Mobile TV – Has its time come?

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mobile TV: Has its time come? The first mobile television was a pocket sized device with a 2-inch Cathode Ray Tube screen called Microvision or MTV-1. The device retailed at a price of £100 was sold to the public in January, 1977. The first mobile TV was developed over a period of 10 years with […]

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Free Media Essay: James Bond

Free Media Essay: James Bond

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

 “Pussy Galore”, “Honey Rider”, “Plenty O’Toole”, “Xenia Onatoppe”, “Octopussy” and “Solitaire”: All of these names have something in common in that they are all the provocative names of James Bond girls and symbols of an extreme form of the “Male Gaze” as coined by Laura Mulvey: the passive recipients of a specifically male gaze embodied […]

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Free Masters Journalism Assignment: Rupert Murdoch and Democracy

Free Masters Journalism Assignment: Rupert Murdoch and Democracy

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

‘Rupert Murdoch’s looming hunger for power is a threat to democracy’ (porter). Chilling insight or conspiracy theory?’

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Free Journalism Essay: Technology and Journalism

Free Journalism Essay: Technology and Journalism

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

New technologies are a poisoned chalice for journalists: at once equipping them with the resources they need to compete in the 21st century but at the same time threatening their very survival and forcing newspaper insiders to contemplate what Robert Rosenthal, the former Managing Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, called: “the greatest upheaval our […]

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