'Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.' George Orwell

Representing women / Tulisa

The Guardian’s Lost in Showbiz blog has an excellent post on Tulisa and the media’s (the tabloid press’, really) representations of women. Within the story there is also a lot of mention of ‘chavs’, invariably raising issues of class. All very useful stuff for AS media students.


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Posted: June 7, 2013

The Leveson inquiry into press ethics

If you’re not sure where to start The Guardian has a guide to the essentials of the Leveson inquiry (and much more if you follow the associated links).

And if you’re feeling more up-to-date with the issues New Statesman has an opinion article on press ethics well worth a read.

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Posted: November 29, 2012

Sexist, but why?

Newspaper front covers are sexist, according to research reported on the Guardian website.

The question is, do these covers amount to evidence of a sexist industry or do they reflect a sexist society? Or both?

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Posted: October 14, 2012

Sherlock – The Times

Feature articles in newspapers, especially the quality press supplement magazines, are one way of promoting TV crime drama.

When you’ve clicked on the thumbnail to get the bigger version you can drag that large version onto a new tab to see the readable version.

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Posted: March 26, 2012

I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff…

The Guardian has a new advertising campaign, intended to highlight the role of newsgathering organisations in the context of global, multi-platform, participatory and on-demand media. Being a print newspaper is not enough these days.

The advertisement is very silly, and eventually makes stereotypical use of those poor pigs. It’s worth considering for its other representations.

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Posted: February 29, 2012