The Missing Women at the Oscars

In the last 20 years only one female director has won the ‘Best Picture’ Oscar award. Does this mean male directors are better or is it simply sexism? According to a website by Shehroz S. Khan, a scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, data shows that since 1999, only 5% of the directors for the […]

Stories hidden within databases –Are Hollywood movies true or false?

The website ‘information is beautiful’ has a page “Based on a true true story?” which analyses Hollywood films, scene by scene and states whether the events that happened in the scene are ‘true, true-ish, false-ish or false’. Each of these options are colour coded, making it easy for the reader to see an overview of […]

Could VR in news make people too emotionally connected?

Arizona State University, Cronkite School of Journalism has started a “Location-Based VR (Virtual Reality) Data Visualization” project. It is a $30,000 project and is led by Retha Hill. The project aims to help people, mainly journalists, to easily create location-based data visualizations in a virtual reality format. Meaning the audience could explore particular neighbourhoods’ crime […]

Citizen Journalism creating uncertainty in the world of news!

The role of journalists in a world where news is also provided by citizen journalism and user generated content, is a world that is much tougher for journalists than in a world without it. The technological advances have led to the mobile phone. Enabling anyone to write, voice record, video record and photograph whenever and […]

The Telegraph’s techniques at drawing in a younger audience through Snapchat

Starting Monday and ending Sunday I followed The Telegraph’s posts on Snapchat. Done in an attempt to try and analyse the techniques that The Telegraph uses to draw in a younger audience. I successfully found three main techniques used.   The Telegraph sticks with its demographic successfully by sharing stories such as; Not understanding Bitcoin, […]

Do the positives of MOJO outweigh the negatives?

The use of smartphones is heavily changing journalism (MOJO), both in positive and negative ways. Positive Aspects  With this generation’s technological advances, we are able to use our mobiles to do almost anything. We don’t need to have camera equipment. Our phones have voice recorders, cameras, notes and you can buy extras such as microphones […]

Popping InstaBubbles to open up to the world!

After analysing my personal social media accounts (focusing on Instagram) I was able to see that my main interests are travel, fashion, memes and celebrities. Noticing I don’t use social media platforms for news but rather Newspapers and online sites such as BBC News. I love to travel and so it didn’t surprise me when […]

Journalism in the Digital Age

Can anyone be a journalist? In this modern digital age, yes. People can start a blog, they can use Facebook as a platform, twitter, Instagram etc. This has major effects on news companies and makes it difficult for journalists to make money. Journalists are facing a hard time as a result of their industry is […]

My View on the Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

The Reuters Digital News Report of 2018 analyses the current state of digital news, covering topics such as fake news and the trust people have in the news. The report shows many interesting facts however what I considered the most significant is; the effect of fake news on people’s trust in the news, how trust […]