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10/04/19 Researched data – https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/emp17peopleinemploymentonzerohourscontracts https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/two-thirds-zero-hours-workers-want-jobs-guaranteed-hours-tuc-polling-reveals Designed infographic Icons   11/04/19 Decided on colour-scheme (white, black, red) Created icons for infographic in Ai. &...

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More than 50% on Zero-Hours contracts report work cancelled less then a day before scheduled

According to a study by the TUC (Trades Union Congress), more then 50% of workers employed in so called NGHC’s (no guaranteed hours contracts, also known as Zero-hours contracts) have had hours that were scheduled for them cancelled. But what are Zero-Hours contracts, and how do they compare with conventional salaried contracts. The ONS (Office for National Statistics) has no solid definition of w...

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Data Journalism Homework

Data journalism – border deaths I decided to focus my investigation on the accountability project. The first story is that murders in New York city have been falling since 1990 and are now at an all-time low. The second story is that George Bush’s ‘Secure Fence Act’ does not seem to have had any effect on the murder rate in San Diego county California. Story Since 1999, long before George Bush ena...

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The effect of fake news from social media on political dialogue

The convergence in the rise of so called ‘fake news’ and social media has resulted in the muddying of the waters of political discourse.     This can be evidenced by the sharing by the Trump White House of a visually doctored video of CNN White House Press Correspondent Jim Acosta following a confrontation with Trump’s Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. This disinformation wa...

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Knock knock: humour in contemporary art

Since September the South London Gallery has been exhibiting a collection of contemporary art. With work from such artists as Simeon Barclay and Rebecca warren, and having been curated by SLG Director Margaret Heller and artist Ryan Gander, the exhibition is a explores the use of humour as a device in contemporary art in an attempt to uplift viewers in spite of the current political climate. The g...

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New Yorker profile evaluation

I was given the choice to read and write an evaluation of a profile from either ‘The Guardian’ or ‘The New Yorker’. I chose the latter mainly in the pursuit of exoticism, it’s not often that I get to read and comment on work from our journalist brethren overseas. Though ‘The New Yorker’ had many profiles available to read on their website, I decided to read the one written about British designer T...

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Echo chambers and filter bubbles

I took a look first at my Instagram feed as I use this as a form of landing page to provide leads on interesting stories and information. I found that I mainly follow people left of centre politically, but I do follow a small number of people on the right, this means that while my feed is definitely weighted towards the left wing politically I don’t think I miss out on any important news from eith...

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Digital journalism is killing convention

Journalistic institutions following trends in how people consume media is nothing new, in his book ‘Journalism in the Digital Age’ published in 1999, the author John Herbert notes how two tabloid newspapers, ‘The Mirror’ and ‘The Sun’ had both (at the time quite recently) moved into the new cyber-environment we call the internet, the abstract even notes how the new-ish innovation may not even just...

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Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over journalism?

I would suggest the most important trend revealed by the 2018 Reuters report is the move of the reader away from what had been perceived to be the media diet of the future (that being spoon fed from major social media players) and back towards a model in which high quality reporting is valued, for example in 2013, 51% of people claimed to use social media on a weekly basis to view the news. The re...

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