The Shortcomings of the Mainstream Media: A Climate Change Perspective

Image Description: UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who has called for a World Climate Summit scheduled for September 2019 Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old Swedish student who inspired the recent climate marches, has, without a doubt, furthered the cause of climate change. The passionate response from hundreds of thousands of young people is certainly encouraging as to […]

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The Media Versus the Modern World: The Acclimatisation of Music Journalism

With the corporate hollowing out of the media now commonplace, music journalism is fighting back. The battle against commercialism, clickbait headlines and contemporary trends is well and truly alive and kicking. Online hoaxes, shoddy reporting and all things ‘fake news’, 2018 has truly made its mark as a media meltdown. In Britain, reached journalistic rock […]

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In defence of the Welsh language

“Is the Welsh language a help or a hindrance?”  It’s the sort of question that you hope is never asked in modern Britain. Yet, it appears as although the British media elite have surprised us all again.  This was the question that introduced BBC Newsnight’s debate surrounding the Welsh language. This occurred during Wales’ largest cultural festival. In 2017.  Of course, hostilities […]

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OUSU denies implying that all students must use ‘ze’ pronouns

In a statement issued this afternoon, Oxford University Students’ Union (OUSU) denied issuing a leaflet advising students to refer to peers, as well as themselves, as ‘ze’ rather than ‘he’ or ‘she’. OUSU stated that giving such advice ‘would be totally counterproductive’, as it would be misgendering, and believes issuing such a leaflet would have […]

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Buttons and Branding: Oxford Yubl

One of the first things I find on Yubl is a photo from Arsenal’s recent 6-0 Champions League win. A lucky guess perhaps. Shortly after follows news that Adolf Hitler’s childhood home is to be remodelled rather than demolished, accompanied by a vote between “Knock it down” and “Preserve the history”. History was just about […]

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ISIS’ unwitting ally: the Western media

An unlikely symbiotic relationship is developing between the western media and ISIS. Every brutal execution video ISIS produces provides a sensationalist story for newspapers to report on. The media duly propagates the video and advertises its existence to the public. It has reached the stage where journalists are trawling the internet looking for the next […]

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