Adorno and Horkheimer argued that mass culture and technology, instead of empowering people as it is believed, they’re misleading. The individual doesn’t become more independent, but is absorbed into the system of capitalism. It’s “society alienating from itself”, as the writers put it by looking at Marx’s theories. The media has a big role in […]Read More Is the media empowering or deceptive?
One of our lecturers asked us the following question: what’s the most important part in a magazine? Everyone shouted either content or editor. His answer? Wrong! Advertising is what keeps the project alive. Where are you going to get the money from? He said with an inquisitive tone, as if we were naive to not […]Read More Advertising vs Editorial content: the power of the money and what you want to write
Picture by: Business Insider UKA review of what the papers are saying on saturday’s main story: David Cameron obtaining a deal at the EU Council in BrusselsRead More Paper Review, February 20th 2016 – Cameron strikes new EU deal
Even before the horrific Paris terror attacks of Friday, I was wondering what had happened to Ebola. Where’s the coverage? Unless you searched it on Google, no tabloid was putting it out there, despite it being one of the worst tragedies of the past year. The outbreak is over, with things getting better all over Africa. Many […]Read More Dear media, what happened to Ebola? And the Beirut attacks?
Ever had that feeling when you had been saying something for quite some time and somebody actually backs you up?. Your reaction is usually “yeah, exactly, that’s what i’m talking about”. That was me today when I followed ABC News’ coverage of the ISIS organised massacre in Paris that left 129 dead and 350 wounded. […]Read More Paris terror attacks: Very few media outlets had the guts to slam French and U.S. Intelligence
Since the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) released a report in which they accused Russian athletes of doping the world has been buzzing. Rightfully so. As a matter of fact, the findings of the report go well beyond simple violations of substance abuse policy during major International contests such as the 2012 London Olympics, which is still […]Read More The Russian doping scandal is more than just doping
It is no secret that reading is important for a Journalist, but nowadays It’s an essential skill for anyone willing to be in the Industry. About five years ago a blogger named Felix Salmon wrote an article about the importance of critical reading in Journalism. In his piece we can read: ”Think about it this way: […]Read More Journalists need to know how to read critically and link properly