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Multimedia Journalism and Print’s Demise

Concern about the future of print journalism is not a recent phenomenon.  Its impending demise has been lamented since the onset of the television age in the 1950s.    Nonetheless, the rapidity of change within the industry which has taken place since the turn of the 21st century is difficult to overstate.  Major publications such as […]

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Lifestyle

Adele & The Female Body Politic

Sporting a yellow corseted dress, voluminous blonde hair and her signature cat-eye, Adele recently reappeared in the public eye after a 5-year hiatus as the cover star of British Vogue’s November issue. The issue comprises an article detailing her first interview since 2016, in which she speaks to Giles Hattersley ahead of the release of […]

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The battle the BBC didn’t want

Nadine Dorries readied herself at her dispatch box, looking forward to deflecting attention from the media-shy Sue Gray and her start-up detective agency with an actual policy announcement. Except her announcement was not greeted by half-asleep middle-aged men on green benches on a Monday, but by over 8000 self-righteous comments on the Daily Mail website […]

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Halloween isn’t over yet: Have Facebook created a monster they can’t control?

After a whistle-blower set off a series of damming articles in the Wall Street Journal revealing Facebook Inc.’s own research into the harmful effects of its platforms, the public was left wondering what they can do to keep children and teenagers safe. Whistle-blower, Frances Haugen, told a congressional hearing that Facebook “harm children, stoke division and […]

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A letter from your Editor-in-Chief

Dear Editors, I can’t believe it’s already April and that I’ve been EiC for two months. It’s a surreal feeling to think that we’ve done so much in so little time. But honestly, when does it not feel like that at The Student. Editors come and go, EiCs are the same. I just hope that in […]

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The hunger grows for ‘opinionated news’ in the UK

The UK’s broadcast news media landscape has changed greatly since the turn of the century, and the transformation is set to accelerate drastically in the coming years with the arrival of new outlets that promise to bring controversy, outrage and adoration in equal measure. The UK has some of the most comprehensive media laws regarding […]

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Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Harry and Meghan: entrapment, the media and the institution

TW: Discussions of racism In an interview full of revelations, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sat down with Oprah Winfrey to describe royal life behind closed doors and the events that led to their withdrawal. Meghan Markle spoke of her loneliness, despair and contemplation of suicide.  “I was ashamed to have to admit it […]

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Escapism: Media in lockdown

With a third lockdown being announced across the UK, suicide rates amongst students continually rising, and laws restricting socialising, it is not uncommon for people to want to escape the reality of living in a pandemic. The most common escape routes have become streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video and social media platforms […]