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How our popular culture has failed us

How our popular culture has failed us

The glamourisation of wealth, and the acceptance of inequality, is indicative of society’s failure as a whole
A Fresher’s Guide to: Media societies

A Fresher’s Guide to: Media societies

Fancy becoming the next big thing? Join one of Manchester’s many award-winning media societies and become the next Jon Snow!
Reclaim the Night: How the media presents women and men’s nights out

Reclaim the Night: How the media presents women and men’s nights out

Although drinking culture is an activity enjoyed by both men and women, gendered stereotyping within the media perpetuates old-fashioned ideas of femininity and masculinity
Conservative MP cites female Doctor Who as the reason for rising crime rates

Conservative MP cites female Doctor Who as the reason for rising crime rates

There you have it, Jodie Whittaker is turning your sons into violent criminals
Review: Richard Jewell

Review: Richard Jewell

With a trio of brilliant central performances, Richard Jewell is a well-crafted character study that continues Eastwood’s exploration of the American hero
Why are black men still the victims of racist media representation?

Why are black men still the victims of racist media representation?

Leilani Neil discusses the media’s obsession with perpetuating racist stereotypes of black men…
Big Screen, Little Screen: Jewish History Month Talk

Big Screen, Little Screen: Jewish History Month Talk

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews the ‘Big Screen, Little Screen’ event, including the work of Robert Vas, which makes up part of Jewish History month, and reflects on the importance of such events in our current political climate which has seen increasing hostility towards minority groups
Preview: Women in Media 2019

Preview: Women in Media 2019

Isabel Oldman looks ahead to the fourth annual Women in Media conference which will be held in March, here in Manchester, she speaks to Co-Chair Bella Jewell about what to expect from the event and all the different talks which are on offer.
Opinion: The Oscars are the film industry’s worst enemy

Opinion: The Oscars are the film industry’s worst enemy

In an effort to streamline their yearly awards ceremony, The Academy has flipped the bird to the film industry in favour of pleasing the masses
Corbyn the ‘communist spy’ is another smear to add to the Tory collection

Corbyn the ‘communist spy’ is another smear to add to the Tory collection

The right-wing media in Britain is a parody of itself. Hysterical and abusive, it shamelessly misleads the British public.

Thicc: body positive or objectifying?

Oppressive beauty standards come in all shapes and sizes

In conversation with Gary Younge

After the release of his book ‘Another Day in the Death of America’, editor-at-large of The Guardian Gary Younge speakas to Kizzy Bray about Black Lives Matter, the media’s role in reporting on race and violence, and coming face to face with alt-right leader Richard Spencer

Film and media continue to let down survivors of sexual assault

A girl walks down an alleyway at night, the silhouette of a man appears behind her. A woman walks through an empty car park, the camera shoots from behind a nearby car, she fiddles for her keys. We all know what happens next

Women in Media to network in London

Women in Media is coming to the capital; freelancers down south were frustrated at not being able to afford the trip to Manchester every March

How technology and widespread media are affecting you right now

Social media and technological advancements have changed the way people interact with each other, making the future unpredictable

Pop culture damages university reputation

Many films, TV shows and comics unfairly portray academics as detached and incompetent, and students as lazy and drunk

READ THIS: Pewdiepie and clickbait

As clickbait, personal attacks, and other false reporting flood online journalism, media outlets are becoming increasingly dangerous, writes Joseph Whitfield

Letter from the Deputy Editor: Women in Media

With a week to go before the Women in Media Conference, Elise Gallagher, Co-Chair and Deputy Editor writes about her own experiences trying to make it in the media

Danny Boyle to help set up MMU’s brand new media school

MMU are set to launch the International Screen School Manchester, with the help of local visionary Danny Boyle

2016, psychedelia and The Beatles

2016 has seen the build up of events of the last few decades finally burst — and The Beatles saw it coming