Popular culture, as defined by Storey, is “…simply culture that is widely favoured or well liked by many people.” However, when asked to explain what popular culture I consume, I can’t necessarily say that I do, well… as much as others at least. People usually freak out when I tell them I’m not so crazyContinue reading “Popular Culture: How Much Do I Consume?”
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Record Breaking Winter Weather: NSW and VIC See Major Road Closures Due To Rare Climate Patterns:
Image: Central Western Daily – Dangerous Black Ice Covering NSW Road. New South Wales and Victoria are has been experiencing record breaking winter temperatures with rare figures that have not been seen for over three decades. Due to the impromptu arrival of extremely harsh cold weather, regular commuters upon major roads are warned to beContinue reading “Record Breaking Winter Weather: NSW and VIC See Major Road Closures Due To Rare Climate Patterns:”
Winter White-Out: NSW Experiences Its Coldest Weather To-Date:
Image: Central Western Daily – Snowfall in Central Western NSW town, Orange. Various towns within NSW have experienced their coldest temperatures last seen in over two decades. Local residents have been warned of safety concerns developing from rare and erratic climate patterns. Sydney City has reached a record breaking temperature of 10.3 degrees, a temperatureContinue reading “Winter White-Out: NSW Experiences Its Coldest Weather To-Date:”
Does Social Media Coverage Influence The Hysteria Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts?
Despite the hysteria surrounding COVID-19 in Australia gradually easing, that’s not to say fears and stresses have completely disappeared. With the rollout of the vaccines covered frequently as a breaking news event on social media, large news corporations such as ABC News and News.com express vastly differing sentiments regarding the processes and reliability of theContinue reading “Does Social Media Coverage Influence The Hysteria Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccine Rollouts?”
Is Social Media A Safe Place To Defame People?
With the rise of social media, it is now considerably easier for ordinary people to publish their own content for the world to see, a similar prospect to that of ‘professional’ publication, but, without the stress of a team of editors checking every single detail for it to be passed and read by the world.Continue reading “Is Social Media A Safe Place To Defame People?”
Has Social Media Bias Vilified Scott Morrison Regarding His Response To Parliamentary Rape Allegations?
The current Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison was being heavily criticised by the Australian public regarding his responses to rape allegations between staff members from the Parliament House. With many traditional media companies utilising social media to report on Mr Morrison’s commentary about the issue, it becomes clear that evident media bias is fuelling theContinue reading “Has Social Media Bias Vilified Scott Morrison Regarding His Response To Parliamentary Rape Allegations?”
How Much Power Does Wealth Have In Media Ownership?
With the increasing diversification of media that has gradually occurred throughout ‘Information Age’ the delivery of news and media centralises around the hyper-personalised twenty-four hour cycles of news that is accessible across a myriad of social media platforms. However, that’s not to say traditional forms of media such as newspapers and radio have become obsolete.Continue reading “How Much Power Does Wealth Have In Media Ownership?”
The Power of Semiotics: Do Symbols and Signs Reinforce Racial Stereotypes?
Wherever we go, there are many signs and symbols that we recognise to inform us of everyday things, whether it be as simple as the male and female figure on a bathroom stall, or the colours on a traffic light telling us when to stop, slow and go. It’s universally agreeable that we look atContinue reading “The Power of Semiotics: Do Symbols and Signs Reinforce Racial Stereotypes?”
Does ‘Proximity’ Stop People From Being Part Of An ‘Active Audience’?
As an Australian citizen it was interesting to see how many people actually demonstrated a genuine interest in the outcome of the US presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden late last year. Despite the common argument: ‘American politics has nothing to do with Australia so why should we care?” It was evident thatContinue reading “Does ‘Proximity’ Stop People From Being Part Of An ‘Active Audience’?”
Is ‘New’ Still Relevant? Why Do We Care So Much?
Can something be truly new? It’s impossible to discuss ‘newness’ without acknowledging the inevitability of time. Yes, it is indeed possible for something to be truly new but what defines something as ‘new’ is the youthfulness of an object’s structure, quality and integrity; as longevity functions at its utmost peak when it exists at theContinue reading “Is ‘New’ Still Relevant? Why Do We Care So Much?”