Monthly Archives: May 2012

Global crises: How to delay a serious issue

“Oh, people can come up with statistics to prove anything, Kent. 14% of people know that” – Homer Simpson Homer Simpson may not be aware of media bias or the notion of false balance but this sentence here demonstrates that he … Continue reading

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In the case of an emergency, DO NOT PANIC!

In the event of a fire, stay calm, sound the fire alarm, call the emergency services and leave the building in a safe and organised manner. Whatever you do, do not panic. When encountering a large and mean looking shark … Continue reading

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The chicken must listen to the egg if it wants the best ratings.

The study of media and audiences is a fascinating one that inevitably boils down to the following question – Does the media influence its audience? Or does the audience influence its media? The ambiguous relationship is very similar to the … Continue reading

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