Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

This is the first non-job-search-related thing I've written in a long time! I learnt a lot whilst researching it - especially my lack of knowledge about historical cases in New Zealand, and law in general.  As someone who experienced the ideology that Family First now propagates - before it became a registered charity - through both … Continue reading Conservative Christian organisation Family First stripped of charitable status

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Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe

Growing up with conservative Christian parents was a tough time for many reasons.  Things that most kids took for granted, like listening to Britney Spears, sex ed and watching the Simpsons were out of bounds.  It was Christian radio, an embarrassed explanation of periods, carefully researched PG movies and an unshakeable feeling of isolation from … Continue reading Story of a Recovering Halloween-a-Phobe

Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News

Assignment: Media Analysis2. Comparative analysis of political coverageUsing sources from the above list, compare coverage of a single politics-related issue or event between EITHER a) reports in two different news mediums (television, radio, newspaper) OR b) two reports in differing examples of the same medium (e.g. One News and 3 News etc). Describe critically how … Continue reading Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News

Is today’s newspaper tomorrow’s fish and chip paper?

Roger Parry said that, “Old media formats have suffered disruption, but are adapting to the changed conditions.”Newspapers, having existed conceptually since the times of Ancient Romans, when Julius Caesar had daily information carved on stone for public viewing, are perhaps the oldest form of media, and have always been known as a reliable source of … Continue reading Is today’s newspaper tomorrow’s fish and chip paper?