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Theatre Review : Emotional Creature

Auckland is currently experiencing a time of plenty in terms of women-centric entertainment. Casts featuring a significantly more representative ratio of women and non-binary folk to men are on the rise within the Auckland theatre scene. One collective dedicated to increasing representations of minority groups in media, The Others Club, delivered a production of Eve … Continue reading

Understanding – Like Really Understanding Safe Spaces

*Names changed for privacy reasons Kia ora e hoa mā, This is an article about how I changed my opinions on safe spaces, and why you should too.  Earlier this year, I began writing a piece about safe spaces and why they were unnecessary.  I thought I was being original and edgy by saying that … Continue reading

You Can’t Sit With Us

“We can’t express in words to you, what Gordon means to us. Gordon, you have left this world better than the way you found it.” This sentiment of respect and gratefulness was expressed countless times over the course of Gordon Stephenson’s tangi, illustrating just how far his influence had reached during his lifetime. From orphan, … Continue reading

2015: Year in Revue

2015 has been a year of changes in some areas of my life, as well as stagnation in others. My partner and I became vegans (who slip up a lot), and found that whether you like it or not, this becomes a big part of your identity and is something everyone has an opinion on. … Continue reading

The Fourth Estate is in Danger: An Analysis of Journalism in New Zealand, Media Ownership, News Quality, and Digression into Infotainment

The term ‘Fourth Estate’ is now known colloquially as a synonym for the press, and whether this watchdog role is actually carried out is up to the individual media company. Mediaworks, the owners of Campbell Live have decided in favour of profit, rather than acting as the Fourth Estate Continue reading

Socially Aware

It’s easy to find things wrong with your life. Innumerable things need improving, changing, throwing away, or are boring. It’s these things which stick out as flaws in the perfect life YOU deserve to be living, where you’re totally content and happy with all aspects of your existence. Never fear! There’s a fix for everything … Continue reading

The Thing That No-one Wants to Talk About

Social media makes it easy for youth to avoid any ‘serious’ subjects, so politics has to become appealing, and by default, understandable to youth. Less jargon and more simplification, please. Or we’ll just go back to selfies. Continue reading

The Philosophy of the Human Psyche

Plato believes that the nature of human beings is to have three main parts to their psyche; appetite, will and reason. In each individual person, one of these traits will dominate their personality, and primary motives. Those dominated by appetite are driven by physical desires such as hunger, sex and financial gain – things that … Continue reading

In Defense of the Dark Arts

Changing attitudes in any generatiion starts at the top; politicians, the media and business people need to spread the message that creative thinkers are people we need in society. If not, our world will lose out on potential agents for the change it is crying out for. Inequality, war, environmental problems, health epidemics and recessions show no sign of ending, and obviously we need to look at new ways of doing things. With their skills in innovation, research and analytical thinking; arts students will be part of that solution – including me
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Bias and Framing: The Hidden Messages in Our News

Assignment: Media Analysis 2. Comparative analysis of political coverage Using 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 … Continue reading