Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)

Kia ora! I'm publishing this blog post in parts cos I'm very lazy with getting around to writing, and it's less intimidating to finish in parts rather than as a whole. Part 1 is here.  Our first full day in Napier began with a visit to the MTG, which is a museum, theatre and art … Continue reading Napier: a step back in time (Part 2)

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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

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

Drugs? What drugs? Hide your dirty habits from everyone with these exercises customized to your illicit substance of choice. Pass your degree AND have fun.

Picture this: It’s the morning after a big night out (the can’t- remember-what-happened kind of event), your head is pounding and you feel like death. But you have things to do today! Perhaps you have a weekend job that involves customer interaction. Or, maybe you have a Sunday dinner back home with Mum, Dad, Grandma … Continue reading Drugs? What drugs? Hide your dirty habits from everyone with these exercises customized to your illicit substance of choice. Pass your degree AND have fun.

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?