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Parental guidance is advised

Humans are obsessed with violence. It seems to be ingrained in our subconscious nature – in our very DNA. How often have you heard a car’s hooter screech and you whip your head around expecting (or hoping) to see a crash? More than I care to admit, I can tell you that.
dilim's picture

Does pornography cause sexual violence?

Pornography…why this issue? Again? It’s a thought provoking topic as evidenced by the scholarly work done to investigate the effects of pornography on children and adults alike. However, most research focused on pornography as an indistinct phenomenon with respect to sexual violence. How does pornography differ across various media platforms and to what extent does it differ? And to what extent is sexual violence such as rape committed as a result of pornographic influence?
dilim's picture

Old, new media and sex

Scholars have long linked sex to media and technologies. These scholars have researched aspects of online pornography, digital sexuality and identities, masculinity, femininity, online dating and relationships and how the proliferation of such sexual contents and activities on media technologies affects sex, sexuality, sexual attitudes and behaviors in people.

nmlstudent's picture

Rise of the Robo-reporter

by Isabelle Abraham
More than a year ago, The Economist published a story on 3D printing. This is a manufacturing technology which transforms the blueprint on your screen into a solid thing on your desk. It sounded amazing regardless of the fact that it could take away the employment of factory workers. But skip ahead into the present day and it’s not so wonderful when there’s the prospect of losing your own job to a computer. Instead of the looming death of print, there’s a new monster on journalism’s horizon:
the algorithm.

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Trust media truth

by Isabelle Abraham
As more phone-hacking incidents come to light, the UK media is bearing the brunt of the mounting number of lawsuits. News24 reported that as of 20 April, the cases brought against News of the World has now amounted to a staggering 100. Another UK organisation, British broadcaster Sky News, has admitted to hacking emails, but justifies this decision as ‘public interest’. Sky News is a part of BSkyB – of which 39% is owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.

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