Literature Review: Tabooed Topics in Narrative

“What happens when the story involves suicide, murder, crime, war, death, incest or rape? What if these were part of our family stories? And as writers, what do we ‘do’ with these difficult memories?” (Guntarik et. al 2015)

Read More

Cinematography

Cinematography is the union of art and technology. Its techniques and practices cannot be judged alone. Effective cinematography is that which works for the film and its context. Roles on a film set which integrate to create cinematography include the screenwriter,  director, actors and producer above the line. Below the line, important roles include that […]

Read More

Why no-one gives a rat’s about the Federal Election

Confession: I know more names of people running for American President than candidates for Prime Ministership in my own country. Does this make me ignorant? I hope not. It’s not that I’m not aware the election is happening; its a conscious choice to not give a damn (soz Grandpa). I know the underlying idea of democracy […]

Read More

Global Issues & Global News: How Vested Interests Won the Refugee Debate

In Australian (and global) media, the refugee issue is represented as a political one rather than a social one, which causes us as responders to the media to envision political parties, the potential tax burden and potential changes to the economy (among others), often without stopping to consider the humanitarian factors. There are thousands of sick, […]

Read More

Get Off My Blog, I Need to Pray

Hi all, This week’s topic covers the influence of the media (or lack thereof) on moral panics in our society. A moral panic describes a panic or stress induced throughout a large group of people. Although it is fairly common and has happened regularly throughout history, it rarely yields good results. The media has many times been socially convicted of […]

Read More

Murdoch Makes Headlines – For Real

Hi all, This week, my topic covers the ownership of the media, and why it is (or isn’t) an issue. There’s plenty of Murdoch hate going around, so I’m instead going to focus more on why the idea of media consolidation worries us so much in comparison to other high-concentrated ownerships in society. But first, what […]

Read More