Category Archive: media

Pretty in Pink: Rethinking Elle Woods

The opening sequence of Legally Blonde is all pink products and blond hair. We cut between scenes of college and sorority life – a girl being catcalled by frat guys as she bikes…

Graduation celebration student speech

I was the student speaker at the graduation celebration and reception for BA Journalism students, City University London, on July 21. I’m posting the text of my speech here for the few who… Continue reading

Five things I learned in journalism school

I’m graduating two weeks from today, so I thought it would be helpful to list down a few things I learned in the last three years, and things I wish I did more.… Continue reading

Mukti Jain Campion: Journalism needs curiosity to be more inclusive

Originally posted on MEDIANE THEMATIC ENCOUNTER – 11-13 JUNE 2014:
Journalism needs more curiosity rather than a tick-box approach to diversity in the media, said Mukti Jain Campion, founder of Culture Wise. Speaking at…

AS IT HAPPENED: Mary Honeyball MEP gives a European perspective

Originally posted on MEDIANE THEMATIC ENCOUNTER – 11-13 JUNE 2014:
Labour MEP Mary Honeyball gave MEDIANE a European take on media diversity inclusiveness and gender issues. Her talk included marginalised groups but focused on…

The Charta: news two weeks later

The Charta starts its crowd-funding campaign on March 25, asking for £325,000 to assemble a team of journalists to give us the news two weeks later. Editor and co-founder Carolina Are said The… Continue reading

Food waste: where does it come from and how do we stop it?

Originally posted on Thrifty City:
People in the United Kingdom waste  £23 billion worth of food every year, the equivalent of around 18 million tonnes. A third of this comes from households, which…

We need to talk about youth unemployment

Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of plans to ban benefits for under 25s who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). Under such measures, unemployed young people would lose access to… Continue reading

Why do we like foodporn?

Everyone “loves to hate” the compelling pictures of food people post on Instagram and Facebook, Chloe Cook from The Futures Company told Digital Shoreditch in May. Sharing images of meals and coffees is something most social media… Continue reading

How to make a video go viral

If you ever wondered what makes the internet world go round, I’ve got the answer for you: it’s cats. “Cats are in the fabric of online”, said Will Cooke and John Burkhart from… Continue reading

Let’s think about thinking

Our instincts about thinking are in fact “rather poor”, behaviour change expert Nick Southgate told Digital Shoreditch in May.  It turns out we tend to to overestimate how much thought other people give… Continue reading

We’re all Romanian immigrants, deal with it.

The Evening Standard wrote about a group of homeless Romanians sleeping in Grosvenor Square, sheltering under the 9/11 memorial. After sharing this article with some of my Romanian friends who also study in… Continue reading