The Media

Boyce Kay, J. (2023) ‘Gender, inequality and reality TV’, Sociology Review, 32 (4), pp.2-5.
What role do dating apps, social media and reality prorammes such as Love Island play in the perpetuation of inequalities and ‘sexual racism’? This article supports your study of the relationship between the media and audiences.

Pilkington, A. (2022) ‘The case of ‘political correctness’ and ‘wokeism’: a new moral panic?’, Sociology Review, 32 (1), pp.28-31.
Are we witnessing a new moral panic over political correctness/wokeism? Is there really a threat to free speech from a new folk devil – the snowflake?

Williams, J. (2022) ‘Understanding data: online with the kids’, Sociology Review, 21 (1), pp.16-17.
A recent Ofcom report offers interesting insights into social media use by young people.

Clark, L. (2021) ‘Question and answer: answering an ‘assess’ question on the media’, Sociology Review, 30 (3), pp.6-7.
Look in detail at an example answer, with helpful advice and analysis.

Dekavalla, M. (2021) ‘New media and trust’, Sociology Review, 30 (4), pp.24-27.
How does the discourse of YouTube videos manage the tension between content creator’s commercial interests and maintaining the trust of their audience? This article links to your unit on The Media.

Williams, J. (2021) ‘TikTok and feminism’, Sociology Review, 30 (3), p.23.
Does TikTok display an empowering celebration of girlhood?

Williams, J. (2021) ‘Understanding data: UK media ownership’, Sociology Review, 30 (4), pp.16-17.
A new report shows that our media is dominated by a small number of giant corporations. Does that matter? This article links to your unit on The Media.

Kennedy, M. (2020) ‘Celebrity and tween identities for girls’, Sociology Review, 29 (3), pp.2-6.
What role do films, TV shows and other texts play in expressing ideas about acceptable identities for tween girls?

Williams, J. (2020) ‘Research roundup: young people, media and stigma’, Sociology Review, 30 (2), p.27.
How do the media portray young people involved in ‘riots’? What impact does this have on the communities involved?

Crawley, H., McMahon, S. and Jones, K. (2019) ‘Migrants and the media: representation and voice in the British press’, Sociology Review, 28 (4), pp.8-12.
Does the press framing of migrants as victims or villains increase or undermine our understanding of migration issues?

Gekoski, A. (2019) ‘Children and young people in the digital world: benefits and problems’, Sociology Review, 29 (1), pp.18-21.
Young people in Britain today spend increasing amounts of time on digital devices. But what impact does the use of such devices have on them?

Lewis, J. and Cushion, S. (2019) ‘Broadcasting Brexit: where media objectivity and impartiality clash’, Sociology Review, 28 (3), pp.18-21.
How did the broadcast media in the UK cover the 2016 Brexit referendum?

Chapman, S. (2018) ‘Social media and identity: debating the online self’, Sociology Review, 27 (3), pp.2-5.Social media platforms are changing how we interact and how we shape and perform our identities. But are they also producing rising levels of anxiety and isolation?

Happer, C. (2018 ‘The mainstream media in a ‘post-truth’ world’, Socoiology Review, 27 (4), pp.18-21.
Do we live in a ‘post-truth’ world. And are the mainstream media part of the problem rather than the solution?

Williams, J. (2018) ‘Stretch and challenge: #MeToo: feminism, gender power and the workplace’, Sociology Review, 28 (1), pp.18-21.
The #MeToo movement, launched in 2017, opened up the debate about the harassment and abuse of women in the workplace. But will it produce lasting change?

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