Stories

Our stories examine the ways that race, religion, class, dis/ability, age, gender and sexual identity issues intersect with major topics in the media, and aim to bring new perspectives to light.

VIDEO: When Does Fighting Misinformation Become Censorship?

VIDEO: When Does Fighting Misinformation Become Censorship?

It is crucial to know how to filter out misinformation surrounding the Coronavirus, a topic that we have covered here. …

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A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words: How Stock Photography Shapes Unconscio...

A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words: How Stock Photography Shapes Unconscio...

A picture is worth a thousand words, and in a world of constant media consumption—whether it is advertisements in a newspaper, influencers on social media or updates on a rapidly evolving news story, these pictures have the ability to influence...

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VIDEO: #CoronaRacism-The Other Pandemic

VIDEO: #CoronaRacism-The Other Pandemic

Over the past few weeks, there has been a shocking rise in the number of hate incidents against Asian immigrants, …

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The AIDS Epidemic Stigmatized Black Communities For Years. Now, Corona...

The AIDS Epidemic Stigmatized Black Communities For Years. Now, Corona...

When Donald Trump insisted on calling the novel Coronavirus the “Chinese Virus” it was frighteningly reminiscent of the way that language around the AIDS epidemic stigmatized Black communities for generations.

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Mental Health: How To Combat Stigmatisation and Normalisation

Mental Health: How To Combat Stigmatisation and Normalisation

Caroline Flack’s suicide sent shockwaves across the UK, reigniting a debate about how the covers suicide and mental health. Does the media examine these issues with sensitivity? Or does it further the stigma of mental illness, complicating the media’s potential...

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Coronavirus: Keeping the “Infodemic” in Check

Coronavirus: Keeping the “Infodemic” in Check

The Coronavirus is at the top of the news agenda around the world.

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Is Hate Speech Driving Celebrities Off Twitter?

Is Hate Speech Driving Celebrities Off Twitter?

By: Mikhail Yakovlev What does this mean for the platform’s role in artistic creation and freedom of expression? Earlier this …

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Press Harassment, IPSO’s Ineffectiveness, and Why We’re No Closer ...

Press Harassment, IPSO’s Ineffectiveness, and Why We’re No Closer ...

What is freedom of expression? When is bullying someone in the public interest? The ethics, culture and practices of the …

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Digital Transformation and Media Diversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Digital Transformation and Media Diversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin

In this day and age, media outlets are frantically trying to navigate the digital transformation—the pivot to video, the shift …

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Rough Sleepers, Faceless Statistics and Misperceptions: How the Media ...

Rough Sleepers, Faceless Statistics and Misperceptions: How the Media ...

If the media reframed homelessness, could the readers who have been lucky enough not to have a personal connection to homelessness be more sympathetic?

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