Hard News vs Soft News: Which is better?

Ah, the age-old debate: hard news or soft news? Bainbridge, Goc, and Tynan (2015, p. xxiv) define hard news stories as those which summarise and distribute new information to citizens, which allows them to participate in, and contribute to, the democratic process. Conversely, soft news stories do not prioritise news values and instead concentrate on... Continue Reading →


Creative Documentary and the Rise of Narcissism

Australian chef Pete Evans is the latest filmmaker to be criticised for making “dangerous claims” in his creative documentary, The Magic Pill. In the film, Evans claims that the paleo diet can successfully treat conditions such as autism and cancer (“Controversial chef’s documentary”, 2017). https://twitter.com/ACurrentAffair9/status/894489785510776833 However, Dr Michael Gannon, president of the Australian Medical Association,... Continue Reading →

Film and Sexism

Women in the film industry continue to experience sexism through gender pay gaps and lack of recognition and reward, recent discussions have shown. Whilst gender inequality and sexism in the entertainment industry are generally considered invisible in today’s post-feminist context, it is evident that these archaic attitudes still exist. Recently, Sky News ("Hollywood spits women... Continue Reading →


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