IN THE BELLY OF the spectacular Lyceum Theatre, just a few paces away from Sheffield train station, Adam Curtis and Janice Hadlow began a conversation – and a thoroughly challenging debate for both parties (which is how it should be: when you feel that little bit of awkwardness and wonder if they are genuinely arguing) … Continue reading ADAM CURTIS: The BBC Q + A session – at Sheff Doc Fest
Sexy dress! Sexy dress! Sexy dress. Sexy tux! Oh look Angelina turned up! Sexy dress… How do you solve a problem like making an overblown awards ceremony interesting? For many, the 68th Golden Globe Awards spelled a night of back-patting and Academy Award predictions. For others, it’s watching the motion picture elite swan around, dine … Continue reading RICKY GERVAIS: GOLDEN GLOBES’ MOST CONTROVERSIAL HOST?
Broadcast media is going to look so difference in a decade. I promise. YOUTUBE HAS ALREADY placed itself firmly as market-leader in boredom destruction; as the eternal and slick VHS recorder (back episodes of Sabrina the Teenage Witch online, anyone?) and the (almost) censorship success story. Why should we have pay per view online video? … Continue reading 2010 – YouTube begins testing livestreaming
Prelude: I wrote this when I was 17 for ‘Media Magazine‘, a publication from EMC in the UK which takes an academic look at the Media Industry in a fun way. With the gift of hindsight, can we make the claim that political candidates on both side of the pond can expect greater success if … Continue reading David Cameron and Media Spin: Politics, Youtube and The Gift of Hindsight 2010