“Fuck Tha Police”-A bold statement gone too far?

Solidified into popular culture through countless; videos, comments and memes, rap group N.W.A’s track “Fuck Tha Police” off their 1989 album Straight Outta Compton is a prime example of how the controversial nature of media can contribute to its lasting success. Personally I take no offense to the song (possibly because I have no direct… Read More “Fuck Tha Police”-A bold statement gone too far?

“Alright, We’ve Got a Situation”-Jersey Shore and The Public Sphere

Sun, sex, Smirnoff and Spray tans are four thoughts conjured when considering MTV’s Jersey Shore. Coming to air in 2009, the reality, comedy, drama mishmash captured the attention of millions of viewers globally, contributing to debate within a mediated public sphere through the show’s key themes of alcohol, sex and violence. The public Sphere is… Read More “Alright, We’ve Got a Situation”-Jersey Shore and The Public Sphere

WhoTube?- the Importance of Media Control

Although gossip magazines are infamous for stretching the truth, you would not expect the same persuasive nature from a newspaper right? Unfortunately this is not the case. What is becoming more common in today’s society is the underlying biased nature of content transmitted to the audience, ‘brainwashing’ the consumer towards a particular viewpoint. Rupert Murdoch,… Read More WhoTube?- the Importance of Media Control

“Smoking isn’t Just Suicide, it’s Murder”

In the ongoing pursuit of various anti-smoking campaigns from bodies such as Quitnow, Ash and the Cancer Institute, anti-smoking advertisements are becoming more frequent in today’s society. In order to convince the viewer of their argument and to push smokers to quit, advertisements are becoming increasingly graphic and hard hitting. This specific image from CONAC… Read More “Smoking isn’t Just Suicide, it’s Murder”