Behind The Headlines

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For the spring term of 2015, Hev is running a regular workshop from 3-5pm at Crisis Newcastle entitled “Behind The Headlines”. The sessions involve group discussion and debate on current news items, news from the past and various themes that affect people from the media. Sessions so far have looked at topics including photographic alterations and mis-titling, the Charlie Hebdo situation and media bias. These pages are for use during the sessions and include useful links for the session.

 

Behind The Headlines (28th February 2015)

The Power and The Curse of Social Media

 

What is Social Media?

http://webtrends.about.com/od/web20/a/social-media.htm

 

Pros & Cons

Breaking news

 Mobilising political Movements

Click Bait & Memes

http://knowyourmeme.com

You only die twice..

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/feb/16/tony-harts-second-death-are-greatly-exaggerated

 

That Dress

http://descrier.co.uk/oddities/thedress-internet-confused-if-dress-is-white-and-gold-or-blue-and-black/

 

Bloopers

http://www.informationweek.com/software/social/10-worst-social-media-meltdowns-of-2013/d/d-id/1112936

http://www.businessinsider.com/worst-social-media-fails-of-the-year-so-far-2013-3?op=1&IR=T

http://www.socialfish.org/2014/03/the-biggest-social-media-scandals-fails-and-blunders-of-2013/

 

The traditional media outlets on Social Media

 

 

Behind The Headlines 7th February 2015

In the news this week:

10 things we didn’t know last week….

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-31162029

Pick of the news

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-31183733

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-31173113

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31176748

 

In other news

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/07/battle-of-drones-amateurs-taking-on-tech-giants

http://www.openstreetmap.org

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/feb/06/apple-watch-update

Conspiracies

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_theory

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/completelist/0,29569,1860871,00.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/3477148/The-greatest-conspiracy-theories-in-history.html

Behind The Headlines (31st January 2015)

This week

 

This one is something that’s not going to go away….

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2928097/Kamran-Kam-claims-benefits-9-5-jobs-interfere-fitness-regime.html

Now click on this one

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/01/28/daily-mail-caught-stirring-up-hate-against-benefit-claimants-with-fake-story/

but other news agencies are taking the story and running it too…

http://metro.co.uk/2015/01/28/too-fit-to-work-fitness-fanatic-wont-get-a-job-and-says-we-should-pay-for-his-workouts-5039089/

 

 

 

 

Behind The Headlines (24th January 2015)

News this Week 

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/21/ukip-nhs-leaks_n_6513394.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/01/23/saudi-king-flags-half-mas_n_6531206.html?utm_hp_ref=uk

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/a-lot-of-people-are-flipping-out-over-this-woman-who-claims?bffb&utm_term=4ldqphz#4ldqphz

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-30876360

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-30884948

 

Scandals

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profumo_affair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watergate_scandal

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_political_scandals_in_the_United_Kingdom

http://www.popsugar.co.uk/celebrity/Scandals-Change-Way-You-Think-About-Royal-Family-36465288#photo-36465288

 

Behind The Headlines (17th January 2015)

Here are some useful links for today’s session:

Some News Links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/index.html

http://www.mirror.co.uk

http://www.theguardian.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

 What’s in the news this week

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30796304

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30863024

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30859350

Airbrushing the news…

http://www.chilloutpoint.com/art_and_design/16-famous-photoshopped-images-throughout-history.html

http://www.fourandsix.com/photo-tampering-history/

http://twistedsifter.com/2012/02/famously-doctored-photographs/

http://listverse.com/2007/10/19/top-15-manipulated-photographs/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2257331/Pelosi-defends-photoshopping-faces-historic-group-photo-Democratic-congresswomen.html

 

Israeli Orthodox Newspaper (this week)

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/14/world/israel-newspaper-female-leaders-photo-altered/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11342250/Charlie-Hebdo-Women-Photoshopped-from-Paris-rally-picture.html

 

Poll Tax Riot Image

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/dec/19/ros-sare-poll-tax-protest-london-1990

https://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/2010/04/01/the-poll-tax-riots/

 

 

 

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