Sunday, 25 August 2013

Summary: TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH Perceptions of Young People in Society: June 2010

Title: TRUTH ABOUT YOUTH Perceptions of Young People in Society: June 2010
Department, body or committee: Regional Youth Work Unit - North East.
Date published: June 2010.

"i. Perceptions and Experience
Young people generally found other young people to be friendly, 
helpful, and welcoming
Young people believe that society thinks that they are intimidating, 
unfriendly, and rude 
The media was identified as the major source of information in shaping 
peoples’ opinions of young people 
More than half of the young people interviewed felt unhappy about the 
perception of young people held by society
Gang, Alcohol, Anti-Social, and Chav/Charver were the most common 
words linked with young people
Wearing hoodies and groups of males were also perceived in a highly 
negative way"

"ii. Reasons for Perceptions
There was a difference of opinion in response to the question of 
communication and respect between young people, adults of a middle 
age and older people.
Almost two thirds of the young people felt that the media portray 
young people as bad, or very bad"

"6. Recommendations
The research team propose:
1. Positive images campaign – A multi-media project to capture the 
positive images and stories of young people and challenge the 
common negative stereotypes of young people."

"Survey Results – Analysis
Perceptions and Experience
Q3 Where do you think people’s opinions come from?
Television was the most popular reason behind people’s opinion of YP
Rumours scored very high and was the second most popular factor in 
shaping people’s opinions.
Newspapers and internet were the third and fourth popular reasons"

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Summary - 'Generation Y'

"The Millennial Generation... covers everyone born from 1981 - 2000." 
- Keeter, Scott, Pew Research Center, 'The Millennials', 2009, [accessed 26 June 2013]

"The group is seen as reliant on new media and digital technology with short attention spans. They expect entertaining and fast-paced information and are assumed to be self-centred, demanding, and hard to integrate into teams." 
-, 'Generation Y Definition from Financial Times Lexicon' [accessed 26 June 2013]

"A meta-analysis of 85 samples of American college students shows a systematic increase in scores on the Narcissistic Personality Inventory. The shift in scores means that the average college student now endorses about two more narcissism items than his or her predecessors did in the early 1980s." 
- Twenge, Konrath, Foster, et al., 'Egos Inflating Over Time: A Cross-Temporal
Meta-Analysis of the Narcissistic Personality Inventory', Journal of Personality, August 2008.

Surveyed 940 GB adults aged 18-24.
"Generally speaking, would you say you are optimistic or pessimistic about the future?"
66% optimistic, 26% pessimistic.
"What is most important to you to achieve in the future?"
To make enough money to be comfortable 30%
To find a job that I enjoy and find worthwhile 28%
"How much influence do you think each of the following have your life?"Parents 82%, Politicians 38%, Religious leaders 12%.
60% NOT PROUD of Britain's political system.
77% could not name a politican they admire; only 4% (the highest) labelled David Cameron as one.

19% felt that no political party best reflects the views of people like them.
- YouGov plc., 'YouGov / The Sun Survey', Survey, June 24 2013, [accessed 22 June 2013]

“...we are a much more informal and accepting society than we once were” (pg. 18).
“Compared to Boomers... GenMe is twice as likely to agree with the statement There is no single right way to live” (pg. 19).
Students are less likely to recognize the authority of teachers, presuming instead that their perspectives and opinions are on an equal footing with the experts (pg. 29).
“feeling good about yourself is more important than good performance” (pg 56-57). A negative outcome of the overemphasis on self-esteem has been an increase in narcissism (pg 69), in which individuals are “overly focused on themselves and lack empathy for others” pg. 68).
"Our growing tendency to put the self first leads to unparalleled freedom, but it also creates an enormous amount of pressure on us to stand alone. This is the downside of the focus on the self - when we are fiercely independent and self-sufficient, our disappointments loom large because we have nothing else to focus on. But it’s not just us: Generation Me has been taught to expect more out of life at the very time when good jobs and nice houses are increasingly difficult to obtain. All too often the result is crippling anxiety and crushing depression." (pg 109)
“So here’s how it looks: Generation Me has the highest self-esteem of any generation, but also the most depression. We are more free and equal, but also more cynical. We expect to follow our dreams, but are anxious about making that happen. In a recent poll, 53% of high school seniors said that growing up is harder now than it was for their parents” (pg. 212).
- Twenge, Jean, 'Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before', Simon & Schuster, 2006.

"If we're going to understand our culture and how it's changed, we need to listen to what young people say."
- Twenge, Jean, 'Millennials: The Greatest Generation or the Most Narcissistic?', The Atlantic, May 2 2012, [accessed 24 June 2013]

Generation Y have been "...born digital..." they are "... the first generations to grow up with this new technology. They have spent their entire lives surrounded by and using computers, videogames, digital music players, video cams, cell phones, and all the other toys and tools of the digital age."
- Prensky, Mark. "Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants". MCB University Press, Vol. 9 No. 5, October 2001.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Summary - Women in Journalism Teenage boys and the media

Title: Women in Journalism Teenage boys and the media
Department, Body or Committee: Women in Journalism/Echo Sonar
Date published: March 2009

Summary - The riots in quotes

Summary - The riots in quotes:
Title: The riots in quotes
Author: Fern Tomlinson
Publisher: Mirror Online.
Date published: 08 Aug 2011 11:58.

Summary - Analysis of tweets made over riots in London 6- 8th August 2011

Title: Analysis of tweets made over riots in London 6- 8th August 2011
Department, Body or Committee: Brand Aura
Date published: 2011

Themes: Social Media.

Wordle/Content Analysis on Tottenham riots articles, 7-9th August

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Miscellaneous research and sources

Summary - Chavs The Demonization of the Working Class

Summary - Chavs The Demonization of the Working Class
Title of the book: Chavs The Demonization of the Working Class.
Title of chapter: Chapters 6 and 7, 'A  Rigged Society' and 'Broken Britain'.
Pages: 169-220
Author: Owen Jones
Date published: 22 May 2012.
Publisher: Updated edition used published by Verso 2012.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Summary: Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and Realities of the 2011 Riots

Summary: Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and Realities of the 2011 Riots.

Title of the book: Mad Mobs and Englishmen? Myths and realities of the 2011 riots.
Title of chapter: Chapters 1 and 4, 'A Story Full of Sound and Fury' and 'Four Days in August'.
Pages: 24 - 87/208-317  (iBook version)
Author: Steve Reicher and Cliff Scott. 
Date published: 18 Nov 2011.
Publisher: Robinson.

Themes: Riots, journalism,reporting.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Summary - There's a riot going on

Summary - There's a riot going on:

Title: There's a riot going on.
Pages: 5-12
Author: David Buckingham (D.B)
Publisher: Media Magazine. 
Date Published: December 2011.

Themes: Media, Reporting, Journalism, Public opinions.