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.
URL: http://www.rywu.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/TAY-Research-report.pdf

"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, http://www.pewresearch.org/2009/12/10/the-millennials/ [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." 
- Lexicon.ft.com, 'Generation Y Definition from Financial Times Lexicon'http://lexicon.ft.com/Term?term=generation-Y [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, http://cdn.yougov.com/cumulus_uploads/document/jgdvn3vm4b/YG-Archive-Pol-Sun-results-190613-youth-survey.pdf [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, http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/05/millennials-the-greatest-generation-or-the-most-narcissistic/256638/ [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
URL: http://www.echoresearch.com/data/File/pdf/WiJ%20%20charts%20Echo%20Version.pdf



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.
URL: http://www.totalpolitics.com/blog/176607/the-riots-in-quotes.thtml


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
URL: http://www.brand-aura.com/downloads/londonriots.pdf

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.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Summary: Examples of articles concerning the Tottenham Riots

Title: London riots: We begged mob not to torch our homes - why didn't the firefighters come?
Author: Ryan Parry.
Publisher: Mirror Online.
Date published: 9 August 2011 00:02.
URL: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/london-riots-we-begged-mob-not-146574

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Summary: London riots: Does Tottenham have the highest unemployment in the capital?

Summary: London riots: Does Tottenham have the highest unemployment in the capital?


Title: 
London riots: Does Tottenham have the highest unemployment in the capital?
Author: Joseph O'Leary.
Publisher: FullFact.org
Date published: 8 August, 2011,16:53.
URL: http://fullfact.org/factchecks/Tottenham_unemployment_jobseekers_allowance-2906



Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Summary - The August Riots in England Understanding the involvement of young people

Summary - The August Riots in England Understanding the involvement of young people:


Title: The August riots in England Understanding the involvement of young people.
Body: NatCen.
Author(s): Gareth Morrell, Sara Scott, Di McNeish and Stephen Webster.
Date published: November 2011.
URL: http://www.natcen.ac.uk/media/769712/the%20august%20riots%20in%20england%20web.pdf

Themes: Statistics.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Summary: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.


Summary: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.
Title: The August Riots in England - understanding the involvement of young people.
Government Department, Body or Committee: Home Office, National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) on behalf of the Cabinet Office.
Date published: Tue Apr 17 09:53:40 BST 2012.
URL: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/effective-practice/community-effective-practice/August-Riots-in-England-CO

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Summary - BBC News - England rioters 'poorer, younger, less educated'



Summary - BBC News - England rioters 'poorer, younger, less educated'

Title: BBC News - England rioters 'poorer, younger, less educated'
Publisher: BBC.
Date published: 24 October 2011
URL: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15426720

Themes: Journalism, reporting, statistics. 


Friday, 8 February 2013

Summary - Why Does Sensationalism Sell?

Summary - Why Does Sensationalism Sell?

Title: Why Does Sensationalism Sell?
Author: Eric R. Olson, Life's Little Mysteries Contributor.
Publisher: Life's Little Mysteries, TechMediaNetwork.
Date published: 25 October 2012, 06:12 PM ET.
URL: http://www.lifeslittlemysteries.com/110-why-does-sensationalism-sell.html [Accessed 16:33 22/01/13].

Themes: Sensationalism, yellow journalism, red tops.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Summary - Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction

Summary - Cultural Imperialism: A Critical Introduction



Title of chapter: 2, Media Imperialism. 

Pages: 34-45, 57-64.

Author: John Tomlinson.

Date published: April 1st 1991.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press.



Themes: Journalism, media imperialism, indoctrination.


Friday, 1 February 2013

Evaluation - Red Tops

Evaluation - Red Tops:


My reading of the online article Hacking book: the difference between telling the truth and telling a story led me to the discovery of a nickname for many infamous tabloid newspapers, known as 'Red Tops'.


Red tops are generally defined as a tabloid newspaper, particularly those considered to be of a lower standard than the broadsheets. In other words, the likes of the Daily Mirror, The Sun or the Daily Star being held under those of The Guardian, The Independent or the Telegraph. Though I am usually met with a universal flurry of "Seriously?" when I utter the dreaded words "I read the Daily Mirror." the newspaper borders an entertainment show and when compared to say, The Guardian, the syntax used (even if this is the journalist's own idiolect) are on different spectrum's. Overall, reading the report of North Korea's nuclear test by the Daily Mirror will be a tad bit more humerous than one by the Guardian. And that is when the line is drawn.

Thursday, 31 January 2013

Summary - Simulacra and Simulation (The Precession of Simulacra)


Summary - Simulacra and Simulation (The Precession of Simulacra)


Title of the book: Simulacra and Simulation.
Title of chapter: The Precession of Simulacra.
Pages: 55-60.
Author: Jean Baudrillard.
Translator: Sheila Faria Glaser.
Date published: Original April 1985, revised Febuary 15th 1995.
Publisher: University of Michigan Press.

Themes: Hyperreality, Society, Simulations.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Summary - A History of Newspapers in the United States Through 250 Years 1690 to 1940

Summary - A History of Newspapers in the United States Through 250 Years 1690-1940

Title: A History of Newspapers in the United States Through 250 Years 1690 to 1940.

Title of chapter: Chapter XXVII Journalism in the West, section 'The rise and fall of Yellow Journalism 1892-1914'.
Pages: 531-539.
Author/initials: Frank Luther Mott (F.M)
Year published: Original in 1941, revision in 2000.
Edition: 2000 Revised edition.
Publisher: Routlege/Thomemmes Press.

Themes: Journalism, hyperbole, war.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Independent - Slideshow research

Independent - Slideshow research:



Mr William's recently provided me with a slideshow that presents the basic foundations of Postmodernism  Doing so after believing that the series of movies I watched will have given me a good introduction into the concept. 

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Summary - Media Publishes Wrong Facebook Photo in Wake of Tragic Shooting

Summary - Media Publishes Wrong Facebook Photo in Wake of Tragic Shooting

Title: Media Publishes Wrong Facebook Photo in Wake of Tragic Shooting.
Author: D.L Cade.
Publisher: Petapixel.
Date Published: Dec 14, 2012.
URL: http://www.petapixel.com/2012/12/14/media-publishes-wrong-facebook-photo-in-wake-of-tragic-shooting/ [Accessed 15/12/12]

Themes: Journalism, misreporting.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Summary - How to deal with the media

Summary - How to... deal with the media:

Title: How... to deal with the media.
Author: Andre Pakes.
Material Designation: Pamphlet.
Publisher: UCU (University and College Union).

Themes: Journalism from the public perspective.