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Review of Doctor Who: The Woman Who Fell to Earth

Well, was it worth the wait? Was all the fuss of having a woman playing Doctor Who (I’m old fashioned) all that it was cracked up to be?

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Doctor Who aims to destroy from within

A new series of Doctor Who has begun, and it truly is the final straw, the end of the line. Over and out. Those unheeding fat-cat execs have made a terrible mistake, and I predict that the once loyal fanbase will soon turn against the show, the ratings will plummet and things will never be the same.

24/10/18
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The performance of Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and the Royal Wedding

In this blog, Oliver Bray, Head of Performing Arts at the university, looks at the performance of the Royal Wedding, the new Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry.

23/05/18
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Social media users freely share personal data but fear highly-regulated Government ‘snooping’

Dr Simon Hale-Ross, law lecturer at Leeds Law School, Leeds Beckett University, writes on digital security.

14/05/18
Leeds Beckett University DR Simon Hale-Ross
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The Facebook privacy scandal proves that if it’s free online, you are the product

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to congress last week highlights one of the key issues of our time - Data acquisition by digital corporations and its lack of regulation.

17/04/18
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Time to stop weight stigma in UK national newspapers

In this blog post, Dr Stuart Flint, Senior Research Fellow in the Carnegie School Of Sport, reflects on the dangers of weight stigma by UK national newspapers.

04/09/17
Leeds Beckett University Dr Stuart Flint

Fake news

In light of the increasing scrutiny of how fake news is spread on social media platforms following the US election result, Sean Dodson, Senior lecturer and postgraduate leader in Journalism at Leeds Beckett, explores the issue and how journalism can stay independent, truthful and fair.

16/11/16

Social Media: a new site for racism in football

Irrespective of the credibility of claims that racist abuse has been largely eradicated from football stadiums, there is growing evidence of a large volume of abuse circulating among the ‘prosumers’ (producers and consumers) of social media, say Professor Jonathan Long and Dr Dan Kilvington in today's blog post.

11/11/16
Leeds Beckett University Professor Jonathan Long
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The John Lewis Christmas ad – a different approach for a depressing year?

The long-awaited John Lewis Christmas advert, staring Buster the Boxer, was finally unveiled this week and in this blog post, Neil Kelley, Course Leader for the BA (Hons) Marketing and BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising Management courses at Leeds Beckett University, shares his thoughts on this year's festive offering.

11/11/16

Martian invasions and other tales: telling stories in museums

Dr Rachel Connor, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Leeds Beckett, is currently involved in a research project at Harvard University, where an extract of her BBC 4 radio drama is featured in an exhibition ‘Radio Contact: Tuning in to Politics, Technology and Culture.’

Dietitians in the media

This week is Dietitians Week and in today’s blog post, freelance consultant dietitian and Senior Lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Ursula Philpot, takes a look at the changing role of dietitians in the media and in health-related television programming.

09/06/15
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Christmas is for Winning

Today's Daily Mirror asks: Is the Sainsbury's Christmas advert 2014 a moving tribute or a cynical commercial? Leeds Beckett advertising expert and course leader for BA (Hons) Marketing and Advertising Management, Neil Kelley, contributed his thoughts about the new advert to the article and in this blog post he delves into the recent phenomenon of the Christmas advert.

14/11/14

Integration of Commonwealth Games key to its success

As the Commonwealth Games gets underway in Glasgow, Dr Lynne Hibberd, Lecturer in Media, Communication and Cultures takes a look at how Parasports will be featured by the media.

24/07/14
Leeds Beckett University Dr Lynne Hibberd

Considering Media and Place

On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July, Leeds Metropolitan University held a Media and Place conference to launch a new masters degree in Media and discuss research from around the world. Dr Lynne Hibberd was one of the organisers of the event.

18/07/14
Leeds Beckett University Dr Lynne Hibberd

How will we use media during the Tour de France?

The Tour de France is coming to town tomorrow and Lynne Hibberd is reflecting on the way that we now use media to document such moments in time and place, leading up to Leeds Met's Media and Place conference next weekend and the launch of the new masters degree in Media.

03/07/14
Leeds Beckett University Dr Lynne Hibberd

Dietitians in the Media Spotlight

In our latest Dietitians Week blog post, freelance consultant dietitian and Senior Lecturer in nutrition and dietetics, Ursula Philpot takes a look at how the profession is portrayed by the media.

12/06/14

Livestrong or Liestrong

"The United States Anti-Doping Association (USADA) claims that Armstrong and his US Postal Service Team (UPS) Team "ran the most sophisticated, professionalized (sic) and successful doping programme the sport has ever seen." And as we know he has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

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