OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
Welcome to the 2nd week edition of ‘Committee Recommends’, and well done for getting through the first. Whether you’ve been kickstarted into action and are in full term momentum or relying on the little break moments to get you through, there will be something in here for you, so why not have a look?
“Singing is as psychological as it is physical.”
John Colapinto, a Canadian writer, tells the story of his near-brush with musical fame and examines how much our voices reveal who we are.
IN THE NEWS
In the latest development of the big tech accountability saga, Google has threatened to pull its search engine from Australia if they went ahead with a proposed law that would force the Internet giant to pay news organisations for showing their stories in its search results.
Found yourself obsessed with the costumes in Bridgerton? Read this to see how costume dramas take risks, surge in national hardship and why they haven’t done more to portray the effects of slavery on black lives.
A BIT OF LISTENING
Perfect for a light-hearted on-the-go listen, this podcast dissects popular songs (40 minute episode on ‘drivers license’ anyone? and why they appeal to us, and looks back on the success of different genres and artists.
Tired of confusing statistics about COVID-19? This might just be the podcast for you, closely examining prominent facts/figures and presenting them in a refreshing way.
HAVE A LOOK
A striking photographic project titled ‘We Are Not The Dead’ sees portraits of British soldiers before, during, and after their deployment in Afghanistan.
That’s all for this week. Interested in writing for us? Contact us to chat about submissions.