OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
Good things come in (week) threes! And one way to make sure of it is to kick off the week by browsing through our Committee Recommends, which this week cover topics from the GameStop battle to the Gruffalo – there really is something for everyone.
“It’s dramatic, and you don’t see this magnitude very often. But when it happens, it’s spectacular.”
Seen the word Gamestop about a million times last week but still not quite sure what it’s all about? Read this.
“The dominant strain of American liberalism is not economic socialism but political authoritarianism.”
Worried about the Silicon Valley censorship saga? This won’t help, but it will shed more light on the disturbing reality of the day.
A BIT OF LISTENING
Tired of term already and fancy something you can just stick on and relax to? Try this podcast about Julia Donaldson, the biggest selling author of the past decade in any genre (The Gruffalo alone has sold 13m copies!)
This week’s podcast episode of ‘Payne’s Politics’ by the Financial Times speaks to Mark Harper, chair of the Covid Recovery Group, about what Tory MPs want to hear from the prime minister as Covid restrictions are lifted.
THE WATCH LIST
What’s more gripping than Black Mirror? Real-life Black Mirror. This feature documentary tells the story of two live streamers seeking fame, fortune and human connection in China’s digital idol-making universe, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.
Netflix’s newest hit tells the story of a British widow hires a self-taught archaeologist to dig up mysterious formations on her land on the eve of World War II, leading to a staggering find.
ONE TO FOLLOW
Always nice to have a bit of art on your feed, and what better than the cartoonist for Tortoise, the online newsroom that promises slower, wiser news.
That’s all for this week. Interested in writing for us? Contact us to chat about submissions.