OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
You’ve made it past the halfway mark! As a well-done, take a break and browse through our 5th week ‘Committee Recommends’ – with topics ranging from Britney Spears to Beijing.
“TikTok, known for its youngish demographic and upbeat, often goofy tone, felt more uplifting, and friendlier to feelings of community at a distance.”
Take a look at how a new generation of social-media star has flourished in front of a cooped-up, screen-dazed audience.
“I never wanted to become one of those prisoner people. I always wanted to feel free.”
From the origins of the viral hashtag and the reason it has resurfaced now, and how a recent documentary has shed light on details of the pop star’s conservatorship, here’s what we know so far about the controversy surrounding Britney Spears. And if you want more, click here.
IN THE NEWS
BBC World News has been banned from airing in China, a week after Beijing threatened to retaliate for the recent revocation of the British broadcasting license for China’s state-owned CGTN.
The Duchess of Sussex has welcomed her High Court privacy victory over the Mail on Sunday, saying the damage the publisher has done “runs deep”.
An insight into the Ken Loach scandal you’ve undoubtedly heard about.
A BIT OF WATCHING
The media has a drug problem, and we need to stage an intervention. From ‘face-eating cannibals on monkey dust’ to people on bath salts ‘ripping out their scrotum’ to ‘crack babies’, newspapers keep making up drug stories. This VICE documentary explores it all.
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