OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
Welcome to our 6th week edition of ‘Committee Recommends’, which this week ranges from the BBC to Bellingcat. Take a look, there’s definitely something for everyone.
“It might be headline-grabbing, but the game of regulatory brinkmanship playing out in Australia fails to address the profound impact the attention economy is having on how we view the world.”
Facebook and Google are giant advertising platforms, not tenets of an open web. It’s time to start treating them as such.
“Battlements, Cirlot says of teeth. “The fortifications of the inner man.” It is hard to feel your fortifications crumble.”
A different read, but an interesting one nonetheless – one woman’s account of her journey with her habit of grinding her teeth.
An interesting read about the use of electronic monitoring in franchises and the difference in incentives between franchise models that resemble independent entrepreneurship versus employment.
“The BBC is an institution in perpetual peril, never more so than in this age of polarisation.”
A timely deep-dive into the current state of the BBC, as the corporation is squeezed by budget cuts and accusations of partisanship from both sides of the political spectrum.
IN THE NEWS
Netflix is raising the cost of some of its UK subscriptions from next month, its customers have been told.
Campaign groups say blocking access to reliable news sources leaves a void to be filled by misinformation and hate speech.
A BIT OF LISTENING
Have a listen to The Economist’s new podcast all about science, the media, and vaccine politics.
The story of how the world’s youngest female billionaire, the woman heralded as ‘the next Steve Jobs’, lost it all in the blink of an eye.
THE BOOK REVIEWS
In this gripping manifesto, the citizen journalist who uncovered the identities of the Salisbury assassins sets out his vision for news gathering in the 21st century.
That’s all for this week. Interested in writing for us? Contact us to chat about submissions.