OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
Hello everyone and welcome to Trinity Term 2023 with Oxford University Media Society! The committee and I are incredibly excited to unveil what we hope is a fascinating and diverse term card, and we’d love to see you at our events in the forthcoming weeks.
On Saturday we’ll be opening the term with Eve Bennett, a YouTuber and former Oxford student who now works in journalism. Alongside her well-known video content, we’ll be discussing her experience of the NCTJ qualification, a popular training programme for post-graduate journalists.
Media Society is all about helping our members to make meaningful connections with professional presenters, broadcasters, and journalists, as well as providing insight into the realities of the media industry itself. We’re particularly excited to hear Eve’s views on the contrast between a traditional journalism qualification and the challenges of self-promotion through online platforms in the digital age.
Other highlights to look out for later in term are interviews with Isabel Oakeshott and Rachel Riley, and a panel discussion on media trends with researchers from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. We can’t wait to ask engaging questions about journalistic ethics, public interest, and the practicalities of content production.
I’m absolutely delighted to have such an action-packed term in store and thank you to all of our fabulous committee for such hard work and enthusiasm. Please find us on TikTok if you haven’t already, look out for our newsletters, and we can’t wait to see you at our socials and events. Until then, here is our full term card and my top three articles about this week’s biggest news events — I hope you have a wonderful start to Trinity Term!
Financial Times: Rupert Murdoch pays a high price for his Fox News buccaneers
The Economist: If enough people think you’re a bad boss, then you are
National Geographic: How can you tell if a photo is AI generated? Here are some tips.