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Love, actually: dating in 2020

I can’t lie, when I heard the news that we’d probably all be holed up in our rooms for the next few...

Say So, TikTok, and the ‘Viral Sleeper Hit’

William McCathie examines TikTok's hit-making capabilities

A Note on Self-Forgiveness

TW: disordered eating, suicide In quarantine, where rooms are small and walls are thin, it’s very easy to...

For whom the Tik Toks speak

TikTok is a language entirely based on embracing ridicule

Blind Spots and Vigilantism: Learning from the ghosts of recent pandemics...

‘I refute the claim that news cannot be made directly relevant, engaging, and motivating wherever it happens.’ Francesca Butt warns us against the blind spots in our media coverage and tells us what we can learn from online outrage.

Antisocial Media

Between digging the bunker in the back garden and foraging for loo roll, I’ve mostly been scrolling through Oxlove recently, becoming increasingly...

COVID-19 Is Changing the Way We Socialise

'I can hardly offer them a virtual cup of tea when the conversation runs dry.' As our online interactions proliferate, Janae Byrne discusses the pitfalls of communicating via social media.

Interview with the previous leader of the Scottish Conservatives, Ruth Davidson

“I've previously joked it’s much harder to come out as a Tory at the BBC, than it is to come out as...

Magazines: a media migration

In a world where relaxation takes the form of 6 second Vines and temporary Snap stories, and where we are used to having our entire culture and news filtered through to us in carefully curated 280-word tweets, how can traditional print press compete?

Byron, Elvis and Kim: Celebrity Now

With social media platforms, we are now closer than ever before to celebrities and influencers. But has this changed the way we perceive them? George Rushton explores the celebrity/fan relationships across the ages.