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  • Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Witches in popular culture

    By Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley

    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    22 May 2017

  • Witches in popular culture

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    Witches in popular culture Creative commons image Icon Matthew under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 22 May 2017
    Western culture can't seem to shake off portraying women as witches. Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley wonders why.
  • Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    By Danah Boyd

    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    17 May 2017

  • Has media literacy become self-destructive?

    Has media literacy become self-destructive? Creative commons image Icon 1uffster (Jeanie) under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 17 May 2017
    Danah Boyd, founder of Data & Society, asks if American society has become too distrustful of experts
  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    By Ian Cummins, Martin King

    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    16 May 2017

  • Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes?

    Why is the media still fascinated by Brady and Hindley's crimes? Creative commons image Icon David Brown under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 16 May 2017
    Half a century on, the Moors Murders remain a fixed point of fascination and horror for the UK media. Two Manchester-based academics explain why.
  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    By Laura Clancy

    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management

    Why the Duke of Edinburgh's retirement was a masterclass in media management Creative commons image Icon Bessie Wilde / MidKent College under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 May 2017
    The announcement that Prince Philip was to stand down from public engagements showed that Buckingham Palace has learned how to play the media at its own game.
  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    By The OpenLearn team

    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let...

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    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    04 May 2017

  • Star Wars: The Course Awakens

    Star Wars: The Course Awakens Creative commons image Icon Kristina Alexanderson [[CC BY-NC-ND 2.0]] via Flickr Creative Commons under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Updated 04 May 2017
    May the fourth be with you! You don't have to be in a galaxy far, far away to learn more about Star Wars. Let the force awaken your curiosity and...
  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    By Rhys James Jones

    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When ...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Apr 2017

  • How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom

    How the ZX Spectrum and ZX81 shaped Frank Sidebottom Creative commons image Icon James / The Being Frank Movie under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Apr 2017
    Rhys James Jones traces the legendary Frank Sidebottom's roots back to the early days of home computing. (When "computing" was a thing you did, and doing it...
  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

    By Kate Stewart, Matthew Cole

    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    13 Apr 2017

  • Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan?

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    Why isn't Doctor Who a vegan? Creative commons image Icon Pat Cuadros under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Apr 2017
    The Doctor exhibits compassion to all creatures, across space and across history. Except the delicious ones, it seems. Kate Stewart and Matthew Cole wonder...
  • Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license

    Porn licensing isn't the answer

    By Andrew Smith

    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says...

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    Updated on:

    30 Mar 2017

  • Porn licensing isn't the answer

    Porn licensing isn't the answer Creative commons image Icon hansol under CC-BY licence under Creative-Commons license
    Updated 30 Mar 2017
    The UK government thinks children can be protected from web porn by building barriers. Good luck with that, says Andrew Smith.
  • Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license

    Reporting in the fog of an attack

    By Richard Sambrook

    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up...

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    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    28 Mar 2017

  • Reporting in the fog of an attack

    Reporting in the fog of an attack Creative commons image Icon Jay Bergesen under Creative Commons BY 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 28 Mar 2017
    As Channel 4 News showed following the Westminster attacks, it can be easy for even the best journalists to slip up covering a fast-moving story. 
  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    By Dr Paula James

    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern...

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    Article

    5 mins

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    09 Mar 2017

  • Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions

    Heart of a heartless world, soul of soulless conditions Creative commons image Icon Loren Javier under CC-BY-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Mar 2017
    As the series 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' turns 20 we look back at how, though she may have been a modern California girl, Buffy's relationships...