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How we talk about Savile

How we talk about Savile Creative commons image William Starkey / Ian Macman under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 27 Feb 2016
The coverage of Jimmy Savile's criminal activity shows a media clinging to a sexist perspective, says Professor Karen Boyle

Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit?

Are businesses just leaping on transgender trends to turn a profit? Creative commons image
Updated 25 Nov 2015
When Selfridges is clearing space to make a genderfluid display space, and Will Young is working with trans actors, transgender people might seem...

Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity?

Is the UK in a moral panic about obesity? Copyrighted image Copyright: Gary Edwards
Updated 23 May 2014
Three quarters of British men are predicted to be obese by 2030. Have we become greedier and less active or are more complicating factors at work?

Indymedia

Indymedia Copyrighted image Copyright: indymedia.org
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Mar 2014
A global participatory network of journalists.

People's Voice Media

People's Voice Media Copyrighted image Copyright: People's Voice Media
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 12 Apr 2013
A community development organisation specialising in using social media to support people to have a voice, challenge perceptions and describe their...

Two can play at that game: When polls collide

Two can play at that game: When polls collide Copyrighted image Copyright: Kaarsten | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 29 Nov 2012
Can surveys be rigged to give each client the result they want? Or is there some subterfuge at hand in the way the results of polls can be reported...

The Open University Worldwide

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The Open University Worldwide Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 40 mins Updated 07 Oct 2009
The Open University transforms lives. Millions have realised or expanded their potential through flexible education programmes allowing them to...

Spectacular Flirtations

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Spectacular Flirtations Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2009
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 Mar 2009
Open University Art History professor, Gill Perry takes us through The National Portrait Gallery and explores the relationship between 18th Century...

Lord David Puttnam on New Media Opportunities

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Lord David Puttnam on New Media Opportunities Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University 2008
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 21 May 2008
In this wide-ranging and provocative interview, David Puttnam spells out the impact that digitisation will have on both traditional TV broadcasters...

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The public policy – action relationship

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The public policy – action relationship Copyrighted image Copyright: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 7 hours Updated 11 Feb 2016
Much literature on the public policy process focuses narrowly on the policy-making part. This free course, The public policyaction relationship,...

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Art of the twentieth century

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Art of the twentieth century Copyrighted image Copyright: The Open University/Karen Parker
Advanced level Duration 600 hours Updated 26 May 2016 Register by 08 Sep 2016
Explore the key media, artists, movements which have revolutionised the concept and practice of art in modern times – from painting and sculpture...