Community Media Café #1 – Real People, Real Stories

For the past several months I have been writing about community media cafés, what they are, and how they operate in today’s media landscape. To this day, however, very little research has been done on the subject matter despite the increasing amount of community media cafés that appear in response to ‘the’ community’s thirst for […]

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Fight a Processed Diet!

Now we have seen the different sides of this argument, and the effects a highly processed diet can have, I’m sure you’re asking the question ‘what can we do about it?’. Well! I’m going to show you some of the advice being given about this and also what other people have been doing to try […]

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What Do Processed Foods Do To Our Health?

When extra sugar, salt and fat is added to our food, it can cause some undesirable results. If we have a diet consisting mainly of these types of foods it can cause rapid weight gain, dehydration and increased risk of diabetes, as well as more sweat, body odour, bad breath, headaches, lethargy and fatigue. This […]

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The Internet Says YES to Processed Food

The other side of the argument from my previous post ‘The Internet Says NO to Processed Food’ says that processed foods are A-Okay! The discussions falling on this side hold the beliefs that processed foods are cheap, plentiful, have wide variety, provide a different kind of nutrition not available in ‘whole foods’ and are more […]

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The Internet Says NO to Processed Food

One popular opinion appearing again and again online is that processed food should be avoided as much as possible. There seems to be a lot of deiscussions and reasoning for this view, some being that processed foods are bad for you due to increased risk of diabetes, weight gain, cost to the environment from the […]

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What Is Community Media?

‘Community’ To understand what community media is we first need to know the separate parts, ‘community’ and ‘media’. The dictionary definition of community is: 1. a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share  government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage. 2. a locality inhabited by such a group. 3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics  or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the  larger society within which it exists(usually preceded by the): the business  community; the community of scholars. 4. a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage:  the community of Western Europe. However a community cannot be simply defined by a dictionary because community is different for everyone and everyone is part of […]

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Anti-social Behaviour in Community Media

Anti-social behaviour gets covered  lot more in community media in comparison to mainstream media outlets. This is likely due to the information and stories written and posted about being more relevant at the level. The screenshot below is taken from the well known community media outlet, The Bristol Cable, and shows an article about the […]

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D&Demon Meets The World!

With all the pieces falling into place for D&Demon to truly begin in the New Year, the final task on my part for the project preparation was to create some social media channels for the group! This thought soon led into a discussion about which social media platforms we should use for the project. We […]

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We need to talk about Processed Food.

Human diet has long been a topic of debate. It seems everyone has a different idea of what is good for you with regard to food, for your great aunties home recipe of ‘triple lard’ – to your hip vegan friend, everyone has something to say on it.   With progression of technology and communication […]

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DIY-DMU Podcast 01

Tonight is the first DIY-DMU podcast, in which Dave, Mike, John and myself met up to talk about the different approaches we have to learning, and the kind of things we do to make our learning easier. We recorded the podcast in the concourse of the DMU Queens building. We will be running this podcast […]

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