Shelters for Social Justice held a question panel at Devlin’s Advocate on Nov. 2 to promote their organization and upcoming plans for Laurier International Brantford. The event consisted of Laurier students and advisors listening to what the panelists had to […]
Clown lives matter?
Now that the clown thing has finally blown over and we are worried about a different clown, I thought it might be a good time to deposit my two cents on the issue. There is no doubt in my mind […]
Police turn trigger fingers into twitter fingers
On Wednesday Nov. 9, Dr. Christopher Schneider visited Laurier Brantford as part of the new Visiting Public Scholar program. The lecture was hosted by the Department of Criminology and Faculty of Human and Social Sciences. The program invites guest speakers, […]
Are viral fear tactics just media hype?
When you think of getting a virus it instills fear, this is largely due to how the media portrays them. Dr. Penelope Ironstone, associate professor of Communications Studies at Laurier, has started looking into the idea of the portrayal of […]
#Tradecentre: Social media’s impact on the Toronto Maple Leafs
On Monday March 2, 2015 TSN aired a controversial tweet during the NHL trade deadline show. Every year, TSN has made attempts to establish a long and eventful day for sports fans as they cover an entire day of trades. […]
Art mirrors Russia
Russia, the famous red machine. The Soviet Empire, The Cold War, The Berlin Wall. Shady politics, strict nationalism, censored media. Russia has always fascinated us in North America, if not the entire world. It isn’t just the Americans that have […]
The Trews: Exploring the value of the Internet’s new media forums
Tired of fear-based media? Are you sick of the endless speculation of rumours? You want the news true and accurate? Well the internet has provided you with just what you want. Russell Brand presents The Trews, an almost daily video-based […]
Keep it simple stupid!
A time of moral panic can dissolve even the most stoic thinker’s poker face. Trying to adjust one’s moral compass to the direction of justness in a time in which each day thrusts a new boogeyman into global headlines is […]
Night Hawks – Tony Lee 2014
No sexy nurses
MTV debuted their latest show “Scrubbing In” following the party lifestyle of attractive twenty-something nurses in Los Angeles. October 24 marked the debut of the show and the nursing community hasn’t particularly welcomed it with open arms. The show […]
Irene: A debate in media hype
Before Hurricane Irene hit the eastern shores of the United States, one tuning in to CNN may have expected the apocalypse to rain down. Reporters in bright red or yellow rain jackets stood in cities along the shores of the […]
The changing face of journalism today
Media companies are laying off workers seemingly every week – over 100 from CTV this month alone. Nearly a quarter of the staff of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald were given pink slips in February, while CanWest – owners of Global TV […]