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    A Day in the Life Being an SGS Fellow

    July 2019 was marked by one of the most exciting and unforgettable things I have ever done. I became a fellow of the Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change. The three weeks I was away from home I spent in the beautiful Schloss Leopoldskron. I lived with about 70 other students from Mexico, Argentina, Lebanon, the US, Hong Kong, India, Palestine, the UK, etc. The topic of the 13th programme of the Academy was “The cost of disbelief: fracturing societies and the erosion of trust”.  In The Morning… After breakfast, our day would begin at 9am. Until lunch we would have several interactive lectures / key notes given by…

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    A Day in the Life Working at bTV Media Group

    I spent a month as a journalist intern for the news department of bTV – one of top 2 Bulgarian TV channels. In just a month I got introduced to the practices of real journalism, I met interesting people who have remarkable points of view and taught me how to sustain the highest quality of work. I also made incredile friends. I got to work together with people I had only seen on TV. Every day brought different tasks and emotions which made this experience so unique. Here is how a “usual” day at bTV News would unfold.  If my daily tasks included helping out with the broadcasting of the…

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    Podcast With Ashley Woodfall

    The following podcast is an interview with Ashley Woodfall who has a long experience in the TV industry. He is a co-convener of the Children’s Media Foundation (CMF). His primary research is on children and cross-platform media which makes him a very suitable interviewee for this blog post. Some of you may know him as the Programme Leader of BA (Hons) Television Production at Bournemouth University. And some of you might know him as a lecturer for the BA (Hons) Media Production course at BU.

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    Gaming As A Mental Disorder?

    In June 2018 gaming was officially recognised as a mental disorder by The World Health Organisation (WHO). There are still contradictory findings and arguments on whether it can actually be classified as such. At the very least, we have all played Super Mario or War Craft. No one I knew was deemed “addicted” or “sick”. My best friend used to play GTA when she was 12 until she turned 16. She is feeling alright now, she is 20 and hasn’t touched the PlayStation ever since. A question: When did game designers start putting addictive ingredients in their games? I decided to devote this article to video game addiction, as it is an…

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    Instagram: The Beauty Guru For Kids

    What about creating a school subject, which teaches kids that there is no point in rushing to grow up? Aging is inevitable for everyone anyway. How about giving kids a weekly assignment of a 1000-word-long essay. ‘The perks of acting and looking in accordance with my real age’ could be the topic. Maybe just then they will understand that putting seven different layers of makeup, or growing nails longer than their fingers just does not look natural on them. …Or perhaps this is what comes with the package of a brand new kid…