Speaking Out: Journalists On The Front Line:

“The daily tide of troubling news reports can be overwhelming, even for folks like us who have to read it”. It was with these words that Robyn Curnow, a CNN “anchor”, concluded her International Newsroom programme on 3rd April, thanking her viewers for their understanding. It was a rare acknowledgement that even trained professionals like […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Media | Posted on April 8th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The New Heroes: How Smartphones Are Helping To Combat The Pandemic:

“They could save the world in the war against the coronavirus”. This was the unlikely headline of a press bulletin published on March 20th by Kaiser Health News (KHN), a non-profit organisation based in San Francisco, California. Unlikely, because many recent assessments of smartphones appear to have focused as much on the perceived harm that […]

Filed under: Healthcare, Media | Posted on March 24th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week Adapts To A New Era:

The message was clear from the start of the latest LFW (14th – 18th February). “Now is the time for drastic change in how we do things. We’re in a different world, a world of emergency”. That was the view expressed by Lynne Franks, consumer lifestyle campaigner and fashion week co-founder”, cited by the Guardian’s […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on February 21st, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Donating By Text: How Charities Raise Money in 2020:

There’s a donkey advertisement which appears occasionally on Sky News TV. It begins by showing a skinny, bedraggled animal named Indar who is clearly finding it painful to stand on his overgrown hooves. A voice in the background then tells the viewers that Indar is just waiting for someone to rescue him and asks why […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on February 10th, 2020 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Electorate’s Dilemma: Which Party To Trust:

“People around the world expect and demand a lot more from their leaders than they receive”. That was the conclusion of Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, following the survey conducted by Gallup International in 2004 which revealed that 63% of the 50,000 people questioned in more than 60 countries considered their top politicians […]

Filed under: Media, Politics | Posted on November 5th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

London Fashion Week AW19: Fresh Faces On The Catwalks:

  Is there a risk that the twice yearly London Fashion Week is becoming a bit too predictable and routine? The press release issued by the British Fashion Council (BFC) prior to the latest LFW (Friday 15th – Tuesday 19th February) – which emphasized that the event would feature the very best of both the […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on February 25th, 2019 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Power To the People: The Online Companies & the New Data Regulations:

“Good night, Good Night: Parting is such sweet sorrow”. So declared Juliet to Romeo in Act II Scene II of the play by the 17th century English dramatist William Shakespeare. From her balcony in Verona, Juliet also expressed the hope that they would see each other the next morning. It didn’t of course, quite work […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on June 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The Next Windsor Wife: From TV Star To Global Royal Celebrity:

Is it really worthwhile these days becoming famous? The main advantage, the British rock singer David Bowie once observed, is that it guarantees you a good seat in a restaurant. In the film “Notting Hill”, the American actress Julie Roberts told Hugh Grant’s character that “ The fame thing isn’t really real, you know”, which […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on May 1st, 2018 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

Revolution In the Fashion World: The Catwalks Face Up To the Social Media Challenge:

Has London Fashion Week (and the ones in New York, Milan and Paris) become an anachronism? The BBC clearly thinks it’s still important: It devoted at least half of its prestigious “Today” morning radio programme on Friday 15th September (the first day of the latest LFW, which finished on Tuesday 19th September) to the event, […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on September 18th, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

The “Silly Season” Is No More: It’s Been Replaced By Something Much Worse:

Have you ever heard about “Nessie”? If yes, then you’ll know that it’s a monster that reputedly lives beneath the waters of Loch Ness in Scotland. On 11th May, The Scottish Mirror journalist, Natalie Evans, reported that a video taken by a tourist from Wales, Robb Jones, suggested that “the world famous mythical creature may […]

Filed under: Media, Society | Posted on August 21st, 2017 by Colin D Gordon | No Comments »

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