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John Jewell

John Jewell

Dr John Jewell is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Cardiff BA in Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

Research and teaching interests include the representation of asylum seekers and refugees in the British media and the history and development of the popular press. I am also interested in advertising, propaganda and political communication.

It's all too easy to switch off from bad news – and it's dangerous too

Jun 17, 2017 16:32 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The full horror of the Grenfell Tower fire in west London is still to emerge. Like millions of others, I watched live as TV breakfast reports showed the blaze in its intensity and eyewitnesses told of their devastating...

Why Car Share is the one of the greatest comedies ever made

May 03, 2017 02:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

This evening sees the final episode of series two of Car Share, the Peter Kay and Sian Gibson BBC One sitcom, which revolves around the developing romantic relationship of the two lead characters as they journey to and...

If Facebook ruled the world: Mark Zuckerberg's vision of a digital future

Feb 28, 2017 06:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Mark Zuckerberg, the 32-year-old multi-billionaire co-founder and CEO of Facebook has published his manifesto for the future. Its a comprehensive vision, running at nearly 6,000 words and the political and media elites...

US under Trump Series

Everything you wanted to know about @realdonaldtrump's Twitter habit

Feb 02, 2017 15:23 pm UTC| Technology Politics

Another day, another tweet, another incident. This time Donald Trump, the prolific and seemingly indiscriminate tweeter who just happens to be leader of the free world has damaged diplomatic relations with Australia by...

Regional newspapers are starving to death but can local journalism survive?

Aug 04, 2016 09:58 am UTC| Insights & Views Business

In October 2015, at a cost of 220m, Trinity Mirror, the parent company of Mirror newspapers and the Sunday People, took complete control of Local World publisher of around 100 local newspaper titles. The purchase has...

Come on Wales – outrage over Mars support for England football team is storm in a tea-break

Jun 01, 2016 02:06 am UTC| Insights & Views Sports

Welsh football fans are up in arms. They are calling for a boycott of Mars bars after claims that the confectionery super company has snubbed Wales and its fans by flaunting its support for England in the forthcoming...

New Day barely dawned: here's why UK's latest paper closed after just two months

May 05, 2016 16:02 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

So, barely two months and 50 editions since Trinity Mirror launched its bright new newspaper venture, The New Day, the company has announced its closure. Confirming widespread industry speculation and the worst fears of...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slump after White House officials seen divided over imposition of harder tariffs on China

The U.S. 10-year Treasuries slumped during European trading hours Friday after mild signs of cooling trade war between the United States and China were observed, as White House officials remain divided over a harder action...

German bunds slump despite lower-than-expected June manufacturing PMI; Eurozone PMIs cheer investors

The German bunds slumped during European session Friday even as the countrys manufacturing PMI for the month of June came in lower than market expectations. However, eurozones PMIs cheered investors, thus lending...

New Zealand’s net migrant inflows continue to trend downwards in May; impetus to GDP growth likely to shrink

New Zealands monthly net migrant inflows continued to trend downwards, but ticked up on last month as arrivals bounced while departures continued to lift. Short-term visitor arrivals lifted and continue to hold at elevated...

USD/TWD likely to head for 30.5 as global markets start to react seriously on threat of trade war, says Scotiabank

The USD/TWD currency pair is expected to head for 30.5 level as global markets have started to take threat of trade war seriously, according to the latest research report from Scotiabank. USD/TWD NDF points are now trading...

JGBs trade tight after May consumer price inflation meets estimates, June manufacturing PMI rises

The Japanese 10-year government bonds traded in a tight range on Friday after the countrys national consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of May met market expectations, although remaining far from the Bank of...

Politics

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Venezuelas May 20 presidential election may be an election in name only. Nicolás Maduro is widely expected to be reelected as Venezuelas president despite his 20 percent approval rating and profound mismanagement...

Ramaphosa's new dawn: much better, but not nearly enough

Cyril Ramaphosas rise to power has been greeted enthusiastically by most South Africans. Their hope is that the new president represents a leadership cohort within the governing African National Congress (ANC) thats...

Profile: Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's hardline defence minister

One of the most divisive figures in Israeli politics, Avigdor Lieberman, has been his countrys defence minister since May 2016. Despite his publicly acrimonious relationship with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu,...

The first terrorist act in Indonesian prison: the triggers and how to prevent them

Indonesia witnessed another terrorist act last week. But, this time, it occurred in a maximum-security detention centre located at the polices Mobile Brigade headquarters in Depok, West Java. More than 150 terrorist...

South Africa's print media is failing to empower citizens on corruption

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family captured elements of the...

Science

Bacteria Could Be the Key To Breathing on Mars, Study Says

The atmosphere on Mars is so thin that humans wont be able to breathe on the red planet unless they are wearing space suits. With plans to colonize it, wearing the bulky apparel would pose a considerable level of...

Magnets Could Be the Key to Better Wine, Study Finds

Humans have been making wine since pre-historic times, with the discovery of alcoholic beverages made from honey dating thousands of year back. Throughout the millennia, new methods for wine-making have cropped up. This...

Antipsychotic Drugs Increases Risks Of Obesity and Diabetes In Children, Study Says

Update: The article previously mentioned that antipsychotic drugs were used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study does not mention this fact and we apologize for the inaccurate statement....

Scientists Just Found A Black Hole That Is Eating Everything In Its Path

Black holes are some of the most terrifying subjects in the realm of science. Not only do they offer a glimpse into the raw power that is present in the universe, they also invoke undefinable terror in those who imagine...

Salt Could Prevent Hearing Loss After An Explosion

In movies, whenever a bomb goes off or an explosion occurs, there is that iconic moment where sounds are muffled and there is a high-pitched ring that pervades the whole scene. While films can go over-the-top with regards...

Technology

Ukrainian Authorities Arrest 4 Programmers Operating Bogus Crypto Exchanges

Ukrainian authorities arrested four men who were tagged in six fraudulent virtual currency exchanges that eventually resulted in the financial losses of their victims. According to Cointelegraph, the men promoted the bogus...

Hydro-Quebec Tells Crypto Companies to Bid for Electricity

Earlier this month, Hydro-Quebec released an announcement stating that it will temporarily stop processing requests from crypto mining companies, with the mandate coming directly from the Quebec provincial government. The...

Swiss Federal Councillor Urges Inclusion of Blockchain in School Curriculums

Crypto miners and companies operating in this new industry have been gravitating towards Switzerland since the countrys stance on the nascent market is quite friendly. One of its regions has even been dubbed Crypto Valley,...

Festival Organizers Turn to Blockchain to Eliminate Scalpers

In the first of its kind, the promoters of a music festival will run the majority of an event via blockchain technology. This particular niche in the music industry has a deep-rooted problem with scalpers, those people who...

Apple Seeks Cancellation of 4 Qualcomm Patents

It is now starting to look like Apple and Qualcomm will never run out of reasons to drag each other to court. Recently Apple filed a complaint that seeks the cancellation of four patents granted to Qualcomm. As first...
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