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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U.S. Treasuries jump ahead of Jackson Hole Symposium, FOMC Kaplan’s speech

The U.S. Treasuries jumped Wednesday as investors wait to watch the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) member Kaplans speech, scheduled to be held today by 13:05GMT. Also, markets remain focussed to observe the speeches...

UK gilts continue to remain flat ahead of Q2 GDP

The UK gilts traded flat as investors wait to watch the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, due to be released on August 24 by 08:30GMT. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts, hovered around 1.08 percent,...

German bonds slump after manufacturing PMI surges in August; Q2 GDP in focus

The German government bonds slumped Tuesday after the countrys manufacturing PMI surged during the month of August. Also, investors remained focussed to read the countrys second-quarter gross domestic product, scheduled to...

Global economic growth likely to maintain recent pace, support Australian economy: St George Economics

The Australian economy has enjoyed 25-1/2 years of economic growth without a recession. It is an impressive achievement, with Australia having overtaken the Netherlands previous record for the longest stretch of economic...

Japan manufacturing PMI improves to 3-month high in August

Today sees the latest public release of the Nikkei Flash Japan Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI). Published on a monthly basis approximately one week before final PMI data are released, this makes the PMI the...


A major uprising in Jerusalem and beyond is just a few missteps away

The last thing the Middle East needs is a major conflagration in Israel-Palestine but a summer crisis in Jerusalem made it clear that in the right circumstances, it really could happen. The crisis began in the early...

Charlottesville, Virginia: the history of the statue at the centre of violent unrest

The violent scenes in Charlottesville, Virginia, that led to the death of one woman and left many more injured began as a dispute over a statue of General Robert E. Lee, which sits in a local public park. However, the...

Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and the dark side of American populism

Charlottesville, Virginia is home to the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson; he was a slave owner, but today stands as a symbol of the USs egalitarian ethos and political myth. But on August 12, some seven...

Is liking something on Facebook 'protected political speech'? It depends

Australians are often surprised to learn that their Constitution contains no right to free speech. Even the right to political speech, which is constitutionally implied, is increasingly complicated by new online platforms...

Why the withering nuclear power industry threatens US national security

These are tough times for nuclear power in the U.S. Power plants under construction are facing serious delays, halts and cost overruns. Utilities in South Carolina abandoned a project to complete construction of two power...


Scientists Advance 3D-Printed Living Tissue, Artificial Organ Creation

When most people think of 3D-printing, they imagine plastic or metal objects such as furniture or machine parts. However, scientists have been working on printing living tissue as well, which would allow scientists to...

Eclipse of reason: Why do people disbelieve scientists?

If youve been paying attention, you know that on Aug. 21, were in for a special cosmic treat: the Great American Eclipse of 2017. The moons shadow will track a 4,000-kilometre course across the continental United States...

Hackers Spread Malware Via DNA, Could Destroy Police Computer Networks

Scientists and engineers have been pushing the digital frontier for decades and they have just pushed the boundaries towards new territory. Encoding a malware in DNA, scientists were able to infect computers that tried to...

Scientists Discover New Type Of Brain Cells That Could Lead To Hyperintelligence

While tech revolutionaries like Elon Musk prefer to merge man with machine in order to make humans smarter, stronger, and better, others prefer a more biological approach. A team of scientists recently discovered new types...

Expert Warns Of CRISPR Causing Class Warfare

Humanity is living in an interesting age, where scientists can finally start manipulating the human genome in ways that were not possible before due to CRISPR. Many have even hypothesized that through these amazing...


AI’s Music Album Released With Song Lyrics From YouTuber

For some time now, artificial intelligence and machine learning have been the subject of intense debate and speculation as to what they are capable of. Recently, an album was released with the music created completely by...

BioShock 10th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Is Coming, It Costs $200

BioWare is about to give collectors who are fans of the BioShock franchise a treat come November when its BioShock 10th Anniversary Collectors Edition package arrives. Its a limited offer that comes with a BioShock: The...

Shenmue 3 Trailer Finally Released, Tempering Expectations Advised

The action RPG Shenmue franchise has had a cult following since its launch in earlier console generations. Since then, the third title has had to be crowdfunded, with expectations for the end result being high. A trailer...

HTC Vive Gets $200 Cheaper Following Similar Oculus Rift Tactic

Last month, Oculus decided to slash the price of its high-end virtual reality headset, the Rift in order to make it more appealing to mass consumers. This time, its HTCs turn to make its incredibly expensive Vive unit...

Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Sold Out In All Stores

During the 2017 Gamescom event on Sunday, Microsoft finally launched pre-orders for the special edition of its upcoming super-powered console the Xbox One X called the Xbox One X Project Scorpio. The name is obviously an...
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