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Stephen Cushion

Stephen Cushion

Reader, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Dr Stephen Cushion is a Reader and Director of MA Political Communication at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

How left-wing media sites have changed their coverage of the Labour Party under Keir Starmer

Jul 16, 2020 14:12 pm UTC| Politics

Left-wing alternative media sites such as The Canary, The Skwawkbox, and Novara Media have spent several years providing intense support for the Labour leadership under Jeremy Corbyn. But our analysis shows how they...

Coronavirus: fake news less of a problem than confusing government messages – new study

Jun 13, 2020 10:58 am UTC| Insights & Views

Studies have suggested social media is rife with disinformation, with surveys showing a high proportion of people have been exposed to false or misleading claims about COVID-19, fuelling dramatic headlines. But our...

People have been switching off from coronavirus news – but the Dominic Cummings story cut through

May 29, 2020 13:53 pm UTC| Politics

The turmoil about whether Boris Johnsons chief adviser, Dominic Cummings, broke the UKs lockdown rules has fuelled public anger about the government. This is despite many people experiencing news fatigue that led them to...

Coronavirus: BBC News is uniquely placed to serve the nation – how it does so will define its future

Apr 04, 2020 07:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

With misinformation about countering the global pandemic rife, the BBC has stood out as a guarantor of truth and accuracy, delivering on its traditional Reithian values of entertaining, informing, educating the nation...

Briferendum Aftermath Series

BBC 'Brexit bias' claims need to be based on hard evidence

Mar 24, 2017 07:39 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The recent letter to the BBC by a group of MPs accusing it of anti-Brexit bias looks like the latest attempt by politicians and press magnates to intimidate the public broadcaster. The letter complains that the BBC has,...

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Economy

91% of workers satisfied with remote working

A government-commissioned survey of 878 workers showed that over 91 percent of South Koreans working from home are satisfied with the alternative. Out of the 91 percent, there was 60.5 percent said they were mostly...

Afghanistan inks $160 million solar and wind power deal with US, Turkey, India.

Afghanistan signed a $160 million solar photovoltaic and wind power project deal with the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Turkey, and India that will bolster its grid by 110 megawatts in the next 16...

UAE, Israel eye energy, infrastructure cooperation

The energy ministers of the UAE and Israel explored possible investment opportunities in energy, infrastructure, oil, gas, and renewable energy in a video call on Wednesday. The two countries also focused on advanced...

S. Korean healthcare and cosmetics exports surge 42% in August

South Korea exported US$1.69 billion worth of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and medical devices in August, up 42 percent from a year ago. According to data from the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), the...

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Politics

World War 3: Viral video of Chinese soldiers crying mocked on social media in the midst of border conflict with India

China and India have a long-running conflict over the Himalayan border and should tensions escalate between the two countries, an all-out conflict or world war 3 may ensue. A recent viral video of Chinese soldiers crying...

Joe Biden: Cindy McCain endorses Democratic nominee

Less than two months to go until the November elections, the race has former vice president Joe Biden and Donald Trump in a tie in polls in several states, but Biden has steadily maintained a lead over Trump. In an...

Barack Obama reminds Americans what is at stake in 2020 elections in new video

Since giving his formal endorsement of his former colleague Joe Biden several months ago, former president Barack Obama has constantly urged his supporters to cast a vote for Biden in the upcoming elections. While trying...

Ivanka Trump: New book reveals First Daughter's trademark requests in China fast-tracked after Donald Trump's election

There have been concerns surrounding Donald Trumps eldest daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trumps business dealings even as she works in the executive branch. A recent report reveals the trademark requests Ms. Trump...

Science

COVID-19 cure: UK-based researchers make breakthrough in finding 'druggable pocket' in coronavirus

When it comes to finding or developing a cure for the coronavirus or COVID-19, scientists are still in the midst of research and development with some already moving on to preliminary testing. As a definitive cure for the...

Aliens: Scientists present technique to detect water on exoplanets in search for life

In space exploration, scientists are also closely monitoring the cosmos for signs of alien life. A group of astronomers from the United Kingdom have proposed a method to find a certain building block of life on...

Climate change: Arctic sea ice reaches second record low

Although the world is suffering from the effects of climate change, colder regions such as Greenland and the Arctic are the worst hit. A recent report has revealed that the situation in the Arctic does not appear to do any...

NASA: Expert reveals the budget required to bring astronauts back to the Moon

With NASA currently undergoing preparations for its upcoming missions, the agency requires a lot of funding for preparations to stay on schedule. The upcoming Artemis mission is estimated to cost tens of billions of...

Technology

Xbox Game Pass teases ‘DOOM Eternal’ addition to its library

A cryptic Xbox Game Pass teaser on Wednesday is believed to be hinting at DOOM Eternals addition to the video game subscription service. In a Twitter image post, many fans reported they may have found a secret message that...

Google Pixel 5 leaks lack 120Hz refresh rate but include 8GB RAM, 4K60 video mode, and a 4,000mAh battery

Google Pixel 5 is the next smartphone to be unveiled during the busy fall season across the tech industry. However, even before Google officially unveils the device, the supposed specs sheet has been leaked leaving...

‘No Man’s Sky: Origins’ delivers ‘millions of untouched new worlds’

The latest major patch for No Mans Sky, titled Origins, has just dropped to fulfill Hello Games intention to double the gameplay content. In the developers words, Update 3.0 delivers millions of untouched new worlds as...

Can ‘Rainbow Six Quarantine’ be released in 2020?

The launch of Rainbow Six Quarantine was delayed even before the COVID-19 pandemic leading to the delay of its release. However, a recent supposed leak seemingly suggested that the game would be released sooner than most...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ beta tests kick off in October

The full release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is just around the corner. This also means that the annual beta tests before the games launch are also set. However, video game players should note that only those with...
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