media

It’s my copy, right?

The developing journey of my knowledge of journalism law took another step recently when I began to learn more about the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. I’m pretty sure most people, as I have, have heard of the term copyright before, or have seen this logo before:

 copyright-logo

But I never knew exactly what it means and I certainly didn’t think of the vast amount of ways that this can influence journalists.

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Renée Zelwegger has a face!

When Renée Zelwegger stepped out with a new look recently, the media exploded. There were thousands of articles, blog posts and tweets about Renée Zellweger’s changing looks and this made me question how the media reports on celebrities and celebrity culture. When put in a very basic scientific way, scientists say we humans are  hard-wired to be fascinated with celebrity, and that our brains receive chemical stimuli that is pleasurable when we see familiar faces, This generates a huge industry for magazines, newspapers and journalists to delve into and produce content for the consumer.

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