I talked in my last post about whether the controversial journalist George Monbiot was right to attack Sir David Attenborough in quite the way he did in his article a few weeks ago. This got me thinking about wider representations in the media and how this can distort our perceptions of the things we see … Continue reading Media Focus, Fascination and “Fake News”
For those of you that don't know already, today George Monbiot published a controversial column in the Guardian criticising the all round national treasure that is Sir David Attenborough. Monbiot states that Attenborough has "betrayed the living world he loves" after his recent interview about his new programme, Dynasties, for the Observer. My question is … Continue reading Monbiot on Attenborough: Justified or Extreme?
There's a little irony in this post in that I have been conspicuous in my lack of communication recently. It's my first post for a month as I have had a very busy few weeks adjusting to new working hours, and cracking on with starting my PhD. But... I'm back from my little hiatus and … Continue reading The Power of Communication
For those of you that don't know this week is AWARE Week, a week designated by Project AWARE to empower divers to take action to protect the underwater world. As a scuba diver - who is unable to actually get out and dive this week - I thought I'd use it as an excuse to … Continue reading AWARE Week: Sharks of UK Waters
The plight of the ocean. Plastic. Warming. Acidification. Biodiversity loss. It's been the focus of the mainstream media for quite some time now, perhaps largely down to the "Blue Planet Effect". Of course the mainstream media has its role to play, undoubtedly Sir Attenborough is a national treasure and my personal hero, but there are lots of … Continue reading Some Heroes Wear Speedos