media

Caught in the headlines: Scottish media coverage of Scottish Gypsy Travellers

To get an overview of media reporting of Scottish Gypsy Travellers, Amnesty International Scotland commissioned a media clippings agency to identify all Scottish media coverage relating to Scottish Gypsy Travellers over a four month period. This report documents findings of press coverage in terms of prevalence, tone, stereotypes and local politics. It concludes with recommendations for journalists,local politicians and the Scottish Government.

Media representations of black young men and boys

Report that provides an extensive analysis of media coverage of black young men and boys in the British news and current affairs media.

The central aim of the research is to understand how the news media represent black young men and boys, and specifically, to consider whether there is evidence of negative stereotyping of black young men and boys in the news media.

Children and parents: media use and attitudes report

Report designed to give an accessible overview of media use, attitudes and understanding among children and young people aged 5-15. It also documents the views of parents/carers about their child’s media use, and the rules, tools and other ways that parents manage such use.

The document is based principally on findings from Ofcom’s media literacy tracker conducted in spring 2011. Where possible, within the sample of children aged 5-15 and their parents, demographic analysis is conducted by age of the child interviewed, by gender and by household socio-economic group.

New media, young people and the internet

Alcohol marketing on the internet is growing rapidly, with the alcohol industry utilizing a range of new and interactive techniques to reach existing and new customers. Of particular concern is the presence of alcohol companies on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, and video sharing sites such as YouTube, given that huge numbers of children and young people use these sites on a regular basis, and are consequently at risk of exposure to marketing intended for adults.

Sexually explicit material and video on demand services: a report to DCMS

Report concerned with the protection of children from hard core pornography on UK-based video on demand services.

Young people, alcohol and the media

This report presents findings of a mixed-method study exploring how alcohol is represented in media consumed by young people, young people’s own interpretations of these representations, and the influence of the media and celebrities on young people’s attitudes to alcohol and their alcohol consumption. It also examines the views of media professionals on the production of alcohol-related content, the potential influence of the media on young consumers, and the role of the media in health promotion. Report published by the Joseph Rowntree foundation in September 2011.

What dementia is and what it isn’t

Multimedia resource that will further understanding of views of dementia in the media; facts and common misconceptions about dementia; and common symptoms, clinical terminology and causes of symptoms.

Innovative Approaches to Creating the Learning Organisation

Part of the IRISS Masterclass series, this podcast covers a talk by Euan Semple about embedding social media in the workplace. The event was held in Glasgow on 15 January, 2010.

Knowledge Cafe

A part of the IRISS Masterclass series, this podcast features David Gurteen talking about the Gurteen Knowledge Cafe. The event was held on 19 February, 2010.

Poverty in the media: Being seen and getting heard

Public understanding of poverty in the UK is limited. The media can give people with experience of poverty the opportunity to present their views, experiences and opinions, which can help to inform and create a groundswell of public opinion supporting efforts to tackle poverty. This study examines how people with direct experience of poverty in the UK can have a more effective voice in the media. Presentation of their views and experiences through media channels and help to shape and develop public opinion and build support for action to combat poverty.