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The Don’t Touch Campaign

The Don’t Touch Campaign

Entertainment, Music
Words: Joanne Clark | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith As allegations of sexual assault and harassment in the music industry come to light, I talk to Melissa Svensen, creator of the Don't Touch Campaign. As part of a module on her Multimedia Journalism course, Melissa Svensen was given a brief - "Identify a subject or issue for a piece of campaigning or investigative journalism and produce a series of articles for publication." And so she chose an issue that she was already aware of in the world of music. Melissa is no stranger to the music industry. Gigs are a regular part of her social life, and she writes about music on a successful blog, of which she is editor. Her campaign is centred around an issue that has come to light more and more throughout the past couple of months - sexua...
The most comfortable cinema experience ever?

The most comfortable cinema experience ever?

Entertainment, Film & TV
Words & images: Joanne Clark | Subbing: Bernadette Galbraith Independent cinemas are dotted all around London, but have you ever been to one? I spoke to the cinema manager of one of the newest (and oldest) independent cinemas in the city. Growing up, going to the cinema was something my family did fairly regularly, although it wasn't until I grew older that my love for cinema really developed. Sometimes we would go to the Genesis Cinema in Stepney, and on special occasions, we would go to the premiere Odeon Cinema in Leicester Square. I have a fond memory of watching one of the earlier Harry Potter films in the huge premiere screen, and feeling like I was somewhere particularly incredible. This summer, I spent half of my life in the cinema, watching new releases and taking adv...
The other end of the runway: A male models perspective on the modelling industry

The other end of the runway: A male models perspective on the modelling industry

Fashion
Question 1: Do you see yourself represented as a young black male in the modelling industry ? Answer: There aren't that many black male models in the industry that I can say 'I identify with"  I initially didn't think I was represented because I haven't been signed to an agency, therefore, I'm not a professional. However, the comments and praise I have got from those who have been watching me, explained that being signed doesn't define being a professional. So, now looking back on what you asked, yes I do see myself represented as young black male modelling in the industry. I am representing myself asI slowly make my way up.   Question 2: What inspired you in wanting to pursue modelling? Answer: Hmm, this is actually a difficult question to answer believe it or not.
The Cheese Chronicles: An experiment into the capabilities of cheese…

The Cheese Chronicles: An experiment into the capabilities of cheese…

Food
The time has come, it's the final episode of the cheese chronicles. Hold tight, grab your cheese toasties and watch this video, there's no doubt it will open up your eyes into an extraordinary world of cheese. via GIPHY We put the statement that "cheese will go with everything" to the test. Is it true? Unless you've done a similar test then you better watch this, as we delve into the cheesy underworld and find its friends and foes. This ones certainly not a stinker with a feature from the cheesemister himself, Mr Etienne Fermie. We know It's that time of year and we are here to help you embrace your cheesy cheer. We want to see you get creative with your cheese over Christmas. Why not put it on the turkey? Set fire to it on top of your Christmas pudding? Layer it over your Nan? T...
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