How women are changing the game The business landscape is changing with the rise of female entrepreneurs breaking through the traditional stereotypes of women in the workplace. The representation of women in the industry has varied greatly from those of their male counterparts, with women only accounting for a small portion of entrepreneurs. However, statistics … Continue reading #Girlboss: The Rise of Female Entrepreneurs
This week I was given the opportunity to share the story of my Mum Heather’s working history and more importantly discuss the role that mental health plays within the workplace. Deciding to choose my Mum to interview and share her story, I knew that there would inevitably be certain values that we would share. … Continue reading The Future of Work: Mental Health
“In an ideal world, of course, you wouldn’t be working in a job that clashed with your values, but leaving a job out of principle is a rare luxury that you can seldom afford. Instead, you have to find a way to bridge the gaps you find between the values and the culture you work … Continue reading The Future of Work: When Work Comes into Conflict with Your Values
Over the past century the world has seen significant changes within the workforce, with the rapid innovation of technology and societal shifts creating a new era of working. The introduction of new forms of technology within the workforce has created new opportunities for businesses and the ability to work remotely from a device. The desire … Continue reading Flexibility in the Workplace – The Future of Work
“We fail ourselves if the wrong person is in jail. Police, prosecutors and judges are society’s agents: what they do in our name, rightly or wrongly, measures us as a people. One wrongful conviction would be too many if you were the one: imagine for a moment that it’s you locked behind bars, innocent” (Rowlings, n.d., as … Continue reading Innocent Behind Bars
“Worldwide, millions of children are forced into unpaid or paid work that deprives them of an education, a happy childhood and a prosperous future” (SOS Children’s Village Canada, 2019). Living in a first world country, it often easy to forget how privileged we are as children to be able to have an education and to … Continue reading Child Labour in India
DISCLAIMER/TRIGGER WARNING! This blog post discusses sexual abuse against children. This content may not be suitable for everyone. Reader discretion is advised. The emergence of allegations made against celebrities and public figures involving the sexual abuse of children is becoming more prevalent throughout the years. The courage of victims in disclosing the details of the crimes … Continue reading Leaving Neverland
“Human rights are universal. Cultural, religious and moral practices and beliefs, and social attitudes must not be invoked to justify human rights violations against any group regardless of gender or sexual orientation,” (Kanem, N 2019). The LGBTIQ+ community has faced discrimination for centuries in a range of different forms, oppressing individuals based on their sexual … Continue reading #BoycottBrunei
Netflix's True Crime documentary 'Making a Murderer' has taken the world by storm, provoking its audience to take on the role of amateur sleuths in an attempt to uncover whether or not the central characters of the show are guilty or innocent. In the month following the release of the True Crime docu-series "19.3 million … Continue reading The ‘Making a Murderer’ Effect: Study
The Washington Post has jumped on the bandwagon of innovative journalism, creating a multimedia platform that tracks the promises made by US President Donald Trump. Journalists Glenn Kessler, Michelle Ye Hee Lee and Leslie Shapiro have spearheaded the project in a bid to track “more than 280 promises” that were made throughout his presidential campaign. The tracker has been … Continue reading Just Another Empty Promise
“Ethnographic methods are a means of tapping local points of view, households and community "funds of knowledge" (Moll & Greenberg, 1990), a means of identifying significant categories of human experience up close and personal” (Genzuk, M 2003). To begin my research into this topic I am going to start off by gathering and … Continue reading The ‘Making a Murderer’ Effect: Method
“By focusing on the informational dimension, I am attempting to critically examine the capacity of the digital sphere to provide an authentic picture of social reality constituted altogether by online and offline social spheres. Does the social reality presented online mirror offline social circumstances? How valid are the pieces of information retrieved online, … Continue reading The ‘Making a Murderer’ Effect: Background
Throughout my working history, media and communication has played a huge role in how the workplace operates. To be able to complete my role successfully I have relied heavily on techniques that Ethnographers use, analysing and paying attention to what is happening around me in order to adapt and conform to the workplace. … Continue reading Ethnography in the Workplace
“To collaborate means, literally, to work together, especially in an intellectual effort. While collaboration is central to the practice of ethnography, realizing a more deliberate and explicit collaborative ethnography implies resituating collaborative practice at every stage of the ethnographic process, from fieldwork to writing and back again” (Lassiter, L 2005). Luke Eric Lassiter highlights … Continue reading Ethnography: Collaboration
“As learning fluidly moves across multimodal spaces, as represented in the playground of the 21stcentury, the experiences of young children extend across both virtual play worlds and school-yard playgrounds” (Burke, A 2013). As technology has rapidly evolved within the 21stcentury and our networked homes become more advanced, the emergence of online worlds has … Continue reading Online Relationships – Club Penguin
As cinema prices continue to rise and streaming services such as ‘Netflix’ and ‘Stan’ become increasingly affordable, it is no wonder that we are seeing a decline in the number of people that are going to the cinemas. With the option to stay within the comfort of our home and pay cheaper prices … Continue reading Has going to the cinemas come to an end?
Emotion: Fear (and then joy after giving birth) A mother recounts her fears before having a child and not knowing what to expect. Through the course of her pregnancy, she realises how much of an impact that motherhood can really have on a woman. In: "I was a late mother...." Out: "....and I knew it … Continue reading Emotional History Audio Story – Motherhood
As "worldwide, more than two billion people own smartphones"(Campbell, A 2018) the risk to become addicted to our devices has never been greater. With technology continually updating and replacing the way in which we once conducted our lives, it is easy to forget just how much time we really are spending on our devices. … Continue reading Digital Addiction
I have fond memories of engaging with television throughout my life and for a long time, it was something that my family could share in together. Growing up with the absence of the wide range of content that is available online, families were forced to sit together on the couch and watch their favourite TV … Continue reading Television Moment: Kath and Kim
My experience with Instagram is one that has been both positive and negative. I have seen the value that Instagram can bring to an individual or business but I have also seen the damage that it can do to society. Instagram is a constant bombardment of content posted by users, trying desperately to gain validation … Continue reading Instagram: Beneficial or Damaging?
As “more than 3 billion people” have access to the internet, our personal information has never been under such threat. A study conducted by the International Telecommunication Union has highlighted the increasing number of people that are sharing their personal data through the internet, and are therefore making it easier for people to access this … Continue reading Phone Hacking: Is it Ethical for Journalist’s to Breach our Privacy for a Good Story?
Public spheres are an intrinsic part of the way in which we communicate and more importantly how we access information. It allows us to engage with others and to share opinions on issues facing society. Having a public sphere allows for this process to occur and can act as a mediator on particular issues. When … Continue reading Public Sphere: Facebook
“Orlando gunman Omar Mateen slaughtered 49 revelers and wounded 53 others in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S.” (Jagannathan, M 2017) “rampage that left 17 people dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School” (Sanchez, R 2018) As the world watches on in horror as each year hundreds of people in the US are killed … Continue reading When Will It Be Enough?
As a student that was born here in Australia, and has grown up locally to the university, I know how easy it is to forget the struggles that an international student can face. With most of us deciding to undertake our degrees in our homeland, it can be hard to realise that assimilating into a … Continue reading The Struggles of Being an International Student
The emergence of South Korean entertainment has introduced a new cultural perspective to the usually Western dominated industry. As it began to take over Asia, the perception of Asian art forms was changing, and along with it brought a new insight into South Korea. “The late twentieth century saw decisive changes in how national cultural … Continue reading Hallyu Wave: The Newest Cultural Overhaul
Globalisation has reshaped the way in which the world has been able to communicate. It has brought the global village together and through technology, has enabled communication beyond face to face contact. The acceleration of globalisation can largely be attributed to this, subsequently allowing for the successful trade between countries, the movement of finances, and … Continue reading Uniting the Global Village