Author Archives: Nicola Salter

About Nicola Salter

Nicola. 21. UOW Graduate

Migration and Representation

The position of Asylum seekers and refugees has regularly emerged as a vexed issue in Australian society since 1999 (Romano 2004). Regularly a political agenda, the media and government frame the ‘boat people’ in a negative light. Uneducated, violent males … Continue reading

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Workplace social media policies

As with most workplace policies, a social media policy has a dual role. The first aim is to provide guidance to employees so that their use of social media doesn’t get them into trouble (or at least, doesn’t get them … Continue reading

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Lock up the Children | Technology, Anxieties & Regulation

History has told us that as every new technology emerges so does another anxiety. From the development of publishing and the idea that citizens will read and not work, to television stopping children from playing outside, anxiety towards technology is … Continue reading

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Multinational Corporations and Global Production

Media and cultural studies built largely on theories from the US and UK broadcast model are entering a stage of transition where a complex mediascape of vigorous changes and uneven context of local, national, transnational and regional media environments vary … Continue reading

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The West and the Rest | Stereotypes in Pop Culture

Karen Smith famously said “So if you’re from Africa why are you white?”, contributing to the growing debate surrounding stereotypes in popular culture. This famous Mean Girls quote was surprisingly my first thought whilst watching novelist Chimamanda Adichie tell her … Continue reading

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Local voices to global audiences | Social media and online activism

  Social media has change the way the world communicates, making it easier to mobilize for collective action (Woldsfeld et al 2013). With technology as the driving force of online activism, social networks roles are to mobilise, coordinate and disseminate … Continue reading

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Education en mass | digital technology in tertiary education

MOOCs provide education on a global scale, designed for a self-motivated, participatory culture. Traditional methods of academic learning are being pushed aside, making way for a postmodern university located in cyberspace. Online learning is a collision between design and commerce … Continue reading

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