Author Archives: april.ranson

Navigating the Notorious Grey Area

It does not seem like six weeks ago, when I was nervously beginning the subject of BCM110. In that relatively short amount of time, I have not only learned a tremendous amount, but also been challenged on occasion, by the differing … Continue reading

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Bringing Death out of the Closet

When I first began watching HBO’s Six Feet Under the timing could not have been more profound. My grandmother had just died, and upon returning interstate from her funeral, I was informed via Facebook that a classmate of mine had … Continue reading

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♪♬ Rinehart, Murdoch, and Packer… Oh My! ♪♬

Scott Ludlam (from The Guardian… “Oh the bias!”) has said that a diverse media ecosystem is the backbone to any democracy, including Australia. He argues that regardless of your own political beliefs we should all be fighting for the diversification … Continue reading

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The Women in the Child – A Controversial Image

This is Brooke Shields aged just ten years old. The photograph was taken by fashion photographer Gary Gross (a more then appropriate name in my opinion) who specialised in dog portraiture. It was taken in 1975 and was to be … Continue reading

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Child Killers – Are we responsible?

As soon as I heard the name ‘Jamie Bulger’, my attention was caught. You see, I have been studying criminal law for the past year and I find the correlation made between the media and childhood violence truly fascinating. In … Continue reading

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