An insight into my industrial placement at Ranieri

Often, when people hear that you’re an intern they assume that you are an admin machine. “Don’t interns just make coffee and arrange meetings?” — the answer in my case, is definitely not. For just over a year I worked as Junior…


After another Instagram update, I reached out to social media manager Sam Williams to hear his thoughts on how it will affect the platform and its users

Since late 2020, Instagram has been testing various new home screen layouts. Pushing the Activity and Explore sections to the top and replacing…


A critical reflection of how Instagram Stories can be used as a powerful tool of communication

Paving the way for platforms to come, Snapchat first introduced us to Stories in 2013. Instagram soon followed suit and introduced their own Stories to the platform in 2016, with over 500 million people…


An analysis of my own experience with the world of Twitter

As defined by David J. Fiander in Social Media for Academics, microblogging is “the general term for the concept of posting very short status updates as popularised by services such as Twitter”. But how can we make the most…


How media portrayals have shaped the way we perceive the British Prime Minister

Boris, BoJo, Britain’s Donald Trump. Our Prime Minister is no stranger to colloquial nicknames — but why is this so different to the way we see other politicians?

With the inundation of news about Brexit and the…


Johnny Depp recently lost his libel battle against The Sun — but what are the legal reasons behind the claim and court’s ruling?

As defined by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), a defamatory statement is one that “seriously harms the reputation of a person or organisation”. …


The difficult truth about the unjust treatment and experience of women journalists

Casual sexism. Not-so-casual sexism. Online abuse. Harassment and violence. Even in 2020, women in journalism face these struggles on almost a daily basis.

In October this year, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and International…


What I learnt from my experience

I was shocked to see members of the Bournemouth community coming together underneath an article to attack ‘lazy’ parents who ‘should’ve been financially stable for at least 16 years before even thinking about having children’. This completely contradicted my earlier research on social media…


Do we control social media, or does it control us?

Whether you use it to connect with friends, build new relationships, give an insight into your life or see into the lives of others, by now, social media probably forms part of your daily routine in one way or another. The days before social media seem like a distant memory…

Sara Haro Munoz

Aspiring copywriter, writing about all things journalism and social media! Twitter 🐥: @sara_haromunoz

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