Journalism

Digital Discussions Episode 6

Episode 6: Election Special! This the sixth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. Today is a the special election episode, as we focus on some very important elections happing in the week of recording, as this episode was recorded on 3 November. As the host of this episode, Gijs…

Emotions for Likes: It’s Good for Business

Written by: Akif Aliyev The year of 2020 in many senses has been a year of reflection. Not just for me I believe, but for all of human kind, particularely those privileged enough to come from a background of economic and political stability. It has been a year of symptom accumulation of global problems swept for too long under carpets. Those problems…

How a non-existing person became part of Parliamentary elections in Lithuania

The Parliamentary elections in Lithuania are approaching and will be held on 11 October 2020. Oleg Šurajev, a comedian, YouTube content creator, decided to use these circumstances for a social experiment. Oleg Šurajev and his team from the 1k YouTube channel created a non-existing candidate and agitated for him, both on the streets and the internet. The physical image is of an…

You’ll close your eyes to the pictures, the memories and eventually the facts

Since the existence of image-based journalism and the overall rise in various media formats, we have become oversaturated with images. This in itself does not have to be viewed as a negative development in society. Much good has come from the advent of new media. People learn of different cultures and explore ever-changing forms of entertainment. With globalization working hand in hand…

Will traditional media cease to exist?

For this last blog post I was inspired by our assigned presentation, for which I chose to examine the future of traditional media. The subject has way too many layers to solely tackle through a twitter thread format with a limited number of characters. Though I must add, it was a delight to narrate the issue with shorter, more precise expressions given…

“OK, boomer” Vol. 2: Climate Change Kills

On my way to Leiden I witnessed a conversation that literally made the hairs in my neck stand up, much akin to a pissed off cat. I was sitting in the train on a Tuesday afternoon, minding my own business as you do in a crowded train, when two people sat down in the seats across from me. At first I ignored…

DestinyTalks Episode 2: Is Fake News Conquering the World?

Welcome to the second episode of DestinyTalks were we explore the realm of Fake News! Join Iman Hasan Slaka, Caressa Betist Thenu and Joseph Palframan in talking about the latest developments of the topic of Fake News. Feel free to drop a comment on what your opinion on the topic is! Sources European Union tackling online disinformation: https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/tackling-online-disinformation Politico: Europe’s failure on…