Podcast Post: How to Report on Terrorism

Although my research focuses on media representations of mental illness and how the press try to achieve positive reporting on this topic, I’m finding myself becoming more and more interested in the way that attempts are made to govern the way that the media reports on news events.

This morning, I listened to a podcast by the BBC World Service’s The Inquiry, which explored this very issue – focusing not only mental illness, but on terrorism. It explored four different ways that governments have attempted to address how terrorism was reported in the media and the impact that these approaches had on not only terrorism itself, but also on the media industry.

I would highly recommend a listen, if you have the time. You can find the podcast here.

This Week in Podcasts…

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog, but, this week, I’ve listened to two phenomenal podcasts that I wanted to share.

To start with, The World in Words has put together a really fascinating exploration on Trump, looking at how his name has been translated across different languages and communities, including ASL. You can find it here:
https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-16/translating-trump.

Next, I’m completely late to the game on this one, but Lingthusiasm has taken a look at sci-fi/linguistics geekfest film “Arrival”, investigating the theories behind the film and how linguists helped to develop the script and look of the film. It is a geekily phenomenal listen that can be found here:
http://lingthusiasm.com/post/154520817516/lingthusiasm-episode-3-arrival-of-the-linguists.

Check them out!