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1302, 2018

LGBT History: Learn it, and learn it well

By |February 13th, 2018|Opinion|Comments Off on LGBT History: Learn it, and learn it well

By Charlie Sarson, a PhD researcher, fully funded by the AHRC via the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership, and visiting lecturer in Media and Communication at Birmingham City University.

February marks LGBT History Month in the UK, and with it a chance to reflect on past instances of activism, solidarity, resistance to state violence, and cultural shifts. […]

3101, 2018

Mosallah’s YouTube “Prank” is No Laughing Matter

By |January 31st, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Mosallah’s YouTube “Prank” is No Laughing Matter

by Liam Brolan, Lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

Have you heard of Arya Mosallah?  No?  Me neither.  Well, at least not until today, when I discovered a news story which brought him to my attention for the first time.  For those of you who do not know, Ayra Mosallah is a 22-year-old YouTuber who has made […]

2501, 2018

Hands off! The lucky Creme Egg hunt

By |January 25th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Hands off! The lucky Creme Egg hunt

by Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media

Who knew that eggs would be causing so much concern in January? You’d almost think it was Easter.

The launch of limited edition Creme Eggs has prompted a nationwide hunt and has been orchestrated for the very purpose of putting this product back […]

1901, 2018

Kiri: Race, Victimisation and the Criminal Justice System – The Complex Mix

By |January 19th, 2018|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Kiri: Race, Victimisation and the Criminal Justice System – The Complex Mix

by Shona Robinson-Edwards, PhD researcher and assistant lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

January has seen a number of discussions relating to race and racialisation within the media. H&M’s decision to use an advertisement of a black child wearing a green hoodie with the words ‘Coolest Monkey in the Jungle’, received widespread criticism and rightly […]

1412, 2017

The Croydon Cat Ripper and the Great Cat Massacre: A Criminological Analysis

By |December 14th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Croydon Cat Ripper and the Great Cat Massacre: A Criminological Analysis

by Dr Adam Lynes, senior lecturer in Criminology at Birmingham City University

The ‘Croydon cat ripper’, otherwise known as the ‘M25 cat killer’, is thought to have killed, dismembered and decapitated more than 400 cats across England. The first reported cases appeared to emerge in December 2015 and so far there appears to be no sign […]

1212, 2017

Top tips to tackle Christmas excess

By |December 12th, 2017|Opinion, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top tips to tackle Christmas excess

With the festive season now in full swing, a lot of difficult decisions are behind us. There’s no need to worry whether November is too early to be buying six boxes of mince pies, whether it’s wrong to have emptied your advent calendar before advent, or if drinking cold mulled wine straight from the bottle […]

1112, 2017

Public Relations is About Trust and No-one Could Ever Trust Max Clifford

By |December 11th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Public Relations is About Trust and No-one Could Ever Trust Max Clifford

By Philip Young, Programme Leader for BA and MA Public Relations and Course Leader for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Professional Certificate and Professional Diploma, Birmingham City University.
While sympathising with his family, few in the world of public relations (PR) will shed a tear at the loss of Max Clifford. PR is a much misunderstood […]

612, 2017

Alexandra Burke’s appearance on Strictly has negatively impacted on her public persona, says PR expert

By |December 6th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Alexandra Burke’s appearance on Strictly has negatively impacted on her public persona, says PR expert

By Kelly O’Hanlon, senior lecturer in PR at Birmingham City University’s School of Media

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and panto season seems to be in full swing – that is, if you believe the familiar stories and array of villains we are seeing paraded on TV in the nation’s favourite reality shows […]

112, 2017

Larry Grayon’s Legacy

By |December 1st, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on Larry Grayon’s Legacy

By John Mercer, Professor of Gender and Sexuality, Birmingham City University.

On Saturday 2 December 2017, a new autobiography about comedian and TV presenter Larry Grayson will be launched at Birmingham City University. Ahead of the event, Professor John Mercer, from the institution’s Birmingham School of Media, looks back at Grayson’s career and how his legacy […]

2211, 2017

Black Friday will actually be ‘Red Friday’ for many retailers, says expert

By |November 22nd, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Black Friday will actually be ‘Red Friday’ for many retailers, says expert

by Chris Edger, retail expert and Professor of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City University’s Business School

Black Friday is nearly upon us.  So called because the Friday after the American Thanksgiving is estimated to be when – due to a huge promotional sales surge – retailers move ‘into the black’ after a year of being ‘in […]