Sick to death of health reportage

Journalism. The weapon of choice when it comes to disseminating the latest innovation in science, health, technology and entertainment.

 

But this spread of news, sometimes like wildfire, comes at a cost for the public who read, watch or hear about it. 

 

New studies can contradict already established ones, and in a way that feels like we're fed *pun half-heartedly intended* the latest methods to lose weight, curb the risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, or Alzheimer’s, almost weekly, leaving us confused.

 

Mo Music Mo Problems

“Music streaming”

You’d be forgiven for thinking that this term has been around for eons. But only because of its relevance to discussions as the chosen one to save an ailing music industry, kind of like Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars, and we all know how that ended.

Darth Vader and the Sith aside, music streaming has only really been around since the early noughties with services like Pandora launching in 2005. But the reason why the topic might seem so well worn out is because of how saturated the market is.

Crowd funding kickstarts a new revolution for entrepreneurs

 

Crowd funding via websites such as Kickstarter, Pledge Music, and Slated.com have all given the industries of music and film a rightly deserved kick up the backside.

Working in film or music can often become more about the profit of your creation than the creation itself, and so many great artists with their ideas and promise fail to get a platform or backing to showcase their art to the greatest audience possible.

The Football woes of Women's Semi-Pros

 

England’s Women footballers are still seen as semi professionals by the Football Association even after a successful summer for women’s sport, with thousands flocking to watch women play the beautiful game at the 2012 Olympics.

England’s women have also qualified for the Euro 2013 finals.

The debate over Women’s pay has been reignited by the initial rise in pay by the FA from £16,000 to £18,000 a year. A figure, which the Chief of the Players Union Gordon Taylor, has deemed “embarrassing.”

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