[SPEAKER] Experimenting with #OpinionMinute on Tik-Tok

I've been playing around on Tik-Tok a bit this week, been thinking about this for months... As an academic, we're encouraged to prepare, and think, and prepare some more, before committing to speaking/writing. Even my media work, which can be relatively 'off the hoof', I've got a good idea of the story, and have done some prep and reading. I've barely used Tik-Tok, so thought it would be a good space to experiment ... although…

[MEDIA] Could TikTok teens actually make a difference in elections? @GetTheFocus

I chatted to a journalist from The Focus last week: Dr Bex Lewis, an expert in digital marketing and digital culture at Manchester Metropolitan University, says that humour as a way of critiquing our elected officials, is a longstanding British tradition. The risk with these videos in particular, she said, is that humouring Boris Johnson may not be as effective as serious criticism of his work. “He’s always tried to portray himself as a bit…