The Value of a Media Master's Degree

Industry and academic discourses indicate that in order to get a job in the media, relevant experience is extremely important. In order to get your foot in the door, it helps to have made connections and developed skills in this field, but this can be very challenging to do. Therefore, for people like me who want to build a career in this sector, acquiring a masters degree is not an immediate priority. Developing your academic knowledge of the media does not seem as important as having practical experience.

Musings on Gender Inequality in Marketing

I read an article in The Independent recently that caught my attention, titled ‘Eat, drink, man, woman: Is there such a thing as a gastronomic gender divide?’. It discusses how the marketing of food has taken advantage of society’s insistence on displaying the distinction between masculinity and femininity. In the modern era it is perfectly acceptable for men to enjoy strawberry ice cream and women to enjoy steak, but do we still subconsciously, or even consciously, perpetuate distinctions between gender on a daily basis through what we consume?