Category Archives: Media

IKEA built a replica of a Syrian refugee home inside a store

As part of a campaign with the Norwegian Red Cross, Ikea has built a model of a Syrian home in a store in Norway to show shoppers what life inside a war zone is like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBZBJDcO7kE  

Watch the advert the cinemas banned

The Church of England produced an advert promoting their new website JustPray.uk, which seeks to create a digital place for prayer with advice on what prayer is and how to pray. The site also provides a ‘live prayer’ feed of prayers being prayed across the globe via Twitter, Instagram and Vine. The promotional 60-second advert features […]

Songs of Praise to feature makeshift church in Calais migrant camp

I’m really pleased to hear today from various news agencies that Songs of Praise is filming a segment in Calais to feature the makeshift church from the migrant camp. Producers have already spent two days shooting an episode at a makeshift Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the ‘Jungle’ camp, which will be broadcast on a date to be […]

How the Church can reach out to beat the bullies

 Last week, an article on How the Church can reach out to beat the bullies was published by Ruth Gledhill in The Times, reflecting on the great week we’d had doing Monsters Stink Holiday Club, do check it out: How the Church can reach out to beat the bullies Ruth Gledhill August 20 2013 15:08PM Bullying – […]

Monsters Stink Holiday Club in the Daily Echo

Yesterday the Monsters Stink Holiday Club was visited by the Daily Echo team.  They took lots of photos highlighting what we’ve been upto, filling page 8 of today’s Daily Echo:

Monsters Stink Holiday Club on BBC Radio Solent

Yesterday the Monsters Stink Holiday Club was visited by the lovely Jen Nicholson from BBC Radio Solent.  They made a 4 minute feature of what we’ve been doing this week which was played on the Breakfast Show this morning at 7.28am and will be played again this afternoon in the Drive Time Show. If you […]

BBC consultation on children’s programmes

Thanks to Mary Hawes for the heads up on a consultation the BBC is conducting about its programming (TV & Radio) for under 12s. The views of children are being sought as well as those of adults. Click here to take part.

Nike send a poor message to youngsters

After Tiger Woods reclaimed his title as the No. 1 golfer in the world, winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill, his sponsor Nike (@NikeGolf) tweeted an important message out to all of his young fans along with this image.   Marketing isn’t just about selling a product, but selling a world-view that fits […]

Police Use Social Media to Take Down Brooklyn Gang

So often we hear negative stories of social media use, but here’s an example of a positive use of social media: the New York City Police Department and Kings County District Attorney announced last month that they took down 41 members of a Bushwick, Brooklyn, gang and social media helped them do it. New York City Police […]

The New York Post publishes photo of imminent death

A photographer for The New York Post just happened to be waiting for a train at the 49th Street station platform when 49-year-old Ki Suk Han, a married father of one, was pushed onto the tracks by a mystery assailant. The photographer managed to snap two pictures before the man was run over by the train, sustaining […]

Page 3

I find it interesting that Page 3 – a national newspaper displaying topless women – still seems to be so acceptable in 2012.  Yes, it’s been around for a long time, but does that mean it’s existence can’t be challenged?  As Gareth Davies writes it’s not a ‘great British institution’ but simply a tool for luring men […]

What is Marks and Spencer thinking?

Marks and Spencer have selected the Walt Disney theme song for its big Christmas television commercial. “When You Wish upon a Star” is a song written by Leigh Harline and Ned Washington for Walt Disney’s 1940 adaptation of Pinocchio. The original version of the song was sung by Cliff Edwards in the character of Jiminy […]