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The media are still committing (sexy) A-Levels crimes

August 15, 2014

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Political Scrapbook’s round up of A-Level results coverage highlights how news editors believe that results day means they have a free-pass in rampant sexism and sexualisation of teenagers. And just as the “sexy A-Levels” phenomenon is still going strong, it is still not the only results day crime committed by the media. The Telegraph report that “more than […]

Sexy A-Levels are not the worst media crime today

August 18, 2011

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With phone hacking and riots, this has hardly been a normal ‘silly season’ for the media. But, like Christmas ‘last day rush’ and Bank Holiday ‘getaway travel chaos’ stories, A-Level results can be relied on to fill plenty of media airtime and column inches. In all this coverage, a recurring media crime is to use […]