Niamh Edmonds

Media Studies - BA (Hons)

My degree covered a broad range of topics, but my two most favoured pieces of work came from the Digital Publishing Module where I created a short documentary about overfishing, The second came from Digital Media Theory, where I got the opportunity to write about sexism and racism within online spaces; I enjoyed and excelled at writing/talking about societal issues.

My inspiration for the Overfishing documentary came after reading an article on the World Wildlife Funds (WWF) website; WWF regularly campaign for animal and environmental rights. After reading this article it became apparent that this was what I wanted to make a documentary about, and I am proud of the outcome and message.

My second piece was about the anti-female and racist experience in online spaces. The piece explored Lisa Nakamura's claim that racism and sexism have flourished on the internet, and even define it. Niamh argued that this is true by relating back to the #Gamergate scandal and how groups had to be made to help combat sexism, racism, and homophobia online (groups like: Fat, Ugly and Slutty? And Not In The Kitchen Anymore).