Please note: this profile is now part of an archived conference and information may be outdated.
Journalist and Blogger
Bethan is a final-year undergraduate working towards a BA (Hons) Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University. She has a keen interest in children’s media, and used it as a means of inspiration for her dissertation, entitled ‘The Gender-Specific Influence of Violent Cartoons on Children’. She was fortunate enough to land a Journalist position at Cardiff Times earlier this year and has taken on various responsibilities, including writing, editing, photographing, and creating output for the magazine’s social media profiles.
What has the CMC ever done for me? From BA to Ball Pit
Bethan Cook was a volunteer at CMC 2017, who won the Disney competition to visit for a day. During the summer of 2017, my second year working towards a BA (Hons) Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies at Cardiff University was coming to a close. Only one year to go before…
Report - Fake News and False Friendships
“Fake news is a symptom, rather than the cause, of a deeper social problem”. We live in a world where false news is constantly at the forefront of the media. Fake news stories are being shared around the world and are becoming increasingly plausible. How can children learn to understand…
Report – The Ethics of VR – Inside a Child’s Virtual World
Journalist Stuart Dredge moderates this afternoon’s session dedicated to understanding how children between the ages of six and twelve interact with Virtual Reality. What does it mean to children? How should they use it? What impact does it have? Takeaways: VR is still somewhat of a sensitive subject in the…