BRIDGET WHELAN writer

Muse, News and Views

I’D LIKE TO ASK A FAVOUR….

2012 paralympicsIf you have a minute – maximum 90 seconds – can you fill out this very short survey? It’s about the way the 2012 London Paralympics were portrayed. In a deliberate change of style, Channel 4 labelled the competitors as superhuman.
Ah, I hear you asking what’s this got to do with writing?
1) As writers, it’s useful for us to explore how far words can change perceptions and to reflect on whether it is a lasting change.
2) The intention behind Channel 4’s branding was clearly positive but was that how others saw it….?
3) The survey was drawn up by my niece as part of her dissertation. And I like her a lot. So, please…click HERE

photo credit: IMG_5012 via photopin (license)

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5 comments on “I’D LIKE TO ASK A FAVOUR….

  1. Edith
    February 16, 2015

    Done! 🙂

    • bridget whelan
      February 16, 2015

      Thank you Edith and to all of you who have clicked on the link above and compeleted the survey. We really, really appreciate it. Keep it coming – it’s impossible to have too many responses just as it is impossble to have too many readers…

  2. Frankie Cosgrave
    February 16, 2015

    Hi Bridget . Survey completed for your niece!! Frankie x

  3. Bridget Langley
    February 17, 2015

    Done! Made me think again about disabled athletes.

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