Matthew Reddin

Toxic Star Wars Fans, May the Farce Be with You

Enabled by their headlines to remake The Last Jedi, the toxic fandom of Star Wars is becoming more powerful than we could ever imagine.    Every day I make the mistake of logging on to various social media platforms. I do this under the guise of "staying informed." Many of the feeds and sites I follow are either news and politics or the world ... Read the full article
Matthew Reddin

Matt Reddin has been writing nonsense about film, TV, books, music, and live theatre for a touch over 20 years. He’s gone from the halcyon days of street press in Perth, to regional dailies, national magazines, and major metropolitan newspapers. Now, in between bouts of sporadically yelling at clouds, he vents his creative spleen at www.lessercolumn.com.au

The Week in Media: July 30th, 2017

Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the healthiest brand in the world, the ad world at war with itself, and why all advertising philosophies are dead wrong.

The Week in Media: June 24th, 2017

Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we look at the most influential CMOs and wonder if gender-focused media will ever die.

The Week in Media: May 27, 2017

Every week, The Big Smoke looks at industry news curated by MediaScope. This week, we bid farewell to big data, we analyze the key trends on how different generations consume media, and we illustrate why journalism is not dead.

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