Audio-Visual Jisc digitisation programmes

Digitising Moral Panic – Video in the Classroom

Carol Green, from Craven College Skipton, was one of the first lecturers to use the NewsFilm Online resource in a classroom setting, selecting a suite of films from the archive that explore the idea of moral panic.

Screenshot from Newsfilm online case study

In particular, she wanted to show her class of Journalism students that the idea of moral panic is not a contemporary one. Clips from the NewsFilm Online archive were central to her argument that moral panics are not only a contemporary concern, but had an imapact in the 1950s.

A news-clip reporting on violence between Mods and Rockers was a key part of her work.

You can see a video of Ms Green explaining her usage of the resource from the JISC website.

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