The role of the media in escapism

18 August 2017

2017 has been a difficult year so far, with a spate of terrorist attacks and the Grenfell disaster which have all added a somewhat sombre tone to the national mood. Thinking about events such as these combined with people trying to navigate their way through their own personal lives, we wanted to explore if the general public try to escape from the stark realities of the real world and how important media is in this.