Author Archives: Atanas Doykov

About Atanas Doykov

Atanas Doykov has dedicated the past 5 years in writing on different subjects for various occasions. His focus is set on culture, avoiding political thematics, and creates content that encapsulates the world of Today.

Community Media Café #3 – The Extreme Side of Social Media

This will get rather personal – not for me, but for us. I will refrain myself from writing about what you can read in full length elsewhere about social media and its benefits to the casual media consumer. I will, however, share a story. A story about a man who is considered to be one […] Continue reading

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Community Media Café #2 – Media, Culture, and Society

It is beyond fascinating how the meaning-making process can vary from person to person – a phenomenon addressed by Stuard Hall’s Encoding / Decoding model. Not always the message and its encoded meaning can be decoded by the audience member as intended. Potentially, this can have negative consequences for one’s business or reputation. Given the […] Continue reading

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Community Media Café #1 – Real People, Real Stories

For the past several months I have been writing about community media cafés, what they are, and how they operate in today’s media landscape. To this day, however, very little research has been done on the subject matter despite the increasing amount of community media cafés that appear in response to ‘the’ community’s thirst for […] Continue reading

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Live journalism meets a centuries-old tradition

The symbiotic relationship between editorial design and narrative journalism enables the production of a publication that not only informs but also entertains its readers. Over the past 25 years or so, there has been an ever going debate regarding the future of print publications and weather their digital equivalent, with its reduced production costs and […] Continue reading

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Organising and running a Community Media Café

You wake up at 8 am in the morning. The British weather has been kind today and a single beam of sunlight hits your window. You go to the bathroom and you take advantage of such a mundane activity like brushing your teeth to conteplate your tasks for the day. It’s 8:10 am – time […] Continue reading

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The Drainage – raising public awareness

How to raise public awareness through social media and encourage people to change their behaviour? This was given to us as a brief in our Communication Arts module. The issues about Floods and Water Scarcity, I’ve covered in the previous blogs, have persisted, despite a variety of campaigns that have taken place over the years. […] Continue reading

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Running a Community Media Café

Running a Community Media Café requires a variety of things such as a topic that will not only be beneficial to the local community but also get them excited about […] Continue reading

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Floods – a wet killer dressed in blue

Floods can strike anywhere, anytime. Every year they claim the lives of thousands of people and cause millions of pounds in damages. Overflowing rivers, blocked drainages, and severe rainfalls are some of the things that cause floods. Besides the crushing brute force of the water that can lay in ruins whole neighborhoods, floods create optimal […] Continue reading

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Water Scarcity – A Global Issue

Water is an essential resource that is of paramount importance when it comes to sustainable ecosystems. Despite the fact that 71% of the surface of our planet is covered by water, 97% of it is too salty to drink. And given the fact that 2% of the remaining water resources are locked in ice, there […] Continue reading

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Community media cafés – video

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Community media cafés – an insight

When it comes to community cafés a variety of organisations are keen on the idea of running one that acts as a revenue earner, focal point or as a training […] Continue reading

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Community media cafés – an insight

When it comes to community cafés a variety of organisations are keen on the idea of running one that acts as a revenue earner, focal point or as a training opportunity for the centre users and local people (wyeparish.info, 2017). But why the concept of a ‘café’ is prevailing over other forms of community engagements […] Continue reading

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New Blog

I have made a new blog on wordpress with the same title as this one which will be updated regularly. I will post project progressions here as well as on […] Continue reading

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Culceister magazine – read here!

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Reflective video II

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My contribution to the Culceister project and a word of advice.

Culceister magazine was first regarded as a blog platform that soon upgraded to an online magazine. I’ve made that decision as I wanted to challenge myself to learn a new […] Continue reading

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The Final Countdown

We have around 2 week before the deadline for our community project. I am yet to receive the articles from our newest member, but given the fact that he joined […] Continue reading

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New logo and animation

Well, I’ve redesigned the magazine as a whole, might as well create a new logo and intro animation. And the result is…   Continue reading

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Redesign

I have spent the entire day trying to enhance the quality of the magazine. Since the introduction page is, well, the introduction to the magazine, it has to look great. […] Continue reading

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