One Direction vs The Media II: The Remaining Four

In the second part of our discussion on how the media has portrayed One Direction we dive into how the four remaining members of the boyband have been treated throughout their rise to fame as solo artists.

In Part two of this three-part discussion on One Direction, we dive right into the way the band has been portrayed in the media. Join Sara Feigin and Jenna Million as they discuss the way the media handled Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan and Liam Payne as they left world of boyband-hood and entered into the world of solo artistry. This episode covers how the media spoke to and about each member of the band, and how that narrative shifted as the boys became more than just the boyband personality traits journalists were taught to treat them as at the very beginning of their careers. Along with going over interviews from some of the most internationally acclaimed media outlets, we also surveyed a few long-time fans of the band and bring up the points they brought across to us and why their opinions are the ones that matter the most.

!!!! As always this podcast is largely opinion-based, while we do in-depth research and include all sources in our show notes, we are humans with opinions. Nothing stated in this episode or any episode is meant to invalidate any listener’s personal views or feelings.

Detailed show notes including images and articles mentioned in the episode can be found on our website,

To continue the conversation on social media you can find us on Twitter at @Name3Songs or personally @sara_feigin & @jenna_million


One Year After One Direction’s Hiatus Announcement: A Timeline (Billboard – 2016)

A list of Everything One Direction has said About Each Other Since the Break-Up (Insider-2020)

Harry Styles’ New Direction (Rolling Stone – 2017 – first solo interview)

Niall Horan GQ 2020 interview

Niall Horan- The Independent 2020

Niall Horan 2017 Esquire

Liam Payne – Attitude – Oct 2015

Liam Payne – The Guardian 2019

Liam Payne – Billboard LP1 – 2019

Louis Tomlinson first solo interview – The Guardian 2017

Louis Tomlinson Rolling Stone 2020

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