When looking at today’s society we see an ever increasing presence of media outlets, from traditional newspapers, to smart phone apps, to social networks. Upon starting BCM110 I have learnt a lot behind media issues surrounding us today, to how they are discussed, and even how we are affected by the media. Sue’s lectures have … More A Reflection on BCM110
Ever since their arrival onto prime-time television, popular animated programs have caused much controversy in the public sphere. Shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, and perhaps most notoriously, South Park, have pushed the boundaries of what can and can’t be said. It is no surprise that South Park has been a focus of discussion … More South Park and Controversy
When hearing particular news story or while simply browsing a newspaper, we expect to see an unbiased and accurate retelling of a story or event. It seems today that we can’t be sure anything is true when it comes to the media. In a society where everyone wants their opinions voiced and greed is a … More Media Monopoly?
Semiotics is the science of symbols and signs and the way that these forge meaning in the human mind. We use semiotics as a way to make meaning out of pictures, and in this case, advertisements. Upon searching for a controversial advertisement for this post, I found this image: This image shown is an advertisement … More Semiotics and the power of images