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
The Media Effects model, as outlined by David Gauntlett in his appropriately named article “Ten things wrong with the ‘effects model’”, is the idea that the media has a large effect on people’s behaviours and attitudes. However, I believe that this Media Effects Model is quite wrong, and contains many flaws which undermine its integrity. … More The Media Effects Model
Hello! I’m Daniel and I am 19 years old. I live near Camden, and am currently studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies as well as a Bachelor of Arts. This is my second year here at UOW. This is where I will be posting about the media issues explored throughout BCM110.