Do the owners of media corporations have an influence on us?

Why does it matter who controls the media? People who are in control of Australia’s largest media organisations such as Rupert Murdoch have the power to spread their opinions thoroughly across Australia right? But we don’t have to listen or oblige to these opinions – Australia today is a lot different than Nazi Germany during Hitler’s reign. Television and newspapers are…

BCM110: Operating as a ‘Sign’

The above AACT advertisement is a controversial text that uses connotations and denotations to reveal the ‘sign’ viewers see to create a meaning from the text. Firstly, we need to discuss the things we see in the text, the denotations, to give insight on what it makes people think about. The rabbit is obviously a…

BCM112: SNAPCHAT: Quick communicating

Generally speaking, Snapchat is a free ‘app’ that allows users to send photos or ‘selfies’ to each other for a set period of time (10 seconds or less). Not only is it included in the common array of social networking apps that most smartphone owners use alongside Facebook and Instagram, it is increasingly being used…

BCM110: BLAMING the media – Is it their fault?

Because particularly technological media is relatively new to society, it has brought cautions to those who were raised without the internet, text messages and social media platforms. This potentially causes older generations to criticise the media due to the difference between their social life at a young age compared to the children of the 21st…