Children and the media (something for this week)

When it comes to how children are presented in the media, it is expected that they will be happy, curious, and ordinary. Perfectly moral and ethical, after all, they are generally thought of as adults’ own children, or a symbol of where it is thought future generations will be heading. But when the line is…

Reflection

Throughout the last six weeks I have been exploring the ideas, concepts and theories of media effects and the effects the media has on society, visual controversy and how they include signifiers and signifieds, the importance of media ownership and the influence it makes on our lives, the role of the mediated public sphere in…

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…

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…