Categories · Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

Can we fit the public sphere into the media?

Of course there is no physical public sphere, but hopefully my point in the heading is clear. Does the public’s collective opinion fit in with legacy media? Is it possible to have a public sphere as well as legacy media telling us what our opinion’s are? The example raised in our lecture this week that tried to… Continue reading Can we fit the public sphere into the media?

Categories · Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

BCM110 – Media Ownership

So media ownership, does it matter to me? Well in regards to the ownership of traditional media, such as newspapers and news outlets of any kind, so the Daily Telegraph, The Herald, etc, my opinion is that it’s okay for a small number of individuals or companies to own those outlets on the condition that they do… Continue reading BCM110 – Media Ownership

Categories · Introduction to Communication and Media Studies

BCM110- Semiotics and signifiers in media.

Semiotics, a word I didn’t even know existed (or really thought it was just a misspelling of symbiotic) is present in 99% of advertisements. In fact it’s probably one of the most fundamental tools in creating a advertisement, whether it be for a brand, product or service the product being sold will almost always have… Continue reading BCM110- Semiotics and signifiers in media.