After much deliberation over this matter, I have finally concluded that (in my opinion) these are the top ten photos that I had taken over the last year; arranged in no particular order so you can decide for yourself which one is the best! The photos were picked on the basis of composition, timing, luck,…Read more The Top Ten Photos of my Challenge!
In all forms of advertising, there are connotations, denotations, hidden signs and other related issues that interact with us on a subconscious level. As part of my continuous assessment for this module, I have chosen an advertisement to analyse under the heading above and discuss it with relation to theories learned in class, such as…Read more Semiotics in Advertising
As Marshall McLuhan once famously said: The medium is the message. Of course, McLuhan was referring to the embedded ability of the 'carrier' of the message to have a greater impact on its viewer, listener or reader, rather than the actual content of the message. To put this into context within media discourse, the message…Read more Outfoxed: Robert Greenwald’s War on Fox News
Conversation, in common terms, refers to the method of communication employed by two or more people when speaking. As part of my course material, I've been asked to deconstruct Jeremy Paxman's famous interview with Micheal Howard about his 'Overruling' of Derek Lewis. The video of which can be found here. Is the interviewer maintaining a stance of 'formal…Read more Conversational Language in Media: Paxman’s Interview 1997
What makes a good headline? What grabs the public's attention? Why are certain news stories shown to us rather than others? These are some of the questions I've had in my mind before taking this elective. There are five points to consider when discussing the newsworthiness of a story: Timing Significance Proximity Prominence Human Interest…Read more Newsworthiness in Media Discourse
The Circuit of Culture, in relation to media studies, refers to the five perspectives that media texts can be examined under, in order to be analysed properly. These five perspectives are; Representation, Identity, Production, Consumption and Regulation. This circuit, which was originally conceived by Paul du Gay, is essential when analysing any media text (Du…Read more The Circuit of Culture
An extreme close up of the keys on my laptop. Always I've tried to imitate the style of photo that I commonly see on stock photo websites and royalty free picture sites. Only the elegant and clean close-ups of technology, specifically MacBooks and other Apple items. I think this style of photography is really excellent.…Read more My One Photo a Day Challenge: #313