The Top Ten Photos of my Challenge!

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!

The End of My One Photo a Day Challenge: #366

And here it is, the final photo of my challenge! A bit earlier than when I said it would be uploaded but free time is a luxury these days! One entire year, over 5000 photos, taking a photo every day... I'm genuinely going to miss it! Firstly, I'd like to thank my Family and my…Read more The End of My One Photo a Day Challenge: #366

Outfoxed: Robert Greenwald’s War on Fox News

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

Conversational Language in Media: Paxman’s Interview 1997

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

Newsworthiness in Media Discourse

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