New media and convergence

Ah, the great big topic of media convergence. In simple terms, media convergence is the coming together of new media platforms. It unifies information and communication technology, media devices and media content. The usage of the internet is continually expanding – this leads to different forms of media being readily available and easily accessible online. For example…

Media ownership

Although we don’t own the media, we have do actually have a fair amount of control over it. We as audiences can view, publish and produce content on so many different platforms on social media. There are various types of media platforms about today, such as TV and the internet. There are also various types of…

Semiotics & Interpretation

Media texts can be read in so many different ways. Individually, we all interpret texts variously. Take advertisements for example…they are usually rich with connotations and semiotics . The interpretation of this above image is filled with contrast, implications and pragmatics. The signifier of this image; a front view of a black and white photograph of…

Anxieties in the media & positive body image

Does social media make us self conscious? Does it create an idea of what is ‘beautiful’? There are definitely quite a few anxieties in the media going around, such as violence, politics, abuse and even social media causing ‘body shaming’- all of which effects media audiences. One issue that has always stood out to myself is…