Is everyone a citizen journalist?

Is the public considered a journalist if they record a situation and upload it online? I think citizen journalism has the potential to be quite powerful and useful towards the wider public and aiding news reporters themselves. It can help spread information quickly on platforms such as twitter, facebook and youtube! Here’s a little youtube…

Remix culture

Remix culture is a culture using already existing materials and potentially new materials to create a new product. Remix culture is not only limited to music, there are possibilities to remix things such as, books, art, digital software, and even movies! People often remix to make something better, to improve upon, refine and rework. Take…

Transmedia storytelling & Audiences!

Check out my transmedia prezi. Transmedia storytelling is the use of multiple media platforms to tell a narrative. This can include media platforms such as books, films, mobile phone apps, video games and TV series. Each of these are used an individual media escapade. Taking Harry Potter for example, a series that started off as books…

Craft & Digital Making: Glitch Art

This weeks topic was on craft and digital making. Craft and digital making is the art of making something with digital components; using experimentation, prototyping, discovering and refining. A digital craft i’ve come across to be quite fascinating is glitch art. When we think of glitch, we think of those bright rainbow lines across the TV…

We are users in power!

Convergence has been a popular topic lately! This week is more focused on audiences. I believe that convergence has altered the role of audiences in their interaction with different digital media content and platforms as audiences are in control of creating content, publishing public content and being interactive online. Along with the media convergence shift…

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…

Gadgets & Convergence

This weeks topic on gadgets: platforms, permissions and ideologies in technological convergence really had me thinking. Technological convergence really has had an impact on a lot of us, such as easily accessing multiple different functions on one device! For example, buying that shirt online is only a pocket’s reach away. Listen to this podcast to…

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…

Stahp! That’s not yours – copyright

Check out my prezi on this weeks topic of copyright! Let’s face it, copyright is a pretty serious thing. Copyright pretty much protects artists/creators’ original work. It allows the original content creator to gain all credits and gains from the work. My prezi shall explain what copyright is, when it started and few examples. There are…

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…