It feels so long since I have started my journey into studying the media. 39 days and 7 blog posts has brought me here, the end of chapter one in my blogging career. What at first appeared daunting has grown to something really enjoyable, exploring a medium in which I can discuss issues relating to… Read More From Baby Steps to Bieber
Jumping into the spotlight in early 2009 after his discovery on YouTube, the prevailing opinion towards Justin Bieber was of a cute, song singing sweetheart of the pop industry. The denotations of the vast majority of his songs (Baby, Boyfriend and Beauty and a Beat to name a few) adopted a dominating theme within the… Read More Beauty and the Biebs
Solidified into popular culture through countless; videos, comments and memes, rap group N.W.A’s track “Fuck Tha Police” off their 1989 album Straight Outta Compton is a prime example of how the controversial nature of media can contribute to its lasting success. Personally I take no offense to the song (possibly because I have no direct… Read More “Fuck Tha Police”-A bold statement gone too far?
Sun, sex, Smirnoff and Spray tans are four thoughts conjured when considering MTV’s Jersey Shore. Coming to air in 2009, the reality, comedy, drama mishmash captured the attention of millions of viewers globally, contributing to debate within a mediated public sphere through the show’s key themes of alcohol, sex and violence. The public Sphere is… Read More “Alright, We’ve Got a Situation”-Jersey Shore and The Public Sphere
Although gossip magazines are infamous for stretching the truth, you would not expect the same persuasive nature from a newspaper right? Unfortunately this is not the case. What is becoming more common in today’s society is the underlying biased nature of content transmitted to the audience, ‘brainwashing’ the consumer towards a particular viewpoint. Rupert Murdoch,… Read More WhoTube?- the Importance of Media Control
In the ongoing pursuit of various anti-smoking campaigns from bodies such as Quitnow, Ash and the Cancer Institute, anti-smoking advertisements are becoming more frequent in today’s society. In order to convince the viewer of their argument and to push smokers to quit, advertisements are becoming increasingly graphic and hard hitting. This specific image from CONAC… Read More “Smoking isn’t Just Suicide, it’s Murder”
Ask any gamer you know, each of them has fallen victim to a ‘rage quit’ at some point. Causing broken controllers and friendships, more than once I’ve had my parents order me to “get off that game” because it’s making me “violent”. It’s true that video games can cause a level of frustration, consistently trying… Read More Rage Quit on Life- Societies Scapegoat
Hey everyone! My name is Jesse, I’m 18 years old and hail from the Sutherland Shire. In all honesty, I am totally new to the whole blogging and tweeting thing but as daunting as it seems I’m pretty excited to give it a shot. Being an introduction, i’ll tell you guys a little about myself.… Read More Baby Steps…