Upon reflecting on the last six weeks, I've come to the conclusion that BCM110 is the best class I've had to take, like ever. Who would have thought learning could be this much fun? Tuesdays just wouldn't be the same without that hour of #BCM110 (ahem, most supportive twitter feed ever?) We've covered quite a lot… Continue reading And Now, To Reflect
"How does this example of popular media text contribute to debate in a mediated public sphere?" "A domain of our social life where such a thing as public opinion can be formed (where) citizens… deal with matters of general interest" -Jurgen Habermas I'm sure there are many, many television shows I could talk about when… Continue reading #mediatedpublicsphere
"Why does it matter who 'controls' the media?" Why does it matter to us so much who controls the media? We care so much because, whoever owns the media we immerse ourself in, influences what we get told in the first place. A lot of companies are bias in what they publish. Are we… Continue reading The News Is Definitely Limited
Swedish McDonalds Advertisement Discuss how your example of a controversial text operates as a sign in terms of its denotation and connotation. For controversial texts, this image is on point (controversial text game strong? no? okay…). A Swedish McDonald's ad campaign causes confusion and controversy over the web as it alludes to extreme notions of… Continue reading We’re Lovin’ All…?
"What are the media being blamed for today and is this justified?" The media is a highly influential medium in today's society but I sometimes wonder if it's doing more harm than good. Is the media acting as something that initiates and highlights problems with the world today or is it acting in a way that… Continue reading MEDIAtor or Instigator?
HI! I'm Jess Muscat, a student currently studying Journalism and International Studies at UOW and a self-diagnosed twitter addict. I seriously can't get enough of it. I grew up in a little place called Currans Hill but have recently moved further south to the even smaller town of Wilton. Hello town of 4 shops! It's… Continue reading Welcome to My Blog!