Media is the nervous system of a democracy. If the media does not function properly, neither does democracy. This statement has stuck with me because I think it sums up the importance of media ownership very simply. If the owners of media companies use their power to spread biased views, this inhibits democracy by persuading … Continue reading Does Beyoncé matter?
One of the most frequent forms of advertising are visual images, which, are used to promote the product that is being sold. This is referred to as 'semiotics', or the science of signs. Sometimes this is done so successfully that a simple colour, shape or image is enough to register meaning. For example, we know that … Continue reading The science of signs
Does watching violence really promote acts of violence? According to Alfred Bandura and his Bobo Doll experiment, the answer is yes. Bandura conducted a series of ‘laboratory’ experiments to demonstrate the social learning of aggression which was taken by many that watching violence promotes violence. In this experiement, young children were made to watch a … Continue reading Does watching violence promote acts of violence?
Welcome to my blog! I feel like I can't possibly procrastinate this any longer and it's about time I finally introduce myself and explain why i'm here. My name's Millie and i'm in my first year of studying a Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Wollongong. As part of my BCM110 and … Continue reading Hello