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  • A2 Media Studies
    Constructing a Written Response
  • Advanced Warning! Tomorrow…
    Short test on representations theory / Public Sphere theory / Hegemony – everything from the blog so far. www.cheneya2media.blogspot.com
    Learn Narrative theory for next Thurs
  • MEDIA DEBATE OF THE DAY!
    Media Debates Starter:
    - point to support
    Evidence / Example
    - point to deny
    Evidence / Example
  • Review – what are the other applications mentioned by ALAN RUSHBRIGER ?
  • Learning intention
    We are learning to:
    - Understand the features of good quality writing in Media Studies exams
  • What are We-Media?
    We-Media describes any media that is homegrown, organic, produced by the audience rather than by an established media institution.
  • Dan Gillmor
    2004
  • What is democracy?
    Democracy is the situation where the people - ‘demos’ - are able to vote for and make decisions about the direction of the society in which they live. It is strongly connected with ideas about liberty, freedom and choice.
    Many believe that a requirement for democracy is to have informed, educated citizens – the media therefore plays a key role.
  • Wikipedia on Democracy
    Majority rule is often listed as a characteristic of democracy. However, it is also possible for a minority to be oppressed by a "tyranny of the majority" in the absence of governmental or constitutional protections of individual or group rights. An essential part of an "ideal" representative democracy is competitive elections that are fair. Furthermore, freedom of political expression, freedom of speech, and freedom of the press are considered to be essential, so that citizens are adequately informed and able to vote according to their own best interests as they see them. It has also been suggested that a basic feature of democracy is the capacity of individuals to participate freely and fully in the life of their society.
  • Assess the claim that the media is becoming more democratic.
  • Assess the claim that the media is becoming more democratic.
  • Assess the claim that the media is becoming more democratic.
    Prepare a response to this question by next Thursday (October 6th)
  • How are we marked?
    Explanation, analysis, argument (20 marks)
    Use of examples (20 marks)
    Use of terminology (10 marks)
  • Planning
    Pair share – come up with points you could make
    What examples would you use?
  • Case studies – find examples of UGC from the following media areas…
    Politics
    TV
    Advertising
    Music
    For each one, prepare a presentation which gives examples and suggests if the media is becoming more democratic, ie is it resulting in more freedom, liberty, individual choice?
  • Learning intention
    We are learning to…
    • Understand the range of different ways that political parties try to employ or emulate we-media
    • http://www.labour.org.uk/home
    • http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/blog
  • Task
    Investigate your area
    Create a 3 slide presentation with examples of We-Media or otherwise in action
    Assess whether or not this is evidence for heightened democracy
  • Learning intentions
    We are learning to...
    - Understand the key features of successful exam answers in A2 Media Studies
  • Think-Pair-Share
    What are the key indicators of success for essay writing?
    What are the examiners looking for?
  • How are we marked?
    Explanation, analysis, argument (20 marks)
    Use of examples (20 marks)
    Use of terminology (10 marks)
  • Also – show understanding of...
  • Possible Intro
    According to Alan Rushbriger, writing in the Guardian in 2009, We-Media have caused the ‘... greatest explosion of democracy ... the world has ever seen.’. In this essay, I will explore evidence to support Rushbriger’s views, giving the case for ‘digital optimism’ is assessing the impact of we-media. However, I will also consider things from a ‘digitial pessimist’ point of view, by exploring ways that the growth of we-media could be said to have reduced genuine democracy in the media.
  • Is the Media becoming more democratic?
  • Create a clear, simple structure for your essay
  • Clear, simple structure
  • News Paragraph
    What points would you make, and what examples would you give, to suggest that we-media has made news more democratic?
  • How do we know that we are doing it well?
  • Social networking – skilled planning
    More democratic as allows people to talk to each other without government interference
    Some campaigns are done on Facebook
  • Social networking – excellent planning
    Allows unregulated discussion – freedom of expression and information
    Facebook – influence on Arab Spring – Syria, Egypt – allowed ‘the people’ to bypass old media - unstoppable
    Also Facebook for social campaigns, eg student protests/ current Wall Street protests – easy to get together and arrange protest
    However, also can be undemocratic – eg BBM in London Riots – meant that liberty and freedom was reduced for many – Twitter and privacy with Ryan Giggs affair
  • The Paragraph -
    Point and topic established – topic sentence
    Relevant evidence provided
    Increasingly detailed explanation and discussion
  • How do we know that we are doing it well?
  • Social networking
    One way in which the media can be argued to have become more democratic is through the use of social media to organise and enable political protest. A recent example of this is the ‘Arab Spring’ unrest across the Middle East in early 2011. In Syria, for example, news of an individual protest in a small town was quickly carried via Facebook across the country, resulting in lots of copy-cat protests, riots, and eventually to the downfall of the King. In the past, any such individual protests would have been prevented from appearing on Syrian state television, and therefore prevented from spreading. However, the rise of social networking meant that democratic forces such as access to information and freedom of speech were given a place where they could flourish.
  • Annotate the strengths here
    One way in which the media can be argued to have become more democratic is through the use of social media to organise and enable political protest. A recent example of this is the ‘Arab Spring’ unrest across the Middle East in early 2011. In Syria, for example, news of an individual protest in a small town was quickly carried via Facebook across the country, resulting in lots of copy-cat protests, riots, and eventually to the downfall of the King. In the past, any such individual protests would have been prevented from appearing on Syrian state television, and therefore prevented from spreading. However, the rise of social networking meant that democratic forces such as access to information and freedom of speech were given a place where they could flourish.
  • Social networking
    One way in which the media can be argued to have become more democratic is through the use of social media to organise and enable political protest. A recent example of this is the ‘Arab Spring’ unrest across the Middle East in early 2011. In Syria, for example, news of an individual protest in a small town was quickly carried via Facebook across the country, resulting in lots of copy-cat protests, riots, and eventually to the downfall of the King. In the past, any such individual protests would have been prevented from appearing on Syrian state television, and therefore prevented from spreading. However, the rise of social networking meant that democratic forces such as access to information and freedom of speech were given a place where they could flourish.
  • Social networking
    One way in which the media can be argued to have becomemore democratic is through the use of social media to organise and enable political protest. A recent example of this is the ‘Arab Spring’ unrest across the Middle East in early 2011. In Syria, for example, news of an individual protest in a small town was quickly carried via Facebook across the country, resulting in lots of copy-cat protests, riots, and eventually to the downfall of the King. In the past, any such individual protests would have been prevented from appearing on Syrian state television, and therefore prevented from spreading. However, the rise of social networking meant that democratic forces such as access to information and freedom of speech were given a place where they could flourish.
  • Social networking
    One way in which the media can be argued to have become more democratic is through the use of social media to organise and enable political protest. A recent example of this is the ‘Arab Spring’ unrest across the Middle East in early 2011. In Syria, for example, news of an individual protest in a small town was quickly carried via Facebook across the country, resulting in lots of copy-cat protests, riots, and eventually to the downfall of the King. In the past, any such individual protests would have been prevented from appearing on Syrian state television, and therefore prevented from spreading. However, the rise of social networking meant that democratic forces such as access to information and freedom of speech were given a place where they could flourish.
  • Task
    Write up one paragraph / point from your essay - either about News, or just from your own thinking
  • Useful structure
    One way that the media could be seen as becoming more democratic is .............
    Another point which supports the idea that the media is becoming more democratic is ....
    Thirdly, increased democracy can be seen through ......
    However, it could also be argued that the media is becoming less democratic because...
    Furthermore, ...........
    In conclusion, I believe that .....................