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What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
What are codes and conventions
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  • 1. Genre Codes and ConventionsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 2. Genre • All genres will have a set of ways that we can recognise them, similar features • These is how we classify different media texts into groups • These are called CODES and CONVENTIONS.Tuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 3. CODE • A code is like a really firm rule that is almost never broken • There can be: – Character Codes – Plot Codes – Structural Codes – Cultural Codes – Production CodesTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 4. CONVENTION • Conventions are habits or long accepted ways of doing things • These can change a lot as a genre develops but if you change to many or too quickly the audience may not understand what you are doing.Tuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 5. Task • Each group will find out about a particular genre. • Each person will text one code or convention to the poll site when directed to. • The rest of the class will try and guess what genre you haveTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 6. ExampleTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 7. Example • Television NewsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 8. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true eventsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 9. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true events • Uses interviews to find out informationTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 10. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true events • Uses interviews to find out information • Has a presenter that introduces the different itemsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 11. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true events • Uses interviews to find out information • Has a presenter that introduces the different items • Uses reporters to present informationTuesday, 15 January 2013
  • 12. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true events • Uses interviews to find out information • Has a presenter that introduces the different items • Uses reporters to present information • Includes sports, weather,Tuesday, 15 January 2013

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