Representation – How groups, individuals, institutions or social changes are portrayed through the media; how they are re - presented .
The way someone or something is represented is not necessarily reality .
For example you may feel the representation of your academic performance in your last report does not reflect reality . Although I would beg to differ!! Representations can often be subjective rather than objective and are constructed.
REPRESENTATION Reality The real world Mediation The process of producing the media text. Representation The text itself. A ‘representation’ of the real world.