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Lesson 1 Contemporary Media Regulations

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Introduction to Section B for Media Studies exam

Introduction to Section B for Media Studies exam


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  • 1. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media A2 Media Studies
  • 2. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction
    • The purpose of this unit is to assess your knowledge and understanding of media concepts, contexts and critical debates.
    • You are to show your understanding of one contemporary media issue and evaluate your own practical work in reflective and theoretical ways.
  • 3. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction
    • You will have a two-hour examination at the end of this unit.
    • You will be required to answer two compulsory questions, on your own production work, and one question from a choice of six topic areas.
    • The unit will be marked out of a total of 100 marks, with two questions on production work marked out of 25 each, and the media theory question marked out of 50.
  • 4. G325: Critical Perspectives in Media – An Introduction
    • There are two sections to this Unit:-
        • Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production (50 marks)
        • Section B: Contemporary Media Issues (50 marks)
        • (Exam Friday 15 th June)
  • 5. Section A: Theoretical Evaluation of Production
    • You are required to answer two compulsory questions.
    • The first requires you to describe and evaluate your skills development over the course of your production work, from Foundation Portfolio to Advanced Portfolio .
    • This means you MUST keep and update your EXISTING blogs!!
    • The second asks you to identify one production and evaluate it in relation to one theoretical concept.
  • 6. Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
    • One question is to be answered from a choice of six topic areas offered by OCR. There will be two questions from each topic area.
    • The topic areas require an understanding of contemporary media texts, industries, audiences and debates.
  • 7. Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
    • You may choose to focus on one of the following contemporary media issues:-
            • Contemporary Media Regulation
            • Global Media
            • Media & Collective Identity
            • Media in the Online Age
            • Post-Modern Media
            • ‘ We Media’ and Democracy
  • 8. Contemporary Media Regulation
    • What is the nature of contemporary media regulation compared with previous practices?
    • What are the arguments for and against specific forms of contemporary media regulation?
    • How effective are regulatory practices?
    • What are the wider social issues relating to media regulation?
  • 9.
    • You might explore combinations of: Film censorship, the regulation of advertising, the Press and regulation/control, computer/video game classification, contemporary broadcasting and political control, the effects debate and alternative theories of audience, children and television, violence and the media or a range of other study contexts relating to the regulation of contemporary media.
  • 10. Contemporary Media Regulation
    • Past, present and future approach to each case study e.g.
    • In this country there has always been freedom of the press.
    • This has been brought to attention recently with the various phone hacking cases
    • Will this have implications for how the press is governed?
  • 11. Contemporary Media Regulation
    • Start a new blog for contemporary media regulations
    • Email me the blog address
    • Keep all your work for this unit on the blog including any further case studies and notes from other internet sites that you visit
  • 12. Contemporary Media Regulation
    • Read the article about the history of press regulation.
    • Summarise the article so you can remember the key points.
    • You can present the information how ever you choose power point, mind map etc.
  • 13. Regulation mind map:
    • Film certificates – BBFC: regulates films and video games
    • 9pm watershed – TV
    • Music/games – parental guidance
    • Jonathon Ross/Russell Brand – Ofcom – Office of communications
    • PCC – press complaints commission
  • 14.
    • PCC questions
    • What does PCC stand for?
    • Briefly explain what it is.
    • What are the ‘codes of practice’? List them.
    • When does it act?
    • What things can it do?
    • Choose a real life case from the archives and briefly explain what happened and what the PCC did.
    • How effective do you think the PCC is at regulation?

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