Lesson 1 Contemporary Media Regulations


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Lesson 1 Contemporary Media Regulations

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