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  • 1. Media studies extended project
    Your media studies research project for research, analysis, evaluation and independent study.
  • 2. Why?
    To learn and promote research skills in media
    To consider and evaluate your learning style
    To produce information that can be used to teach others
    To work independently and collaboratively
    To research, analyse and evaluate
    To research the wider area of media studies and its impact
    This will help you prepare for the research aspect of your exam next year
  • 3. The briefs
    The news
    Computer games
    Online communities/social networks
  • 4. What will I be doing?
    A project that looks at an area of the medium of film
    (Not the horror genre)
     For example
    The study of how the British films have developed over time
    The study of a famous director
    A specific Hollywood film studio
    The study of a film genre (not horror) and how it is produced, developed, marketed and received by the audience
    The effect of piracy and new media technology on the film industry
    The importance of celebrities in selling a film (Stars)
    The development of the film industry within society
    Narrative and character theory in films
  • 5. The briefs
    The News- Paper based/ TV/Internet
    For example:
    Looking at the popularity of online news
    The history of newspapers
    Discussing TV based news
    Promoting ideologies within the news
    Privacy laws/invasion of privacy
    Truth and protection for the audience
    Journalism/ grass roots journalism
    Press coverage of celebrities
  • 6. The briefs
    Computer games
    For example:
    Online gaming and enjoyment
    Considering the dangers of violent games
    Certification and protection for the audience
    Narrative and characters within
    The development of computer games over time
    Marketing of computer games
  • 7. The briefs
    Online communities and social networks
    For example:
    Why people use them (uses and gratifications)
    The danger s of online communities
    Research into the growth of online social networking sites
    How these sites make their money/marketing
    Invasion of privacy
  • 8. What might I do for my enquiry question?
    We will be doing the brief for online communities/social networking site and we will be focusing on how the audience use online communities in their lives.
    We will be looking at the brief for film focusing on the rise of the Hollywood company universal studios
    We will be looking at the brief for the news and researching how celebrities are reported across a range of news.
    We will be looking at how piracy and new media technology has impacted the film industry
  • 9. How many lessons will I have
    10 class lessons
    Home learning and independent work
    Within each brief you will also need to consider the four key media areas
    Media Language: forms and conventions
  • 10. What will be the outcome?
    At the end of the 10 class sessions you will be presenting the findings of your research project to the class.
    You will show that you started with an enquiry question which you have answered
  • 11. How can I present my project?
    your own blog
    a wix
    A power point
  • 12. Tasks
    1. Decide the group that you wish to work with
    2.What kind of learner you are?
    Complete the PLTS skills self assessment sheet.
    3.Complete the sheet and consider the types of learners that you have in your group.
    4.Highlight the strengths and types of learners within your group
    5.In light of this consider the roles you may take on within the group and the skills that you have.
    6. Identify and be aware of the learning types that you may not be as strong in and try to take on some of these roles within your group.