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Genre                           Codes and ConventionsTuesday, 15 January 2013
Genre        • All genres will have a set of ways that          we can recognise them, similar features        • These is ...
CODE        • A code is like a really firm rule that is          almost never broken        • There can be:              –...
CONVENTION        • Conventions are habits or long          accepted ways of doing things        • These can change a lot ...
Task        • Each group will find out about a          particular genre.        • Each person will text one code or      ...
ExampleTuesday, 15 January 2013
Example        • Television NewsTuesday, 15 January 2013
Example        • Television News        • Is meant to report true eventsTuesday, 15 January 2013
Example        • Television News        • Is meant to report true events        • Uses interviews to find out informationT...
Example        •    Television News        •    Is meant to report true events        •    Uses interviews to find out inf...
Example        • Television News        • Is meant to report true events        • Uses interviews to find out information ...
Example        • Television News        • Is meant to report true events        • Uses interviews to find out information ...
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What are codes and conventions

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What are codes and conventions

  1. 1. Genre Codes and ConventionsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 6. ExampleTuesday, 15 January 2013
  7. 7. Example • Television NewsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  8. 8. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true eventsTuesday, 15 January 2013
  9. 9. Example • Television News • Is meant to report true events • Uses interviews to find out informationTuesday, 15 January 2013
  10. 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. 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. 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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