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  1. 1. Media Issues and Debates <ul><li>2 hour exam:, Film Genre Magazines & Gender </li></ul>
  2. 2. Aim <ul><li>To develop critical arguments about a range of media debates and issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Bring all the various skills and concepts you have studied together. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Issues <ul><li>the concerns people argue about </li></ul><ul><li>the discussions we have as a society about the role of the media and the relationship between individual people, media organisations, producers and governments. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example <ul><li>Should violent films be censored? </li></ul><ul><li>Why are 90 per cent of the films shown at mulitplexes American? </li></ul><ul><li>Should journalists be allowed to intrude on people’s privacy? </li></ul>
  5. 5. There is no right or wrong answer <ul><li>That is what makes it an issue and/or debate. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Your task: <ul><li>understand the issues around these debates: </li></ul><ul><li>the subject matter </li></ul><ul><li>the factual, historical and political context. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Make your own conclusions <ul><li>explain each point of view </li></ul><ul><li>give examples </li></ul><ul><li>show your personal engagement and give your INFORMED opinion </li></ul>
  8. 8. Your involvement <ul><li>Discuss how the media: </li></ul><ul><li>represent you </li></ul><ul><li>take profit from you </li></ul><ul><li>serve you </li></ul><ul><li>provide for you </li></ul><ul><li>include you </li></ul><ul><li>exclude you </li></ul>
  9. 9. Examples <ul><li>Why are so many of the films we see using the same genre formulas over and over again. </li></ul><ul><li>Do magazines aimed at men and women serve to reinforce damaging gender stereotypes? </li></ul>

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