Category Archives: BCM310

Migration and Representation

The position of Asylum seekers and refugees has regularly emerged as a vexed issue in Australian society since 1999 (Romano 2004). Regularly a political agenda, the media and government frame the ‘boat people’ in a negative light. Uneducated, violent males … Continue reading

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Multinational Corporations and Global Production

Media and cultural studies built largely on theories from the US and UK broadcast model are entering a stage of transition where a complex mediascape of vigorous changes and uneven context of local, national, transnational and regional media environments vary … Continue reading

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The West and the Rest | Stereotypes in Pop Culture

Karen Smith famously said “So if you’re from Africa why are you white?”, contributing to the growing debate surrounding stereotypes in popular culture. This famous Mean Girls quote was surprisingly my first thought whilst watching novelist Chimamanda Adichie tell her … Continue reading

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#thefutureofjournalism

    Journalism has entered a stage of transition. This transition is part of the natural evolution much like the cassette tape to CD and radio to television. The once start up site BuzzFeed has become one of the most … Continue reading

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Aesthetic Journalism and the creative city

Art is transforming modern day news consumption. We are seeing different forms of media interact, transforming cities into creative hubs. These collaborations create an immersive physical experience were the audience is immediately transported into a state of nostalgia. “Aesthetic journalism … Continue reading

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Our convergent culture of participatory journalism

The future of journalism is happening now in the present. Convergence and the development of new technologies has allowed for a new audience to emerge, a participatory culture that is challenging traditional journalistic norms. Author and philosopher Alain de Botton … Continue reading

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Our addiction to the myth | The media and the public sphere

Going into my third year at university I’ve written my fair share of posts on the Public Sphere. Lecturers reiterate the notion of coffee houses and an idealised public that is egalitarian and an open place where everyone has a … Continue reading

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