media studies notes



Thinking about narrative being established by a media text by a media text is a fudamental way of identifying what the text is about and why the text has been constructed in this way.

All media texts tell a story in some way. for instance, a film poster is set up as an enigma for you to resolve by watching the film. A newspaper has a narrative through the events being told and moving image usually has a narrative audience.

Deconstructing the narrative:

When thinking about narrative in any form of media text, the questions you might want to ask include

  • is this a whole narrative, a section or an enigma
  • What function does the section have
  • who/what are the main narrative agents for the text, and how do we know
  • Does it conform…


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