Media Theories & Issues and Debates

A quiz designed to test your knowledge of the theories & Issues and Debates that are relevant for the A2 paper.

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1. Medurst (1995) suggested that...

  • Stereotypes are about power, with those whose are in power stereotyping those without power
  • Stereotypes can be seen as a type of media shorthand so that texts can communicate information to the audience quickly
  • a stereotype can be created and controlled by the identified social group
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2. The second level on which we read media products is...

  • Syntactic Level
  • Synaptic Level
  • Stereotypical Level
  • Cultural Level
  • Signalisational Level
  • Representational Level
  • Symbolic Level

3. Post Colonialism is...

  • Concerned with the changing representation of ethnicities in the media
  • Concerned with the representation of homosexuals and how this is usually limited by the media
  • Concerned with the cumulative effect of engaging with a variety of media products

4. How many issues and debates are there?

  • 10
  • 11
  • 7
  • 8

5. Structuralism: 'When a series of actions allow the audience to follow the details of the plot, allowing them to become absorbed in the narrative'. This is...

  • Action codes
  • Enigmatic codes
  • Symbolic Codes


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