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. The thrid and final level is...

  • Stereotypical Level
  • Syntactic Level
  • Representational Level
  • Synaptic Level
  • Cultural Level
  • Symbolic Level
  • Signalisational Level
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2. Structuralism: Barthes (1974) argued that narrative codes are identifiable across a range of media products.

  • True
  • False

3. 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

4. Post Colonialism is...

  • Concerned with the cumulative effect of engaging with a variety of media products
  • 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

5. The second level on which we read media products is...

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

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