Media Theories & Issues and Debates

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1. 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
  • Symbolic codes
  • Enigmatic codes
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2. Liberal Pluralism...

  • suggests the idea that media products are subject to the wishes of the audience
  • suggests the idea that the media manipulates the audience to prevent rebellion
  • suggests the idea that government contrainsts and concerns don't limit the inclusiveness of the media

3. 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

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

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

5. Regulation and Censorship can link to...

  • The effect of Globalisation
  • News Values
  • Media Effects


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