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Understanding Regulation and Censorship »

Caroline Bagshaw | Thursday August 27, 2009

Categories: A Level, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Concepts, Understanding Key Topics

Why Regulate The Media?

The media now affects nearly every aspect of our lives.  It influences the products we consume, via advertising; our understanding of the world via news and documentary; our leisure via film and broadcast fiction and games; our methods of communication via the internet.  It is widely acknowledged that this dominance gives the media huge influence.

For example:

  • The Media Effects theory has achieved widespread acceptance by society.  This theory...
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Media Regulation »

Richard Gent | Monday January 11, 2016

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Community Q&A, Media Regulation, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Regulation

I am looking to change the exam content that I currently teach in G325 from Media in the Online Age to Contemporary Media Regulations. Wondered if anyone had any good materials, case studies and a SOW for this unit. Thanks, Laura

I used this previously to do media regulation. Some case studies may be a bit out of date now (has to be in last 5 years) but hope you get the general gist. I love this topic so will help if needed further. The stuff is all in my dropbox link here....

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Interactive Film Trailers and Film Posters Resource »

Rob Miller | Wednesday August 26, 2015

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Advertising, Marketing, Viral Advertising, Film, Film Analysis, Film Industry, Film Language, Film Trailers, Mise-en-scene, Key Concepts, Distribution, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Narrative, Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Making Money, New Technologies, Synergy, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Poster Design

This resource is to be used in conjunction with the Edusites Media Specimen Exam with Exemplar Response and the Film Trailer and Film Poster Quizzes.

Section A Film Trailers

Film Trailers… What are they and why do you think they are important media to study? Have a look at the following trailers from 2014 and write down what the audience appeals are. We’ll deconstruct the first one, Gravity.

Gravity (2014) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXgOaeDfmRQ

  • Narrative enigma...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries Student Resource »

Rob Miller | Monday August 17, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience Consumption & Platforms, Audience, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Regulation, Magazines, New Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

This resource is intended to be used in conjunction with the Unit 3 Mock Exam and Insert on the Edusites subject Overview page. Click on AQA GCSE MS Unit 3 Mock Exam (and Attachments for the Exam Insert).

Who is this?

I am thinking you may recognise this company?

I am certain you will be familiar with this 2015 film

The connection is that Jurassic World (2015) is produced and distributed by Universal Studios (they own the rights to the film and pay for all the...

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News of the World | NOTW Case Study »

Nick Lacey | Friday January 09, 2015

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, News, News Ownership, Rupert Murdoch Case Study

The Rise (and Fall?) of Rupert Murdoch

‘I’ve been telling students for the past 20 years that concentration of ownership in the media is a bad thing, but then who gives any credibility to a Mickey Mouse subject like media studies?’ Patrick Russell (letter to The Guardian, 20 July 2011)

Guide Navigation

  1. NOTW | 1. Introduction
  2. NOTW | 2. Murdoch Enters the British Newspaper Market
  3. NOTW | 3. Murdoch Buys Times Newspaper: The Failure of Regulation?
  4. NOTW | 4. Murdoch Goes...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Unit 3 Exploring Media Industries: Conglomerates »

Rob Miller | Friday January 24, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy

Print Magazines Conglomerate Case Study: Bauer Media Group

Bauer are a multinational media corporation whose business interests are global – H. Bauer Publishing, part of the oligopoly of magazine publishers are the magazine publishing division whose other media interests include Bauer Radio and Box Television (50% owned by C4).

The company was founded in 1875 and was owned then, and still are today exclusively by the Bauer family who are based in Hamburg, Germany. H. Bauer...

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Research on Media Institution Regulation »

Caroline Bagshaw | Friday August 17, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation

Who controls the media institutions in the UK?

Ofcom

  • Which media does Ofcom handle complaints about?
  • What aspects of a programme broadcast on commercial radio and TV can it consider?
  • What issues can it consider relating to programmes broadcast by the BBC?
  • What issues can it consider relating to sponsorship?
  • What sanctions can it impose on media institutions?
  • What is not within its remit?

Press Complaints Commission

  • In 2012, what proportion of complaints made to the PCC...
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AS Media Institutions PPT »

Caroline Bagshaw | Friday August 17, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Ownership, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • AS Media Institutions.ppt

NB The key facts and figures in media institutions are constantly changing. This resource provides a framework you can use to introduce the concept of institutions but it will need updating on a regular basis. It will also need a suitable moving image clip adding (the original ppt used a clip from The Bourne Identity) for the group activity on slide six.




Contemporary Regulation of the Media »

Rob Miller | Tuesday August 14, 2012

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Hot Entries

This article aims to cover all of the areas of study taught as part of A2 OCR Media Studies G325, Section B topic – Contemporary Media Regulation. The following are examples of past questions from 2010-2011 papers:

  1. Evaluate arguments for and against stronger regulation of the media.
  2. To what extent can the media be regulated in the digital age?
  3. To what extent are contemporary media regulated adequately?
  4. Why is the regulation of media so complex?
  5. How far do changes to the...
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Textual Analysis Checklist »

Clare O'Carroll | Wednesday June 27, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, AQA AS, OCR A Level, OCR A2, OCR AS, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Ownership, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Skills, Textual Analysis

All texts taught should include this checklist for textual analysis:

Download Link: Textual Analysis Checklist.doc

Selected Text [Enter Text] | Industry [Enter Industry]

Industry Issues

  • Production
  • Background / Context
  • Marketing Promotion
  • Regulation
  • Global Implications
  • Distribution / Exhibition

Audience / Users

  • Targeting
  • Positioning
  • Debates
  • Responses

Key Media Concepts

Genre

  • Conventions
  • Iconography
  • Signifiers

Narrative

  • Structure
  • Conventions
  • Key Codes

Representation

    ...
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Teaching Television Text & Industry Case Study »

Rob Miller | Thursday June 21, 2012

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Advertising, Intro to Advertising, Marketing, More on Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Ownership, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Globalisation, Integration, Internet, New Technologies, Postmodernism, Synergy, Television, Intro to Television, Television Industry, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Television remains a popular industry at MS4 in that is encourages students and teachers to study contemporary texts as a result of availability and immediacy and use archives such as 4OD, BBC iPlayer and ITV Player. Good combinations include one American programme regularly broadcast on British television, one high production value, mainstream British text and one with a more selective, niche target audience – House, Britain’s Got Talent and Charlie Brooker’s Black...

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YouTube Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

The idea of YouTube is a successful and iconic one – commercially and culturally ranking with ‘Zuckerberg’s’ Facebook, Google, Wikipedia and the loaf of bread as a pre requisite for modern living (as far as the target audience are concerned). If you are not 12-17 as the dominant viewing age group are (but very much not the exclusive age group) or indeed wheat intolerant then maybe these bastions of culture and modern society are not for you.

YouTube’s primary...

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2012 AQA A2 Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, We Media, Theory, Gender Theory, Representation Theory, Website Analysis, Social Networking Analysis, Web Pages

MEST3 Critical Perspectives

MEST4 Research and Production

2012 Section B Topics: Representation and New Digital Media (3 Media Platforms) - 30 Week Scheme of Work

Overview

  • AQA A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • 2012 AQA A2 Media Studies SOW.doc

Concepts

  • Analysing Text, Stimulus Material - Audiences
  • Regulation and Censorship
  • Critical Investigation - Viral Marketing
  • Skills Development - Planning and Production
  • Representation of Masculinity
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Exam...
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2012-2014 OCR A2 Media Studies Scheme of Work »

Rob Miller | Friday December 09, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, New Media, We Media, Posters, Film Poster Analysis, Production Zone

G324 Advanced Portfolio in Media

G325 Critical Perspectives in Media

Critical Perspectives = Contemporary Media Regulation ~ Media and Collective Identity (30 Week Scheme of Work)

Overview

  • OCR A Level Media Studies Overview

Scheme

  • OCR A2 Media Studies SOW 2012-2014.doc
  • OCR A2 Media Studies Documentary Coursework

Concepts

  • Regulation within the Media Industry
  • Researching Film Magazines and Film Posters
  • Skills Development - Planning and Production
  • Evaluating and Linking...
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Advertising and Regulation Revision »

Rob Miller | Monday September 26, 2011

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Advertising, More on Advertising, Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation

Associated Resources

  • Advertising and Regulation Industry Key Points 2011.doc

Key Points

Advertising in the UK is regulated by the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority).

  • TV Advertising
  • Radio
  • Newspapers
  • Leaflets
  • Billboards/Posters
  • Internet
  • Magazines

Ofcom regulate Television and Radio (Broadcast Media).

Cinema Advertising is regulated by BBFC (British Board of Film Classification).

Adverts in draft form (rough cuts, designs) are sent to Clearcast for approval.

ASA Codes of...

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NOTW | 19. Conclusion »

Nick Lacey | Sunday August 21, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, News, News Ownership

Rupert Murdoch is probably the most remarkable media executive the world has even seen. He built his empire from his father’s newspapers in Australia to being one of the biggest in the world. His foresight, and strength of character, has led to revolutions in the production of newspapers, in Britain, and an immensely successful satellite television network. He did this through being a risk-taking entrepreneur who ruthlessly pursued his own business interests.

However, the...

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NOTW | 1. Introduction »

Nick Lacey | Sunday August 21, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, News, News Ownership

The Rise (and Fall?) of Rupert Murdoch

‘I’ve been telling students for the past 20 years that concentration of ownership in the media is a bad thing, but then who gives any credibility to a Mickey Mouse subject like media studies?’ Patrick Russell

(letter to The Guardian, 20 July 2011)

Guide Navigation

  1. NOTW | 2. Murdoch Enters the British Newspaper Market
  2. NOTW | 3. Murdoch Buys Times Newspaper: The Failure of Regulation?
  3. NOTW | 4. Murdoch Goes to Hollywood: The...
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Vertical & Horizontal Integration »

Richard Gent | Tuesday July 19, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Ownership, New Media, Integration, News, News Ownership

Vertical Integration

Commercial institutions try to combat the power of the BBC by becoming larger and creating vertical integration. This is where an institution has shares or owns each part of the production and distribution process. For example: Warner Bros Entertainment calls itself a fully integrated broad based entertainment company which owns film studios and the means to distribute the films as well as some of the cinemas in which they are shown. Warner Bros in itself...

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BSkyB TakeOver News - Media Institutions in the UK - Update »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday March 31, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Hot Entries, News, More on News, News Ownership

Rupert Murdoch, the man we love to hate, is the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the global media empire News Corporation often known as News Corp. It is the world’s third-largest media conglomerate behind The Walt Disney Company and Time Warner. 

News Corporation is a publicly traded company listed on the US NASDAQ, with secondary listings on the Australian Securities Exchange.  At present, News Corporation is headquartered at 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Ave.),...

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AS OCR Media Studies Audience and Institutions: Film Industry Revision Advice »

Richard Gent | Wednesday March 23, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-production-film-industr/
  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-industry-revision-ppt/

Key Principles

1. Have you got contrasting films you can use as case studies e.g. big budget Hollywood v low budget British indie which allow full range of issues to be discussed?

2. Have you got contemporary...

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AS OCR Media Studies Audience and Institutions: Film Industry Revision PPT »

Nicole Ponsford | Wednesday March 23, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-production-film-industr/
  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-industry-revision-advic/

AS OCR A&I - Film Industry Revision.ppt




AS OCR Media Studies Audience and Institutions: Film Production & Film Industry Revision Tasks »

Nicole Ponsford | Wednesday March 23, 2011

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Film, Film Industry, Key Concepts, Audience, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Copyright, Hot Entries

Associated Resources

  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-industry-revision-advic/
  • https://media.edusites.co.uk/index.php/article/as-ocr-media-studies-audience-and-institutions-film-industry-revision-ppt/

TOP TIP: Consider the issues for the studios and audiences at every stage.

When writing the exam essay - you should look for modern examples in the industry and be able to write a paragraph about:

  • the processes...
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Censorship & Regulation Links »

Richard Gent | Friday May 29, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Censorship & Regulation, Media Language, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Digital Photography, Print Production, Video Production, Web Production

BBFC.org.uk Find out about film certification and censorship using this site.

SBBFC.org.uk Students’ British Board of Film Classification This site is aimed at media and film studies students and teachers covering the topics of Media Regulation and Censorship in the UK. The site was designed and is maintained by the British Board of Film Classification.

TMAP.org.uk Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel The Teenage Magazine Arbitration Panel (TMAP) is the magazine industry’s...

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