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Analysing Images »

Jeremy Orlebar | Saturday May 01, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Media Language, Magazines, Image Analysis, Other Topics, Moving Images, Skills

Brief Definition

Image analysis is the way in which an audience ‘reads’ the meaning of a media text image.

One of the ways image analysis works is to look for meaning through signs and symbols suggested by the way a scene is set up and filmed.

Signs and symbols in media texts are polysemic which means they are open to many interpretations. The different possible meanings in media texts depend on two things. The first is the way the signs and symbols in the text are...

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Radio Times Magazine Case Study »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 30, 2013

Categories: GCSE, Eduqas (WJEC) GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Intro to Magazines, Listings Magazines, More on Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Synergy

Institutional Factors and Marketing

Radio Times is a weekly Listings Magazine in terms of genre that has been published by the BBC from 1923 until 2011. It is now published by the Immediate Media Company after the merger of BBC Magazines (BBC Magazines used to be owned by the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide) while the Immediate Media Company is established as a combined publishing house.

Radio Times is still a branded BBC publication however and its key focus is BBC...

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The Representation of Masculinity in Men’s Magazines »

Rob Miller | Friday February 24, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, Magazines, Image Analysis, Masculinity in Men's Magazines

Men’s Magazines, in their printed form developed in terms of publication and circulation in the 1980s. Many reasons were offered for this, particularly in light of the fact that Women’s Magazines have been around for hundreds of years. A manifest, obvious reason could explore changing cultural representations in reference to how masculinity was perceived and that the 1980s was just about the right time for men to finally embrace a magazine genre of their own that was...

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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


  • AQA A Level Media Studies Overview


  • 2012 AQA A2 Media Studies SOW.doc


  • 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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Image and Narrative Quiz »

Phoebe Prentice-Terry | Tuesday August 25, 2009

Categories: Key Concepts, Narrative, Magazines, Image Analysis, Other Topics, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Skills

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