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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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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.




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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Media Institutions | What’s This Channel 4? »

Catherine Butler | Sunday August 21, 2011

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries

‘Welcome to the What’s This Channel 4? website. The site has been designed to help you learn about the way Channel 4 works as a media institution. It can be used by anyone, but will be especially helpful for people studying Media Studies.

You will find lots of useful sections in the site. There are games to play, videos to watch and inside views of various areas of the Channel. There is also a special section for teachers. The site is linked to a television series which is...

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Music History Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 13, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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Music Industry Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday July 13, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Music, Music Industry, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

These quizzes are best viewed in Firefox.

Firefox is an excellent alternative to Internet Explorer which is available free for both PCs and Macs.




Television Crime Drama & Institution Quiz »

Rob Miller | Monday July 11, 2011

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, Hot Entries, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Television, Television Crime Drama

  1. Open Television Crime Drama Institutions Quiz
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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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Institutions Revision »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday June 03, 2010

Categories: Key Concepts, Institutions, Intro to Institutions, New Media, Integration

All A Level boards: AQA, OCR, and WJEC require students to demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of media institutions. The key requirement is to understand the relationship between Institutions and their media products.

Students should have knowledge and understanding of these six topics:

  • AUDIENCES The significance of media ownership to the way audiences receive texts.
  • TECHNOLOGY The importance of new technologies on media ownership and audiences.
  • PUBLIC SERVICE...
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