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Understanding The Popular Press »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday October 08, 2009

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, News, Intro to News, Popular Press, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is The Popular Press?

Contents

  • definitions of media language associated with newspapers
  • codes and conventions
  • areas of study
  • classroom activities
  • front page examples
  • front page quiz
  • news values
  • regulation
  • institutions
  • representations
  • audiences
  • politics and the popular press

The Popular Press refers to mass circulation national newspapers, targeted at the popular end of the market. This includes The Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Express, The Daily Mail, The Daily...

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What is News? »

Jeremy Orlebar | Tuesday May 05, 2009

Categories: New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, We Media, News, Intro to News, Other Topics, Understanding Media, Understanding Key Topics

What is News?

News is an integral part of daily life. We use news to frame our daily events. A plane crashes at Heathrow, in a remarkably short space of time everyone knows about it. We might wake up to it in the morning on the radio or TV. We may go to sleep with it, and we may hear it during the day, or see a live TV screen with rolling news. We may read a newspaper. At its heart, news is about people doing things. People’s activity is interesting.

What journalists are...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday April 20, 2017

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

Purpose

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The work here is based on over twenty years of teaching Media Studies at A Level and KS4 in a very large [2,500 pupils]...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

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  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

Introduction

This booklet is to support the preparation for the unit examination for WJEC GCSE Media. This workbook will enable you to work through the series of sessions led by your teacher and help you to start thinking about the kinds of tasks...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday October 01, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Student Workbook

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Booster Slides

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide »

Barry Rainsford | Thursday September 22, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Purpose

The purpose of this unit is not to tell anyone ‘what you must do’ or ‘this is the way that you must do it’. The...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Radio News Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes, Radio, Radio News

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers Quiz »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 06, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Specimen Paper Mark Scheme »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Thinking about the Media – Investigating (Newspapers) and Planning (Radio News)

  • A01: Recall, select, and communicate their knowledge and understanding of media products and the contexts in which they are produced and consumed
  • A02: Analyse and respond to media texts/topics using media key concepts and appropriate terminology
  • A03: Demonstrate research, planning and presentational skills
  • A04: Construct and evaluate their own products using creative and technical skills

Question...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Exemplar A* Response »

Rob Miller | Tuesday July 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

Exemplar A* response developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40) 38
Section B (40) 37
Total (80) 75

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material for use with Section A

Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B

Spare paper for notes (to be provided by centre)

Instructions to Candidates

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Mock Exam »

Rob Miller | Monday July 18, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News, Teacher Zone, Admin, Staffroom, Mocks

Candidate Name:
Centre Number:
Candidate Number:

Media Studies

Unit 1 Thinking about the Media: Investigating and Planning

Monday 5th June 2017

A Specimen Paper developed by Edusites Media

2 hours 15 minutes

Section A (40)
Section B (40)
Total (80)

Additional Materials

Printed Resource Material for use with Section A:

  • Resource Material 1.docx
  • Resource Material 2.docx

Optional: coloured pens/pencils and rulers for use with Section B

Spare paper for notes (to be...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday June 29, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Book A Half or Full Day Workshop in Your School

Programme Details

  • Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce, boost or revise the study of newspapers and radio news by exploring key genres and conventions – tabloid, mid market tabloid, local newspapers, broadsheets and freesheets.
  • Sessions will also explore how news offered on a range of platforms has impacted on this historical media form. One of these alternative platforms is Radio News....
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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner »

Barry Rainsford | Monday June 20, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Associated Resources

  • Overview Planner.pdf

Introduction for Teachers

News is a staple of media output. Most of us require a...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday June 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Using this Glossary

This glossary of terms is intended for use with the above resources for Unit 1 WJEC Summer 2017 GCSE Media...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook »

Barry Rainsford | Sunday June 19, 2016

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

Introduction

This workbook is to support the preparation for the unit examination for WJEC GCSE Media. It will enable you to...

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AQA AS MEST1 Cross Media Study - Film Fiction »

Rob Miller | Thursday September 10, 2015

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Film, Film Industry, Film Magazines, Magazines, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, Newspapers

Section B Cross Media Study Film Fiction

This is a resource for students and teachers who have chosen Film Fiction as their Cross Media Study topic. For advice on the structure and format of Section B Cross Media Study please access our guide at Teaching AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Guide. The exemplar response AQA AS Media Studies MEST1 Section B Cross Media Study Synergy Exemplar relates specifically to the Film Fiction Cross Media Study.

We will be analysing and...

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AQA GCSE TV News Glossary of Media Language »

Rob Miller | Thursday April 16, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Chroma-key: The process which allows you to film a presenter in front of a blank screen and add different pictures behind (sometimes called green screen or blue screen).

Donut: On location interview in which the presenter in the studio hands over to the presenter on location. They describe the situation and interview a guest before handing back to the presenter.

Anchor/s: The main studio presenter/s.

Log: A list of recorded pictures and words usually compiled as material...

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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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An Introduction to the Newspaper Industry Workshop »

Rob Miller | Thursday January 08, 2015

Categories: News, Newspapers

Our full or half day, interactive, visually stimulating workshops introduce pupils/students to the newspaper industry by exploring key genres and conventions – tabloid, mid market tabloid, local newspapers and broadsheets.

Centres are invited to select key case study texts and genres in advance while sessions will explore institution, ownership and synergy, production and publication, circulation and distribution, convergence and digital technology in relation to...

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AQA GCSE Television News Workshop »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 07, 2015

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Television News, Television, News (Television)

Edusites Media provides visually dynamic, interactive Starter, Booster and Revision Courses on TV News dedicated to, and focusing on specification requirements.

  • Pupils will analyse Television News, both national and regional and also news across a range of convergent platforms targeting a range of audiences.
  • Practical activities include how to respond to a pitch e.g. creating a new national TV News programme targeting a teenage audience, designing the website homepage of a...
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AQA GCSE Online Revision TV News »

Rob Miller | Monday December 01, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Television

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What Do You Know About the Exam?

  • It is 1 ½ hours long.
  • You have to answer 4 tasks, each worth 15 marks – this means you need to spend 22 minutes equally on each question.
  • The tasks are both theoretical and practical – take a pencil, coloured pencils and a ruler into the exam with you.
  • You will be given a design sheet for the Creative Task – use it. You may be asked to design and annotate the Website Homepage of a new TV News Channel, or...
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Exemplar AQA GCSE Lesson Plan | Introducing TV News »

Rob Miller | Friday November 14, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Intro to News

Associated Resources

  • Edusites Lesson Plan Template.docx

NB. Please note this is a suggested template, your school may require a different layout.

Length of Lesson (minutes): 60
Lesson Title: Introducing TV News

Context

This lesson would take place around the February Half Term, after completion of Controlled Assessment and serve as an introduction to the examined unit on TV News. It is expected that a very basic introduction will be required, based on the stereotype that 15...

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AQA GCSE Media Studies TV News D/C Grade Exemplar »

Rob Miller | Friday October 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, More on News, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials

Task 1

Audience research suggests the target audience of TV News is changing because:

  • news is available on a range of different platforms and in different media.
  • there is increasingly a need to entertain a target audience as well as inform them.
  • multi-channel television means there is a broad range of competition.

Why do you think TV News struggles to reach its audience? Give examples to support your views.

(15 marks)

I don’t watch TV News myself but I know a lot of...

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The Times, Daily Mirror and i Newspaper Study »

Rob Miller | Tuesday September 30, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC A2, WJEC A2 Media Studies, Key Concepts, Audience, Ideology, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Synergy, News, News Ownership, News Values, Newspapers, Popular Press

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The purpose of this pack is to provide a research platform for students and teachers of MS4 by exploring key potential exam areas of questioning – a relevant balance of Newspapers could be a tabloid, mid market tabloid and a broadsheet or replacing the mid market tabloid with a local newspaper or a newspaper aimed at a specific demographic. This resource explores The Times as a national, traditional broadsheet, The Daily Mirror as a national,...

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Newsround Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday August 15, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Hot Entries, News, News Values

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Origins and Launch

For many ‘40 somethings’, the name John Craven will be etched in the memory forever as the presenter who originated, and anchored a news show for children that has run continuously since 4th April, 1972. Back then it was called John Craven’s Newsround whereas now, ‘Newsround’ is the title of this quirky news magazine programme. Along with Doctor Who, Jackanory, Play School, Mr. Benn and Magic Roundabout, the BBC had a...

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BBC News Case Study »

Rob Miller | Thursday July 31, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Hot Entries, News, News Values, Popular Press

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Origins and Launch

BBC News is a global, recognisable brand that offers 24-hour, rolling news 365 days a year. The BBC has a pedigree as being a quality national, local and world news as part of the government’s public service television remit (PSB). Presenters have become household names over the years and have resisted criticism that the BBC is a breeding ground for Oxbridge public schoolboys and schoolgirls and that one of the feeder routes...

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TV News Al Jazeera English Case Study »

Rob Miller | Friday July 25, 2014

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Synergy, News, 24 Hour News, News Ownership, News Values, Popular Press

Origins and Launch

“Al Jazeera” means “The Island” in Arabic which is taken to mean the Arabian Peninsula. This is an important part of the Middle East and Arab world not least for its huge reserves of oil and natural gas and is home to 80 million citizens. Al Jazeera English is a 24-hour English language television news channel owned and funded by the House of Thani’s Al Jazeera Media Network based in Doha, Qatar. The House of Thani has been the ruling family in...

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WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides »

Barry Rainsford | Saturday June 21, 2014

Categories: GCSE, WJEC GCSE, WJEC GCSE Media Studies, News, Newspapers, Radio, Radio News

Guide Navigation

  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Overview Planner
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Teaching Guide
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides (opens in new tab)
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Student Workbook
  • WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Glossary

WJEC GCSE Media Studies Newspapers and Radio News Slides

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WJEC AS Media Studies Representation of Issues: Immigration »

Viki Walden | Monday March 24, 2014

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Ideology, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Newspapers

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Immigration is a rich representation topic for WJEC AS Media Studies because it can allow us to explore ethnicity, nationality, events and issues simultaneously.  It can be quite a sensitive topic in the classroom, so it is important that students understand some of the key terminology that is often misinterpreted or conflated in the Media.

  • Immigration: Coming to live in a country different to your birth-place.
  • Immigrant: Someone arriving in a...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Representation of Class in the Media Case Study »

Viki Walden | Friday March 21, 2014

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, News, News Values, Newspapers, Popular Press, Television, Reality TV

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Representation of Class (the Underclass) – A Case Study

Exploring representation of the “underclass” offers much opportunity for discussing a wide range of topics relevant to the AQA A2 specification including class, national and regional identity, and issues: poverty. You may also want to consider the broadcasting of the Channel 4 series Benefits Street as a media event. There is also scope for considering gender and ethnicity issues too –...

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OCR A2 Media Studies G325 Sec B Contemporary Media Issues: Global Media »

Rob Miller | Thursday March 20, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR A2, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Globalisation, Integration, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, News Ownership, News Values

G325 Section B fundamentals initially need to be observed and factored into the teaching of this Contemporary Media Issue – two media forms must be referenced in equal measure by the student. There must also be a past, present and future element to the analysis but with emphasis on the present (the past must be used to give balance only and to contextualise an argument). Two main case studies minimum ideally need to be explored for each media form while others need to be...

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Newspaper Quiz »

Rob Miller | Wednesday March 19, 2014

Categories: A Level, OCR A Level, OCR AS, Hot Entries, News, Newspapers, Quizzes, Media Studies Quizzes

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AQA GCSE Media Studies Assignment 3 - Newspaper Production »

Rob Miller | Saturday November 02, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Newspapers, Popular Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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To go with AQA GCSE Media Studies Assignment 3 Practical Production Evaluation Guide

For this brief students will be producing four pages of a new local or new national newspaper. If working as part of a group, no more than two students are permitted to produce four pages each.

Key Concepts = Media Language, Institution, Audience and Representation.

Structure

  • Individual Planning & Research: LOW, LIMITED SUPERVISION (15 Marks)
  • Construction:...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Gatsby Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday May 28, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Film, Film Analysis, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Synergy, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, iTraining, Improve Your Teaching, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials will be chosen to raise issues about:

  • media concepts (form, representation, institutions,...
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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Olympics Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Wednesday May 22, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Narrative, Representation & Stereotyping, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, New Technologies, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

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MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including 15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials will be chosen to raise issues about:

  • media concepts (form,...
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WJEC AS Media Studies MS1 Representation of Events | The Philpott Tragedy 11th May 2012 »

Rob Miller | Tuesday April 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, News Values, Popular Press

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On 11th May 2012, Jade, John, Jack, Jesse and Jayden Philpott were killed in a house fire at 18 Victory Road, Allenton, Derby. Their half-brother Duwayne Philpott died in hospital three days later – all children were aged between 5 and 13.

The fire was started by their father, Mick Philpott and his accomplice Paul Mosley in an attempt to frame his ex-girlfriend Lisa Willis who had recently left him, and to gain custody of their children.

It...

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AQA Media Studies MEST3 Critical Perspectives Sec A Static Image Sample Paper & Responses »

rlsmedia | Tuesday April 30, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Audience, Genre, Ideology, Institutions, Media Language, Representation & Stereotyping, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, New Technologies, Postmodernism, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News, Popular Press, Admin, Staffroom, Exemplar Materials, Mocks

Associated Resources

  • Static Image Sample The Sun.pdf
  • Static Image Sample Hackney Gazette.pdf

MEST3 Section A (40%)

1 hour including15 minutes reading/viewing time (32 marks)

The first section will be based around unseen stimulus materials which may be print, e-media, audio or moving image based. The stimulus materials will be designed to be easily assimilated by candidates in the space of 15 minutes and there will be time for note-taking and essay planning. The materials...

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The Impact of New / Digital Media 24 Hour News Case Study »

rlsmedia | Friday April 19, 2013

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Advertising, Viral Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Convergence, Digital Media, Internet, Social Networking, Community, History of the Internet, Mobile Phones, Public Vs Privacy, Communications, New Technologies, User Generated Content, We Media, News, More on News, 24 Hour News

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Why do you need to study this Unit?

  • In your final exam you will need to respond to an essay question in Section B of the paper.
  • You can either choose one on Representation using your case study which you will produce with your Media Studies teacher at some point in your course;
  • Or you can choose a question on the Impact of New/Digital Media.

For a Top Mark Question you need to:

  • The answer shows a confident and appropriate discussion and evaluation...
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BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production: Speech Package Production »

Rob Miller | Friday February 22, 2013

Categories: Nationals, BTEC Nationals, BTEC Nationals Level 3, Level 3 Creative Media Production, Hot Entries, News, Other Topics, Production Zone, Audio Production, Radio, Radio Podcasts, More on Radio, Podcasts, Podcasts for Students, Podcasts for Teachers

Assignment 1 & Learning Outcome 1: Be able to identify opportunities for producing speech based packages for factual and news radio programmes.

  1. List those radio stations which consist entirely of speech based programming.
  2. List 10 -15 radio stations that have music but some speech based programmes.
  3. List the types of radio speech packages and give an example. You must include: i. News and Current Affairs Programmes (live reports, news bulletins, interviews); ii. Features...
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AQA GCSE Media Studies Assignment 3 Practical Production Evaluation Guide »

Rob Miller | Wednesday January 09, 2013

Categories: GCSE, AQA GCSE, Hot Entries, News, Popular Press, Production Zone, Print Production

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You must produce a 700-800 word Evaluation which should reflect upon the process of the production from the aims right through to the 4 Newspaper Page production.

Structure your Evaluation using the sub headings for each section below and include in each section an image of your production e.g. one of the newspaper pages (as a smaller image) in draft form or the final page or part of the final page. You need to do this to illustrate and explain to...

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Galtung & Ruge News Values PPT »

Caroline Bagshaw | Thursday August 16, 2012

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA A2, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, News Values, Theory, Theory Downloads

Associated Resources

  • Galtung and Ruge News Values.ppt



News Print Technical & Symbolic Codes »

Rob Miller | Thursday August 09, 2012

Categories: A Level, WJEC A Level, WJEC AS, WJEC AS Media Studies, Key Concepts, Media Language, Hot Entries, News, Intro to News

Newspapers can be deconstructed like any other form of print media the following codes apply:

  1. Photographic Codes (framing, lighting, focus, camera angle, juxtaposition, types of shot, effects): newspapers use primarily black and white but sometimes colour photography is used reflecting production values and news values (see below). Some newspapers will have staff photographers but many buy from freelance photographers or news agencies and also will purchase library picture...
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Regional Newspapers | AQA MEST2 Creating Media »

Jeremy Orlebar | Thursday December 01, 2011

Categories: A Level, AQA A Level, AQA AS, Advertising, More on Advertising, Hot Entries, New Media, Digital Media, New Technologies, News, More on News, Regional News, Production Zone, Web Production

Associated Resources

MEST2 Coursework Overview 2011-12.ppt

All teacher-assessed marks to be returned to AQA by 10 January 2012 or 15 May 2012

Link: AQA MEST2 Briefs

Brief Two | Regional Newspapers

A regional newspaper is about to run a month long campaign promoting local sports. The newspaper has an online presence and is keen to use its website as a focus for information, as well as featuring a range of sports related features in its print product to broaden the reach 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)

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  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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Newspapers & Political Bias »

Richard Gent | Wednesday August 17, 2011

Categories: News, Intro to News, Popular Press

*The table above is intended to give a rough idea of a newspaper’s political bias / leaning. A paper’s allegiance can change. Why might this be?*

Traditionally The Labour Party have been firmly on the left and have branded themselves in red whereas The Conservative Party have been firmly on the right have and have branded themselves in blue. However, since New Labour (Tony Blair) the Labour Party have adopted to a more central position whilst still leaning to the left....

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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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First News | News Analysis + Production Skills PPT »

Shirley Bierman | Monday May 23, 2011

Categories: Nationals, News, Popular Press

First News | News Analysis + Production Skills.ppt

Additional Resources

OCR Nationals Level 2 Overview




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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Birth of Video Journalism & Channel One »

Richard Gent | Friday January 14, 2011

Categories: News, Television, Video Journalism

Click on the link below to find out more about The Birth of Video Journalism, Video Journalists (VJs) & Channel One (C1).

http://viewmagazine.tv/videojos.html