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Links to Two News Broadcasts for Final CA

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Presentations of Our News Reports

For our final continuous assessment assignment we were split up into groups and were required to produce a news report that was constructed so that it conveyed our own preferred meaning on an issue that is relevant within contemporary Irish … Continue reading

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Media Discourse and Analysis: Week 11

“News stories are a summary, a synthesis; they convey an illusory sense of omniscience, as if we see some segment of events in their totality, with all parts brought together, so we can perceive the total pattern, including its meaning” … Continue reading

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Media Discourse and Analysis: Week 10

As we approach the end of our module the issue of private versus public broadcasting becomes our focus of attention. In particular we will be looking at potential economic and ideological determining factors when it comes to broadcasting in public … Continue reading

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RTE’s Biased Coverage of the American Presidential Election

As an example of media bias in a news broadcast I have chosen an RTE report on the United States presidential election broadcast on July 11th 2012 (link at end of post). The campaigning for the presidential election is getting … Continue reading

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Media Discourse and Analysis: Week 9

Media of varying types form a significant part of the everyday cultural life of modern industrial societies and as traditional sources of moral and cultural authority begin to wane these media-based entities become more influential in our cultural, political and … Continue reading

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Media Discourse and Analysis: Week 8

Following the break for Easter we are now looking at two contrasting views of the media and how it mediates information about what is happening both locally and internationally. Firstly there is a Marxist analysis, which focuses on ownership of … Continue reading

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