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  1. Discuss the representation with Gary Glitter's press conference in Regents Park. Comment on the photographs, layout and copy.

    This builds up a sense of isolation and disgrace towards Gary. The sub-headline below the picture says, "Cops slammed on sick stunt," which again leads the readers to think Gary is putting on some sort of perverted show also suggesting the police are being criticised for allowing this event to take place. So by just looking at the article and without reading the copy the layout has already influenced the readers to feel contempt towards Gary. The copy of the article in The Sun on page five makes it seem as though Gary's press conference in Regent's Park was so unnecessary that even police chiefs were getting berated for supporting him.

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  2. How far should people's privacy be protected from the press?

    how to handle the press in their own way. Each star receives a varying amount of press attention in their life and usually music celebrities are more hounded than film personalities simply because they appear in added mediums separate from their music. Whereas a film star is in the actual movie and a select few interviews, musicians can be found on records, in music videos, in interviews, and at live performances and award shows. This increases the press intrusion into their lives.

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  3. Freedom of the press is essential to political liberty. Where man can not freely convey their thoughts to one another, no freedom is secure.

    Freedom of the press is the foundation that democratic and just societies are built on. History Freedom of the press has been a disputed issue since the modern print press began in the 1400's. Rulers and church leaders restricted the writing and distribution of certain material even before there was a press. Since AD 400's the Roman Catholic Church has restricted material that it deemed to be contrary to the church teachings3. In those days, when everything was hand written books that were considered offensive would be burned or banned. This was one of the first restrictions to freedom of the press.

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  4. Target-Audience Analysis

    And is there a difference between the two? So who made Ellery Queen's the most sought after mystery magazine? Many people have tried to identify a target audience of detective fiction, but have been unsuccessful in pointing to exclusively one group of individuals. Obviously what gets people to purchase a magazine is the front cover. Something about it has to attract or at least elicit attention towards the magazine. It's easy to say that many people were inclined to buy the 1991 December issue of the magazine because of the picture of Janwillem van de Wetering on the cover, but that obviously was not the reason for the magazines fifty years of success.

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  5. Assess whether the Northcliffe Revolution is a useful way of understanding developments in the UK press in the period 1890-1930?

    It was Northcliffe's entrepreneurial desire to achieve this target that led to the Daily Mail reaching a circulation of just a few thousand under 1 million readers at 989,000 (Williams: 1998: 56). But this would not have been possible if not for the mass use of advertising within his publication. Advertising During the period of 1890-1930 the print based press undoubtedly developed financially. As is understandable the costs in order to produce a publication such as a daily newspaper rose considerably.

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  6. Why Does the Issue of Privacy and the Media Continue to be a Controversial One?

    It was very controversial and caused a big stir in the US. It is not a new issue. Even as far back as the sixties the topic was being raised. Lord Mancroft, Alex Lyon and Brian Walden in 1961, 1967 and 1969 were private members who introduced bills on privacy. All three failed. It first began to become a particularly important issue after the Gordon Kaye story. The ex-"Allo Allo" actor was in hospital after a car accident and journalists dressed up as doctors and nurses in order to take photographs of him. So why has it lasted so long?

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  7. 'Semiotic analysis of an image of your choice'

    What is signified in the image is that the soup is so substantial, so filling and 'Big' that even a well made pot is not up to the job of holding its weight for cooking, it is in fact more than just an entire meal in a can. The relationship between the signifier and the signified is the difference between what is seen and what the advert desires the viewer to see, that is to say this image is not just a broken pot and a can of soup.

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  8. Overcoming Cultural Obstacles: the use of imagery and syntax for the creation of a connection with the reader

    Space, in terms of mental guidelines, finds itself existing as the windows through which an individual defines, perceives, and understands the world around them. This plays a vital role in the life of any individual, yet takes on a predominant focus when one discuses the lives and existence of a minority or any cultural exile. This defines any person or persons living in a culture and/or society bearing any form of self-definition not matching that of the individual. When this phenomenon occurs a state of double consciousness emerges - a dual existence in which an individual must integrate the values of their own cultural perception along with those of the host society in which they find themselves (Kosslyn 453).

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  9. ICT GCSE Major Project : A Media magazine aimed at teenagers in the school

    One magazine which used to be produced for the school called the Rakess Update which did outline some reviews and cinema interests, but it was unprofessional, and did not contain a great deal of information useful to teenagers and other ages and was not up to date so after a while the magazine was cancelled and a school web-site was made instead. The Rakess Update to be able to be more successful it needed: * Better Promotion * More Organisation * More Efficiency * More Communication If these things were added to this magazine then the students would have preferred it and it would be have been a lot more successful and popular.

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  10. Marketing a Pop Group

    First, it is essential to talk about the background information of the group. The music group that was chosen by my group was called 'Biggie G And The Family' The music genre that was chosen was Rhythm and Bass otherwise known as R&B. We did originally get the idea from a previous group named 'P.Diddy and the Bad Boy Family' but thought that if we used this name it would make out band equal to rebels as they would stand out from the crowd and only be interested in the welfare of themselves and people close to them.

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  11. The PCC (The Press Complaints Commission) - Explain what it is

    The Press were given eighteen months to see if it could work. If it failed, then the Government was urged to introduce legislation. The Press were warned by Government that they were 'drinking at the last chance saloon. In the event, the PCC was set up with great speed by the press in order to avoid statutory controls. It is a matter of debate whether the press have improved their standards. David Mellor MP, the first Minister for the National Heritage in John Major's post-1992 government was perhaps the first in the new government to find him exposed across the front pages.

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  12. Sapphic Slashers

    As seen in the film Birth of a Nation, following Reconstruction, white males were still determined to gain control and limit the expressiveness and political freedoms of many black leaders. In the households, white males were determined to keep their women within the domestic sphere. This meant maintaining the long-term ideals that women were supposed to be chaste, pure beings with limited vocal and sexual freedoms. Through this white male desire to maintain domination over these innocent women and so-called "inferior races," it is easy to see the likely emergence of the two narratives Duggan examines.

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  13. The media in Japan is controlled by big business and politicians - discuss

    Media ownership is highly concentrated in Japan. There are five large media conglomerates, which are based around the five big national newspapers Yomiuri, Asahi, Mainichi, Nihon Keizai and Sankei. Many of these papers are still held by decedents of the founders, and as foreigners are barred by law from playing any substantial role in media ownership in Japan, the Big Five are mostly owned by family, top-management and banks. Clustered around the newspapers are the five commercial TV networks in Tokyo, forming five media groups such as the Fujisankei Communication Group.

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  14. Commentary on Roch Sulima's book Antropologia codziennosci (Anthropology of everyday life).

    Ugly, sad, grey reality that the average passer-by fills wearily, becomes an excuse for Sulima remarkably interesting essays, which describe and interpret everyday life in the past ten years. It turns out that such an analysis can be a great key to the story of the world around us and ourselves. Sulima admits that everyday life is not beautiful. What aspect of beauty can be found in the gaudy architecture of cottages in share gardens or in the space of Warsaw tower block? However, despite its ugliness carries many meanings, you just have to take the trouble to read them.

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  15. "Dreamland Japan" - The Manga and Anime Market - Book Review

    As it is mostly known, ?manga? is the Japanese translation for ?comics?. This book also deals primarily with manga in the printed media of course, not with Japanese ?anime2?. Schodt copes well in explaining general manga which have structured story lines (?story manga?), and his writings can be divided into four major sequences. First, the chapters ?Enter the Id? and ?Modern Manga at the End of the Milennium? contain statements which help to understand the world of manga as a whole. What are manga, exactly, and where did they come from? The author states (Schodt, 1996, p.

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    He adds that the three rules of making stories understandable are explain, explain and explain. This former Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review, says in his book that Business, financial or economics journalists could improve the effectiveness of their communication if they followed a few simple rules: Use statistics sparingly Avoid economic jargon Define economic terms Compare statistics Turn statistics into stories Humanize business news Generate unusual business story ideas Go beyond the press release Get the other side to a business story Show the significance of business news Use statistics sparingly A financial, business or economics journalist should always use numbers sparingly in his or her stories.

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  17. This paper examines the influence that media has on adolescent females feelings towards their place in society, sexuality, self-esteem and body image.

    Adolescent girls are more apt to experience decreased feeling of attractiveness and self-esteem. Girls are more likely to feel ashamed and distressed by the - 1 - ________________ changes in their body and appearance. They become more insecure and self-aware of the changes that occur. Boys, however, find the progression of adolescence to be a more positive and reassuring time. They tend to experience improved feelings of body satisfaction and self-assurance. While both are increasing in size and changing in shape, boys welcome this change and girls dread it. Adolescence is a time of extreme introspection.

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  18. Eudora Wetley "A Worn Path" symbolism analysis

    The occurrences in this journey however hint at the larger journey of her life, that she has made so far and is still continuing. Having endured all the atrocities of the whites during the slave years, having seen the Civil war and so much more, everything around her is full of symbolism. The journey itself witch is never ending leaves Phoenix in a state of constant motion and struggle. Jason Martinez Martinez p. #2 English 102 Slaughter 6-25-12 She first appears as a stereotype of an old black woman, with her typical long dress, superstitions, and the habit of talking to herself (Bethea 2)

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