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  1. How crime is represented in the Media

    There are always recent crime stories on homepages such as Yahoo and Google, when first logging onto the internet before even going to a website the public can read about a recent crime. The hypodermic Syringe Model is the belief which suggests that the audience watching a media text are passive viewers and are like sponges; absorbing everything the media suggests. Violent images in media texts can influence the behaviour of some vulnerable people in society. For example, showing a reconstruction of a violent murder on Crime watch may result in some audiences becoming violent themselves over what they see.

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  2. Spooks Analysis

    The first section of the scene starts off in an office with a man and a woman conversing. The scene is quite lowly lit. The main source of lighting is the light being given off by the computer. We see during the conversation that the man and woman are in fact special agents. They are both dressed smartly, one dressed in a suit. This pair would undoubtedly come from a middle class background. We can see this from the way in which they are dressed and groomed, and also by the job that the pair have. Agents would draw in quite a bit of wealth, and we can see the amount of power the woman has as she says she wants the gun as soon as possible.

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  3. Crime drama storyboard report

    But what makes this different from many other crime dramas that British TV churns out are the ghoulish & highly detailed recreations of carved-up cadavers & hideous burn victims. Based on ITV, A touch of frost stars David Jason as Detective Inspector William Frost, known as Jack to everyone but his wife. Frost has a cavalier approach to the rules. The series is set in the fictional town of Denton, which from geographical references in the series sometimes appears to be in or near Oxfordshire. He has a tendency to become emotionally involved in his cases, which Mullet considers unprofessional.

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  4. Give an account of, and evaluate the research methods you used to investigate the relationship between women and film.

    It was useful because it gave me a feminist view which was what I was looking for to support my own opinions about the representations in Disney: it reassured me that I was thinking along the right lines. A similar site was www.newint.org which I found using the same search words. It was useful and again gave a feminist deconstruction of the Disney films I was interested in by Kathy Maio. However, she was much more critical of the stereotypes being used in Disney and suggested that even representations that appeared to be subversions of stereotypes were in fact just new models of the same old stereotypes.

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  5. nature of magazines

    The programme aired on ITV 1 Ofcom keep their eye on all these types of programmes. The presenters for my show are Fern Britton and Philip Schofield Transmission The programme starts at 10.30-12.30 and roughly lasts about 2 hours however with commercial breaks this may differ cutting off about 20 minutes of the show. The programme runs through Monday to Friday I think the timing is not shown over the weekend as most children are at school and its main aim is for adults. The programme is recorded live within a studio.

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  6. history of newspapers

    The Broadsheet Newspapers One of the most successful newspapers is The Times found by John Walter in 1785 which was the Daily Universal, and now owned by Rupert Murdoch or News International which also launched another longer version (broadsheet) The Sunday Times in 1864 but only came under common ownership in 1966 although The Times and The Sunday Times are both owned by Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp, they did not share the same staff but have the same owner since 1967.

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  7. A Comparative Analysis of television channels FIVE and BBC.

    A long advertising campaign was launched, known as "Give Me Five" in an attempt to draw in viewers. On the 30th March, 1997, Channel 5 was launched at 6pm, attracting an audience of 2.4 million people, a figure higher than the launch of Channel 4, fifteen years earlier. This new channel neither had the money or reputation to buy and broadcast potentially successful material. Perhaps getting off to a bad start, the main schedule consisted of home and cookery programmes, cheap US exports, and late night pornography. However, Channel 5 did receive praise for its news programming, and soon the ratings became consistently acceptable.

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  8. History of soaps

    After getting the attentions and demands in US, the UK followed the same route and started doing these shows in a simlar way on radios here and they got popular and consequently were associated with the BBC radio. In UK Mrs Dale's Diary was the first BBC radio serial drama. It was first broadcast on the BBC Light Programme on 5 January 1948, and was then transferred to the newly-formed Radio 2 in 1967, where it ran until 25 April 1969.

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  9. codes conventions of tv

    There are a lot of graphics used throughout the program such as the symbol of the world revolving around different countries and this is in varied colours such as red, yellow and white. If you watch 'The News at one 2009 with Emily Maitlis', you will notice that all the presenters were dressed in red which helps the presentation of the show as a whole because by doing this the show looks in accordance and neat. Their presentation is also very formal for example their expressions are serious as they need to respect all issues and the way they dress is also smart and appropriate being featured mainly in suits or office attire.

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  10. Gordan Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares Research

    Plus, traditions could come into play as a classic pub for example would serve meals such as roasts and hot pots, where as a 5-star restaurant would be serving three course meals which cost in excess of hundreds of pounds per head. So if we were to go to one of these places and try and introduce something that isn't custom in that location, it would not go down well for the programme and even more so for the business itself.

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  11. Match of the Day Production Schedule

    Match This is the coverage of the match. They need to get all the action from many different angles. BBC will have more than one camera at each match; however they will also have some rights to other smaller companies where they can share camera work. Also at every match the BBC has a commentator. This commentator will comment on the game as it proceeds. This gives the commentary on match of the day more realistic. The cameramen during the game will make a note of key times during the game.

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  12. Match of the Day Research

    The researchers need to be people who are determined. They need to be determined as they need to get the good interesting information about their teams. They also need to be well organised, they need to have a schedule about how and when they are going to gain information and this is good time organisation as well. The amount of researchers in MOTD is not clear by the credits however I would like to have a rough guess at about 8 researchers in my episode. To justify this prediction I think that for every highlighted game for the episode there will be one researcher.

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  13. Compare how channel 4 and the BBC target youth audience

    Both dealing with the similar notion of how to make money. These particular programmes would fail to seize a youth audience. However due to the traditional ideologies of this particular institution, teenagers are not targeted until at least 5pm which is the time you would expect these young adults to recline in front of the telly. Programming such as 'The slammer' begins to draw in that all important youth audience. Dealing with issues of a controversial nature, such as crime, and in this case prison, is always used as a major weapon to engage teenagers as the idea of rebelling is common amongst the young adults.

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  14. Veronica Mars

    Dean O Dell's wife was having an affair with professor Landry. The dean finds out about it and is killed. Evidence was discovered and the professor was placed in jail. His teaching assistant Tim becomes a main character as he and veronica try to prove his innocence. Professor Landry has an alibi and is freed, while Miley O' Dell collects insurance money and disappears along side Landry. Landry accidentally kills Mindy during argument. In class when Tim takes over the professor, Veronica realizes that Tim is the murderer and the episode ends with veronica having dinner with her father.

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  15. To what extent are CSI: Vegas and The Shield representative of crime drama

    Vegas connotes or represents for them; the wealth, power and adventure mixed with the harsh plains of the desert that surrounds it, therefore they are isolated. 'The Shield' displays crime from a different aspect and is set on "the streets". This immediately shows danger, as we are seen as not being safe on the streets as opposed to a police station or office where there is control and order. Outside anything could happen and similar to 'CSI:Vegas' there is opportunity for crime and disruption.

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  16. What is the significance of 'flow' for an understanding of television?.

    By planning its intervals and timing of commercials for example, the viewer's attention is held; at least this is what is intended by flow. Subsequently as this process engages interest of the viewer - by promising exciting things to happen once the programme returns after the break, for example - we are able to engage with the programme unit more thoroughly, thus our understanding of television is heightened. With many characteristics of this process in mind I hope to make clear and outline the importance of 'flow' for an understanding of television.

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  17. In your chosen two television programmes, discuss the extent to which situation comedy is dependant on stereotypical representations of gender.

    The fist scene of MBB opens up in Gary's bedroom, where Gary and Dorothy are together in bed. Gary farts openly several times and wipes his earwax on the pillow, Gary is not embarrassed about it, stating, flatly "it's what blokes do". Dorothy on the other hand is more feminine and is disgusted by Gary's behaviour. Both Gary and Dorothy are both reading newspapers, Gary is reading the stereotypical 'lads' paper, 'the Sun', he quotes on an article about men being able to choose the size of their partners breasts, this is stereotypical for a man as they want to control woman's bodies and only see them as pure sex objects for their benefit.

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  18. Free essay


    Now I am going to discuss the set and costume design. 1. In the musical, there are two ladders on the stage, one is on downstage left, the other is downstage right, but actors just use them in some short scene. When Roxie and Kelly singing on the ladders in different scene (Roxie was on right one and Kelly was on left one), they looked like more powerful than they were on the stage. I think they want to be concentrated on as well, when they on the ladders, they were shinning, whereas surroundings were dark, so audience would focus on them.

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  19. Television. When the television was introduced in the 1930s, it had a huge affect on the American culture. It represented change and advancement.

    When the television was introduced in the 1930s, it had a huge affect on the American culture. It represented change and advancement. Before the television, people only had their radios or newspapers. Now, they were able to match faces with voices, and actually see what was being described during their programs. This also opened up people's eyes to the world around them. Audiences were able to view programs that were set on the other side of the country. They were able to see how different people interacted with one another.

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  20. Does desperate houswives offer new repesentations of women

    The story of Cinderella shows a character that is motherless and lives with her step-mother. Because she doesn't have a mother she is portrayed as being and outcast, rejected by the rest of her family and is kept away from society, thus emphasising the importance of a mother figure and the negative outcome if this role is not there. The typical mother figure is also represented in Greek mythology with Hera "Goddess of marriage, women, and childbirth, It is said that it was only when humanity discovered man's role in procreation that male gods began to be worshipped.

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  21. Analysis of a news broadcast

    The music isn't over whelming like a bomb ticking that is going to explode any minute and the headlines need to be read out very quickly before this happens. However, it reminds me of the beeping sound you get in hospitals from machines, but it also reminds me of a clock at the same time. It is quiet confusing to explain and each individual might feel the music represents different things, as if it is letting the children decide on how they want this music to be represented as.

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  22. Crime Genre Report for Media.

    The audience expects to see the bad guy get caught at the end. Also unlike other film genres, crime dramas usually revolve around one character. The key stylistic element of the crime genre is melodrama. The identity if the show is determined by the personality of the law enforcer. Difficult material is being addressed much more such as police corruption, psychotic criminals, drug related crimes, serial killers, human trafficking and racial crime. I discovered the crime genre can be divided into four parts. First is the original crime drama "whodunit?" usually the central character has a troubled personal life, there are car chases, the crime always gets solved, and the camera has no point of view.

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  23. Wrestling and Reality Culture

    Wrestling fans can even surf the web and find results, biographies, pictures, interviews, and news on all of their favorite wrestlers and organizations. Professional wrestling has always been labeled as entertainment for "Rednecks" or some obscure group of individuals. People always considered wrestling "fake" and mindless, suitable for those with "simple minds." However, the popularity of wrestling has exploded over the last three years and captivates audiences of all ages. As of late, "WWF Raw" by the World Wrestling Federation is the most popular show on cable television.

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  24. Key Issues In Digital Broadcasting

    Its big program channels like these make people want to have Sky. Such as nickelodeon is a kid's channel program, the history channel is for the older and more mature audience and the geographic channel is for the male teen audience with shows like American Chopper and American Hot Rod. Virgin Media is formally known as NTL and Telewest because Virgin Media bought the two companies in 2006 after they had merged together and inheriting all their main benefits such as NTL internet broadband is now Virgin.net and Telewest is now Virgin Media program with their logo at the bottom right of the screen.

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  25. Science Fiction Media Coursework

    The race was a way for each country to demonstrate their power and world supremacy. One of the films reflecting America's worries about the 'space race' was 'The Incredible Shrinking Man' released in 1957 as it shown technology was improving dramatically e.g. space technology. Another concern of America was the 'Arms race between them and Russia many were concerned of the consequences of the testing of nuclear bombs. The film 'The War of the Worlds' (1953) reflected the worries of invasion and the devastation of War. One of the recent narratives which reflect peoples concerns today was the hybrid genre 'Constantine' directed by Francis Lawrence tells the story irreverent supernatural detective who has literally been to hell and back.

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