Is print Media-dead Media??

I don’t agree with the fact that print media is dead media. I agree that E-media is improving and people would rather use online magazine to read the news because its cheaper and faster. E-media provides more evidence like videos, pictures, people can write comments and share with other. I agree that it is more fun to interact with each other in social network, whan to read a magazine to your self, and have no one to share you opinion. Nowadays the fragmented audience is expecting faster, wider and better quality of news. Before people did not have social network to communicate with each other. There was no YouTube to get entertained and share their opinions. the magazines were not published so often like we have today. This just shows that the demand of paper magazine have  strongly improved. However not just paper media have improved, but also the broadcasting. This is because before it was about +5 TV channel, so people did not have a wide range of selections. But everything have changed because technology improved and today we get +100 TV channels, so everyone can choose what news they like. Continue reading “Is print Media-dead Media??”

Let’s Learn God Dangit: Is Print Media a Dead Medium?

With the growing age of digital media, no one casts a second glance to flyers and pamphlets. Its so much easier to whip out your mobile and check out the latest trends and news, its quick, efficient and provides so much more information than a measly piece of paper. A lot of newspaper firms have switched to e-media, by creating handy apps and showing the “risqué” stories online rather than on paper. But is this really such a good thing? Print media has been around for centuries. Not only does it provide information about the world around you, it can contain fun competitions and quizzes. Some of you may argue that its better to do them online, but with online competitions, its easy to fall into scams and malware and you’ll end up with 60+ viruses on your laptop when you just wanted to play Sims 4 was that too much to ask?!*

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Owen Jones’ ‘The Establishment’

The Establishment is a highly political book which explains the real deal surrounding the British ‘Establishment’ – The social elite – where the book subsequently shows who runs the show behind the scenes. The book however is not a part of a series but the author has been known to write many a political book or even articles on the Guardian.

The book has a spectacular quality of not dissuading the reader in five minutes, a quality of most books surrounding British politics hold to heart, and in fact seems to have you gripped by the first page. It is also relatively easy to follow (although there is a lot of information and can be quite tricky to remember) and the way it is presented is cleverly done to help someone read the book with little political understanding. Owen Jones, the author, has been called a hypocrite for writing this book as he graduated in Oxford and is even considered a part of the establishment to some although some criticism would be expected from a controversial piece such as this. Do not be fooled though, this is not a book you can quickly whizz through. It takes time and consideration to take in all that has been written, implied and exemplified (which stands throughout).

I would recommend this book not by age group, despite being a more mature book, but by determination to sit and really let the information simmer in and make sense. For the learners out there this book is a god-send; I doubt you can reach the next chapter without learning at least a few new things.

Through all of this I would have to give this book 5/5 with no legitimate flaws it is hard to give it any less.



Representations…well ain’t they something

The movie which I have recently seen and I’ve decided to talk about is ‘Gimme Shelter’. A pregnant teen (Vanessa Hudgens) learns to break the bonds of her past and embrace her future after taking refuge at a shelter for homeless youths. Apple (Vanessa Hudgens) suffered an incredibly lonely and abusive past, living under the roof of her drug and alcohol addicted mother along with her mother’s many abusive boyfriends who gave Apple nothing but pain and misery. Therefore Apple couldn’t escape coming out and looking like a stereotypical ‘junky’ with the rough clothing, tattoos and ugly facial piercings that don’t compliment a young girl’s face. The world of drugs and alcohol stereotypically can be separated into two parties. One which is filled with glamour and bags of money and riches and those taking the drugs are usually glamorous rich celebrities which have too much money which they can handle and turn to using these substances. The other is filled with ‘bad’ people who have got the wrong idea of life and have turned all there opportunities and chances away and have turned towards drugs and alcohol to drown out the rest of the world. In this case, we are looking at a girl which from the outside looks like she’s ‘bad’ and it was her decision to take up drugs and sex and her decision to push away school and all other helping opportunities and because of her appearance we’d all avoid her in the street thinking her unwashed hands would dart out and reach into our pockets and take out our supposedly honestly earned belongings. But because of the representations and ideologies which we see in the media, we have grown these stereotypes of these druggies and haven’t fully understood why they are like that and only look at the outside. Like with Apple. She would of loved to of grown in a happy safe family, not having to sleep with one eye open at night and a permanent glance over her own shoulder. Due to these ideologies we look at Apples rough appearance and think that she’s thrown her whole life away and that she’s the one that doesn’t care when in fact her mother, the woman who was supposed to protect her and teach her and nourish her and keep her safe was the one who put her in all these horrid situation and had not allowed her to break through and to prove to us on the inside that Apple isn’t only a druggy with no hope but actually a beautiful loving girl which takes on life face forward and in the end battles for her baby and becomes the mom to the little girl that she never had.

As well as the people which lived along side Apple in those deprived and infested areas of America, the actual place as well was a stereotyped view that media has. Even though areas like that do have some elements from the movie, for movie purposes the film had placed every aspect of drug filled American towns in one single road, making us believe that everyone in those types of areas live like that.

global village

I think that ‘global village’ means that the world has become a place that is centred around electric technology. For example the use of twitter, Facebook and instagram for e-media; and TV and phones for broadcast mean that the world is able to communicate so easily just by the use of the internet.

What is meant by ‘Global Village’?

What Marshall McLuhan meant by the term ‘Global Village’ is that the world is closely linked as a massive community through the use of e-media and broadcasting such as social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), TV, telephone etc. Also, the world is seen as economically, socially and politically interdependent meaning that the countries are dependent on each other for products they cannot produce efficiently for themselves.