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My question for Part B was “Convergence allows audiences to access media content from multiple platforms on one device. Assess the impact of convergence in your cross-media study. My three products were Teen Wolf (Network: MTV), The Originals (Network: The CW) and American Horror Story (Network: FX).
I think I should include stereotypes and countertypes in my Section B answer. Stereotypes are a fixed cliché of a person or thing. For example, the saying that blonde people are dumb. This is stereotypical as not all blonde people are dumb. I believe this can be used in the Part B answer. For instance, for my three choices of the broadcasting platform, I could talk about how the genre of production is portrayed and how they relate to the generalisation of such shows. Countertypes are positive stereotypes that accentuate the positive attributes of someone. For instance, a countertype could be that blonde people are smart. This is a countertype as it accentuates the positivity that blonde-haired people are smart. I could talk about how countertypes are used to influence the audience into wanting to watch such shows and movies, and to increase the popularity of the shows so the audience talk about it to people who do not watch it, which can intrigue others to watch it.
A few things to look for:
- Subverting stereotypes of ‘old people’ in the Hatton Garden story.
- Wider issues & debates (Right to die, Prince Charles meeting Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams).
- The Daily Mail pointing out that the NHS nurse who has murdered patients is Filipino (Gasp!)
Anyway, have a read.
Visible Minorities in Entertainment Media.
(Canada orientated as you would expect from a URL finishing with .ca, but some useful perspectives in there).
(Lots here on stereotypes and negative portrayals).