What to post when

Please note the deadlines below;

Task Due Date Radio Students Journalism Students DMC Students PR & Advertising students
0 1:00pm, 5th  October Introduce yourself by adding a post under the ‘Say Hello’ Category Introduce yourself by adding a post under the ‘Say Hello’ Category Introduce yourself by adding a post under the ‘Say Hello’Category Introduce yourself by adding a post under the ‘Say Hello’ Category
1 1:00pm, 12th October Write a blog post on the topic of ‘The Frankfurt School’ or ‘Media Theory’ Write a blog post on the topic of ‘The Frankfurt School’ or ‘Media Theory’ Write a blog post on the topic of the ‘Frankfurt School’ or ‘Media Theory’ Write a blog post on the topic of ‘The Frankfurt School’ or ‘Media Theory’
2 1:00pm, 26th October Write a blog post about either ‘Communication as Interaction  or ‘Political Economy and Ideology’ Write a blog post about either ‘Communication as Interaction  or ‘Political Economy and Ideology’ Write a blog post about either ‘Communication as Interaction’ or ‘Political Economy and Ideology’ Write a blog post about either ‘Communication as Interaction  or ‘Political Economy and Ideology’
3 1:00pm, 9th November Choose ONE chapter from Biewen & Dilworth (see online reading list) and comment on it, to illustrate how stories ‘connect to something larger….human to human’. (p 53). You need to juxtapose this with the readings on Culture and Hegemony Look at the relevant readings indicated for Culture and Hegemony. Connect these theories with your Magazine project experience. Write a blog post about how the concepts of ‘Culture’ and ‘Hegemony’ could become relevant to web production & design work. Write a blog post about the concepts of ‘Culture’ and ‘Hegemony’ are relevant in the work of public relations.
4 1:00pm, 23rd November Choose at least two examples of digital stories (see module handbook for examples or choose your own). Write a blog, which analyses academic writing around documentary and storytelling. Juxtapose this with the theories from one of these classes: either Feminism, Gender & Postcolonial Critique or Spectacles and simulacra Discuss the theory on Feminism, Gender & Postcolonial Critique to talk about the role of magazines in shaping the debates on gender. How do you apply the feminist and gender studies to the production of your magazine? Think of the characters, stories, cases that you choose to publish and why; how do you represent gender and ethnicity. Try to reflect on your work critically.

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Critically discuss the theory on Spectacles and Simulacra in relation to your magazine project. How do reality and representation correlate in your work? How do you understand Debord’s claim that simulacra is something that “replaces the reality with its representation”?

Drawing on feminist theory, gender studies or postcolonial critique, write a critical blog post about a website of your choice. Thinking about issues of representation, critically look at the different elements composing the site, i.e. image, text, layout etc.

 

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Thinking critically about the concepts of the ‘spectacle’ and the ‘simulacrum’, write a blog post about how these concepts can be applied to web production & design work (drawing on examples).

Write a blog post that applies EITHER the theories of feminist, gender or postcolonial critique OR the concepts of the ‘spectacle’ and the ‘simulacrum’ to public relations, drawing on examples of particular campaigns.
5 1:00pm, 7th December Write a blog, which analyses and critiques your own digital story (identifying, researching and producing it), with specific reference to academic themes from both Digital Storytelling and Theories of Media & Communication. You need to reflect on either The Network Society or The Surveillance Society theories. Critically discuss how the Network Society theory helps to understand the new social order; are we less bound by physical locations and borders, and rather belong to the “information society”? What implications can understanding of the Network society concepts bring to the practical magazine production?

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What is the place and role of the journalists in the Surveillance Society? You may want to reflect on the issues of privacy and visibility, open data and participatory cultures, positive and negative assessments of ‘monitoring and being monitored’. Who is watching whom and for what reasons: critically assess the different modes of surveillance in the present day media environment.

Write a critical blog post about whether social networking platforms are evidence of our living in a ‘Network Society’ – or is this an empty construct?

 

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It has been argued that the Internet has catapulted us into a global Surveillance Society, with our every activity online adding to our digital footprint. Can you imagine an alternative online future, where we can retain our privacy whilst enjoying the benefits of the Information Society? Write a Blog post explaining how this could work, focusing on particular example of your choice.

Do you think the concept of the Network Society or that of the Surveillance Society better describes the society we live in today? Write a blog post supporting your argument with examples.

When posting it is of the utmost importance that you select the correct category for your post to ensure your classmates and teachers can find it.

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