SPCM100 Week 2 Notes 1/26 & 1/28
SPCM100 Week 2 Notes 1/26 & 1/28 SPCM 100
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Week 2 (1/26 & 1/28) Friday, 29 January, 201610:16 PM Tuesday 1/26 Models of Communication At least one question on first quiz Linear Model Source Transmitter Channel Receiver Destination Noise Source • This model is not accurate in media today because there is not any feedback from the audience/public, informationonly movesin one direction • Can still be accurate for some books where the author isn't active in the media Cultural Approach • An act where everyonecollaborates and the audience selects the messages • Social networksallow people to post and share their own stories • Example: the New York Times published an article made entirely of readers responses to an act called 'Ghosting' - when one romantic partner seems interested and then suddenly stops interacting with his/her partner Structure: Who owns the media? In 1983 90% of the media was owned by 50 companies In 2011 90% of the media was owned by 6 companies(oligopoly) Biggest media companies in the western/developedsocieties: 1. Viacom 2. CBS 3. Disney 4. News-Corp 5. Comcast/NBCUniversal/ General Electric 6. Time Warner 7. Sony 8. Vivendi Universal Do certain companies have economic/politicalinterests? Example: News channels owned by General Electric will downplay topics like global warming in order to keep their business thriving Consequences of the Oligopoly on the media • Homogeneity:media companiesgive people what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear in order to turn a bigger profit • Support the Status Quo: media companies don’t show minority topics • Business: what are the media companies' responsibilities? • Conflicts of interests: Who can we trust? Thursday 1/28 Transmedia: When the people expand the narratives of a TV series Example: people on the internet furthered the Breaking Bad story Watch: 'Generation Like' Frontline PBS How does this documentaryevaluate pop culture? What is the relationship between big media and social media? They are both feeding off each other What model of communicationis presented? Cultural approach, information is flowing in all directions How does it criticize pop culture?
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