Media usage in particular social media usage appears to be a universal factor in a modern individual’s life. Even my 80 year old granddad uses Facebook to keep track of his grandchildren’s and relatives lives. So how is this constant digital access used across Australia and its effect on Australia and myself? Media convergence is… Continue reading The impact of media convergence on Australians
My first blog post was on the methamphetamine in Australia and how the media have represented the issue as a crisis, therefore influencing political decisions. Similarly Disney during WWII created animated films to preserve American beliefs and values (“Donald Gets Drafted” 1942, “Der Fuehrer’s Face” 1943, “Education For Death” 1943, “Commando Duck” 1944). Walt Disney was even… Continue reading Disney propaganda: An influencing force
‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is a phrase of American origin that captures the ability for an image to convey vast amounts of information. The denotations and connotations from one sign can often cause controversy and conflict with ideologies. This is what occurred when Maria Corry posted a photo of herself breastfeeding on Facebook. Before… Continue reading Semiotics role in a controversial topic
The media has for a long time influenced popular belief. This blog post is aiming to explore the Australian media’s portrayal of the drug Methamphetamine.