IS IT OK FOR THE BBC TO MAKE CHEAP LOW QUALITY PROGRAMMES? WHY/ WHY NOT?

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EDIA INSTITUTIONS NEED TO BE R E G U A
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NDUSTRIES ASSERT CONTROL OVER GOVER
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TUTIONS CREATE/ ENFORCE IDEOLOGIES? CAN YOU THINK OF
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OICE OF MEDIA INSTITUTIONS INCREASED? IS THERE REALL
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•WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO RESEARCH MEDIA OWNERSHIP
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What is a Media Institution?
• Any organisation operating in the media. This may refer to official bodies or to commercial organisations or public bodies. The importance of media institutions is that they supply the context within which media products are produced. •

Official body / Public body or commercial organisation?

What is a Conglomerate?
• A conglomerate is a combination of two or more corporations engaged in entirely different businesses together into one corporate structure, usually involving a parent company and several (or many) subsidiaries. Often, a conglomerate is a multi-industry company. Conglomerates are often large and often multinational.

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• “The media are not isolated phenomena dispassionately observing and reflecting the society upon which they report and comment. They are, rather, thoroughly integrated at a corporate levelwith a vast range of service and consumer industries. It is this fact which makes it of some importance that the media should be considered as a whole (rather than in isolation from one another), gives some substance to the idea that the media serve an important economic and ideological roles within the process of capitalist production in general, and makes it unsurprising that, on the whole, the values and assumptions of media texts are not greatly at variance with those of capitalist society.”

What does this quote mean? Summarise in your (Masterman, own words 1985)

What sorts of institutions shall we study? What is going to be relevant for the exam? What might the key issues be?

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The Road to Guantanamo (2008)
Distributed to 30 UK cinemas Released on DVD Released on the internet Broadcast on Channel 4 All in the same week !

ver and Alpert, 2003) State that ‘synchronised distribution is the way th

ld this be a beneficial approach for your media text?

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digital technologies changing the way we watch telev

e institutions reacted?

institutions make money through internet broadcasting the future of television?

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Research Channel 4 Why do you think they have decided to broadcast on Youtube?

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Digital technologies are changing the way institutions produce and distribute their texts. What are some of the key issues you had to consider when planning your media texts.

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