Monday, 14 November 2016

Media theorists and theory help

A general overview of media studies can be found at Wikipedia:
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Media_studies

And a selection of media theorists can be found here
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Media_theorists

Some of the main media theory and theorists can be found at this link. Download it and print it off to take notes. We will be working from it over the next few weeks:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/11711855/Media-Theory

Have a look at the slides on this page which covers some areas of media theory
http://www.slideshare.net/geoffjmoss/media-theories-3016026

There are good examples relating to mediate theory in The Media Theory Toolkit
http://www.slideshare.net/silvertwin/media-theory-toolkit-2013?next_slideshow=1

Other useful links which look at various media theorists include:
http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=3674

Other useful links:TERMS COMMON TO ALL MEDIA
 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/deemcintosh/mediaterms.htm

SOME USEFUL THEORISTS, THEORIES & SHAPERS OF MEDIA STUDIES
 http://homepage.ntlworld.com/deemcintosh/mediatheorists.htm

Propp's analysis of folk tales
 http://www.mediaknowall.com/as_alevel/alevkeyconcepts/alevelkeycon.php?pageID=propp



Incredibles Clip (Propp)




Vladimir Propp



Narrative theory



Mods, Rockers and Moral Panics




Adam Curtis is seen as someone who is respected in his criticism of mainstream media. Towards the end of this 6 minute clip he looks at moral panics which are discussed in your media theory notes.


Adam Curtis-Paranoia and Moral Panics (2010)

                                                   Uploaded by IfsPaul in 2010

Here is a look at how TV journalism will often look at picking a side in various conflicts or stories around the world as opposed to reporting.

Oh Dearism by Adam Curtis




This is a trailer for Adam Curtis' interesting series The Power of Nightmares


The Power of Nightmares Trailer


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