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Answer ONE of the following questions

 

  • Your answer must evidence a clear ARGUMENT and be structured with a clear INTRODUCTION and CONCLUSION.
  • Your answer and must not exceed 3000 words. 
  • You must supply a BIBLIOGRAPHY (not included in the final word count). 
  • Be sure to reference appropriate academic literature when making your argument. The Harvard System must be used.

 

  1. For Henry Jenkins “convergence” reflects “the flow of content across multiple media platforms, the cooperation between multiple media industries, and the migratory behavior of media audiences who would go almost anywhere in search of the kinds of entertainment experiences they wanted”.  Examine two media industries of your choice in relation to this quotation. Argue to what extent, and for what reasons, they participate in such practices. 
  2. Disney’s Song of the South is often described as the studio’s “most controversial film”. How has convergence between the filmic text and the Disney World theme park contributed to the film’s legacy? 
  3. To what extent can the VCR be described as “revolutionary”? 
  4. To what extent do contemporary “real crime” documentaries and movies fuse factual information with generic tropes from film and TV to produce shows with broad audience appeal? 
  5. In what ways do amateur fiction filmmakers, producers and/or distributors challenge the hegemony of corporate Hollywood through their practice?  
  6. According to Thompson, so-called “quality television” is not “regular TV”. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view? 
  7. Analyse two recent animal welfare campaigns, focusing on the communication techniques activists use to influence public opinion
  8. To what extent do media representations of the Holocaust contribute to our understanding of this historical event?  
  9. To what extent does “strategic essentialism” reinforce damaging racial stereotypes in popular media?  
  10. To what extent can media piracy be described as a “shadow economy”? 
 
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