Category Archives: Media

Is the #function of traditional #mass-media and so-called #personal-media different? #WEB206

TUTOR: In what way do you see the function of traditional mass-media and so-called personal media as being different? MY RESPONSE: The function of traditional mass media and personal media are increasingly becoming aligned. As Lüders recognised in 2008, it was important … Continue reading

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“What matters is not #technology itself, but the social or economic system in which it is embedded” – #NET102

TUTOR: Langdon Winner, asks, in the title of his influential book chapter, “Do artifacts have politics?” In other words, are technologies neutral? He suggests in response: “What matters is not technology itself, but the social or economic system in which … Continue reading

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PWP121 – Topic 3 – Audience, Purpose and Content.

TUTOR: Please consider your role as the reader of all sorts of written communication, and share with our group your experiences of: forms of communication that attract your attention; forms of communication that persuade you to act or to form … Continue reading

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#MED104 – 3.2 – Assessing credibility and authority online

TUTOR: Take a moment and ‘unpack’ the way we read online. In the context of this week’s topic, this means thinking about how notions of credibility, editorship, control and open source effect our consumption (and indeed ‘prosumption’) of news information … Continue reading

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#MED104 – 3.1 – News Media – Are traditional forms of informational media dying?

TUTOR: Are traditional forms of informational media dying? What are their equivalents? What happens to editorial control, credibility and ethics in the new media forms of information presented in wikis or  blogs? MY RESPONSE: There have been numerous reports of … Continue reading

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