Media Keeps on Flowing

What are the differences between dominant flows and contra-flows? Why are contra-flows important? How do they affect us here in Australia? Media has traditionally been dominated by America and Europe due to economic, technological and political power, and rapid advancements in communications. When my parents grew up, they would watch television shows like the Brady [...]

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What do we want? Nollywood! When do we want it? Now!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSNC5UIdj0I   Movies have a way of delving into our homes and hearts, conveying important messages, themes, social issues, morals and great acting. Directors push the boundaries, question certain restrictions and spark debate over social, personal and political issues. This is no different for the world's 3rd largest film industry in the world... Nollywood.  With [...]

International Education: Easy as ABC?

In the thriving 21st Century, finishing school and completing a university degree is simply not enough. Employers are now looking for employees with life skills and life experience; something that studying abroad facilitates. 'International Students have a broader mindset' (Top Universities, 2014), a desirable trait for companies in the current globalised economy. International Students generally [...]

Globalisation of Media and its effects on the world

'Globalisation could lead to the homogenisation of world cultures, or to hybridisation and multiculturalism’ (Khorana, 2014) This statement delivered to us in our second lecture of BCM111 expresses the benefits, disadvantages, concerns and welcoming of globalisation. And the media plays a big part in this global change. Khorana defines globalisation as  'an international community influenced by [...]

How does convergence affect the relationship between media technologies and audiences?

How does convergence affect the relationship between media technologies and audiences? In today’s interconnected, technologically shaped society, the world is actively connected to a broader community across various platforms through convergence. Convergence of technological platforms, such as Tinder, greatly affects media technologies and especially audiences, and these outlets in return influence Tinder. The audience aspects [...]

The Power of Anonymity

  Every one has a unique identity in the real world. But why is it that when we hit cyberspace, our 'identity' can change so much, that we morph into a completely different person? The power of anonymity is a strong one. It can promote freedom of expression, exchange of ideas and intrigue. However it [...]

Bring Back Our Girls, Bring Forth Your Support

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhH_wJebT-U #Bringbackourgirls Bring Back Our Girls has been a twitter phenomenon, capturing global attention on the 234 Nigerian school girls missing due to internal terrorist regimes. This horrendous incident occurred on the 15th April, taking a few weeks for awareness to capture the world. I became aware of this movement a week ago and have [...]