Is this really news?

We see it in newspapers, magazines, Facebook, Twitter... News. It's everywhere. According to the free dictionary, news is defined as, 'Information about noteworthy recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio, or television' (the free dictionary). Whilst this definition is widely accepted, there are flaws which should be addressed. News is not justified [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]