Blogging for my BCM110 assessment, ‘doomed!’ Screeched through me. Turns out, it wasn’t that bad. Facing weekly blogs, I thought, ‘how hard could it be?’ But finding that fine line between formal/ informal (for a blog that’s being critiqued mind you) is a bit more difficult than it sounds, especially with a word limit.
This activity, prompted me to face a different topic each week, I found ones with passion, motivating me even more so, or something with a shock or twisted response from me; for a strong reaction from the audience, such as the controversy show The Bachelor; love, mediated public sphere or feminism? Or ‘Bangerz tour’ and Miley Cyrus; “I think my show is educational for kid”, a connote figure, which was also something I learnt, how justified images are and who’s in the interest of the media. This feedback tells me “Controversy leads to publicity.”
After observation; the media, being an important factor in my life, was surprisingly different. Focusing on details, including, ‘who is the media’ my answer came down to one name most of the time ‘Rupert Murdoch’. I have since concluded that media may be bias and for the ‘full factual story’ further research will take place, creating in itself a controversy state of mind for myself and more than likely people of BCM110, media challenging views and expectations.
Overall, giving it a good shot, I gained an interest in researching; finding loops and cover-ups in stories, though getting referenced information across in ways I hoped could be improved upon, I have realized that hyperlinking can solve so many problems (example; word count).
This activity has significantly made me more aware of the media and given me confidence to share opinions and how to do it precisely, so I guess that’s a long-term benefit, right? With hindsight, I should perhaps have taken on more challenging topics that would create great controversy and a split in the audience, though that could be a hold back.
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