This is the unit we are studying for the A2 Exam Section B: Contemporary Media Issues
This unit seeks to explore the following questions:
- How have online media developed?
- What has been the impact of the internet on media production?
- How is consumer behaviour and audience response transformed by online media.
- To what extent has convergence transformed the media?
We might explore combinations of any two media, considering how each (or the two in converged forms) can be analysed from the above prompts. Examples might be music downloading and distribution, the film industry and the internet, online television, online gaming and virtual worlds, online news provision, various forms of online media production by the public or a range of other online / social media forms.