Introducing: Media in the Online Age

Don’t forget Year 13 students that after the Feb Half Term we will be starting the final section of the course, Section B: Contemporary Media Issues – Media in the Online Age.

If you’d like to make a start then take a look at this fascinating article published by the Motherboard column on Vice about how ‘big data’ is changing the political landscape and how our use of social media and is saying more about ourselves than we might think.

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From the OCR Media Specification:

Media in the Online Age

  • 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?

Candidates 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.

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Author: richeno

I teach Media, Film, Video Games, Photography and Drama at college level in the UK. I'm really into education technologies and creativity. I'm on Instagram.

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