Does it matter who owns the media? – Can media ownership impact the way we think and feel?

We have seen elements of George Orwell's dystopian novel '1984' and its totalitarian warning come to life in recent decades. Take a look at North Korea with its extreme media ownership and strict surveillance which ensures complete government control over the media and the people of North Korea. We are aware of this due to the … Continue reading Does it matter who owns the media? – Can media ownership impact the way we think and feel?

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Lounging in your comfortable sofa after a long hard day with food in your belly, you turn on your TV and proceed to watch your favourite show. However, the only problem with watching live television is the bombardment of ads… Commercials, advertisements and the news present us with all kinds of social issues including poverty … Continue reading Images speaking words

The unattainable ‘ideal’

The debate on the effects of the media is becoming increasingly relevant in the 21st century. The media effects theory details the implications of our exposure to media culture and how it can be used as a manipulative tool to alter our perspectives and behaviour. Every day we are bombarded with various forms of media, from … Continue reading The unattainable ‘ideal’