So, does it really matter who owns the media? And are we looking at who controls the media completely wrong? Read on fellow media users… Ask any token communications student who owns the media and you’ll get one of the several following answers – Rupert Murdoch, Gina Rinehart, Kerry Stokes, Bruce Gordon, and James Packer etcetera… Ask them who controls the media and you’ll get one of the previous suggested answers or the name of someone involved in the social…

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I would like to introduce you to an artist by the name of Hannah Altman. Relying on a certain “shock-factor” and the recoil of audiences in their reaction, the 19-year-old artist based in Pittsburgh has got her foot in the door of the art world recently after the release of her series And Everything Nice. In the photographic series she highlights the issue of gender differences and the unreasonably high beauty standard for women. The faceless and carefully composed still…

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Dun, dahn, duuuuhhhhhnnnnn! Dramatic pause, closely cut shot of media conglomerates eyes twitching in horror – a bead of sweat rolls down the forehead of every major multinational media corporation as the realisation hits them – they will cause their own undoing. ‘But how?’ you ask; why let me explain… It was brought to my attention by the lovely Sue Turnbull in our BCM110 lecture on Wednesday, that there are particular anxieties and concerns when it comes to the media…

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My name is Claudia Louise Muller, and I am an 18 year-old student studying a Bachelor of Communications & Media Studies (Dean’s Scholar) at the University of Wollongong. As you probably would have assumed from the title of my degree, this blog will be a culmination of the skills and opinions I have acquired throughout the duration of my course for the world to see. I will keep it short to start, but I look forward to many passionately written…

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