All posts tagged: bcm

I Bet You Thought You’d Seen The Last Of Me.

Well, I am back into it! I have finally finished my first week back at university and it feels so strange. I have spent the past month and a half travelling the world and now I am back into the world of blogging, but nonetheless I am motivated as ever! For the past 5 weeks Europe and New Zealand have been my playground and I have definitely had the time of my life, though travelling really put into perspective the significance that the media space has upon myself and my life. Whilst my trips were filled with laughter, amazing friendships and sleepless nights, they were also filled with various wifi battles! It is funny to see how quickly a friendship disintegrate when you find wifi access, though the connection is only strong enough for one person at a time. Social media generations have become so immersed into the online world that we feel that we must continue parts of our lives on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Seriously, give me mediocre wifi connection, my …

Come one, come all, to the Circus of Media!

It’s  a living and breathing thing within our society. It’s the monster that hides under our beds waiting for the moment to strike and the wind that carries our voices, giving us strength, hope and power. It’s the apple of temptation, the wrecking ball which shatters innocence, and the puppeteer who plays and plucks with our strings. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, the 21st century media. BCM110 has been such a great opportunity for me to grow as a writer and to develop my understanding of media concepts and ideologies. Week two, we explored the extent to which the media is blamed for issues within our society, furthermore looking into what is wrong with the media effects model. Is the media really as dangerous as we make it out to be? Well, at the end of the day the impact it has upon us is heavily reliant on whom we are as people. The impact is neither good nor bad. It’s all subjective. The ball is truly in your court or the media in …