Over the past 10 weeks I’ve learnt a lot surrounding global media. I’ve discovered that there is so much more to global content being shared and altered to fit a variety of cultures.
The biggest things that I’ve learnt are:
- A countries issues don’t just impact on them alone. An issue will always be global, especially once the world media gets ahold of it. Location doesn’t matter in relation to news.
- In relation to news, news values must be upheld so people have the best chance of achieving the ‘truth’.
- The quality of new changes with who is reporting it.
- Woman are still not considered to be ‘equal’ when it comes to reporting in certain cases.
- Comedy is subjective. People need to understand the breaking of the rule to understand the comedy. Examples of this include Kath and Kim, The Office, Skins and The Inbetweeners. some of these are successful while others are not.
- Global media is selective in what it chooses to show. Examples of this include The Iraq War and climate change.
What I’ve learnt about International Media and Communication is that it all boils down to what you choose to believe and where you are from. A person’s background determines how much of a person you are, but International Media also brings people together on a global front and can unite to create a better and greater world. From the likes of Edward Snowdan to Al Jazeera, there are huge variety of global media outlets available for people to interact with and gather their information from.