By Pete Wall, Joanna Barker

ISBN-10: 0203969782

ISBN-13: 9780203969786

ISBN-10: 0415365651

ISBN-13: 9780415365659

A2 Media reports: the basic Revision consultant for AQA is the must-have, self-help source for college kids getting ready for AQA A2 Media stories checks. person sections disguise the next key examination subject matters: texts and contexts within the media (MED4) the creation and manufacture of stories  representations  style  media audiences comparative severe research (MED6) texts  making connections  wider contexts  theoretical views. Written through skilled lecturers and examiners, A2 Media stories: the fundamental Revision advisor for AQA offers precious suggestion and help, and comprises actions, examination questions, labored examples, revision suggestions and steered assets. With this kind of source, A-level scholars of media reviews can't get it wrong.

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Specifically it calls for you to look at: “News values, including institutional and cross media differences in news values” Best then to know what is meant by news values before you even begin to think about the wider issues. ‘News values’ refers to the idea that some events are more important than others in terms of their coverage by the news media. News values will determine what is the lead, or most important, story on a news bulletin or in a newspaper. A really important story will be so significant that programmes on television and radio may well be interrupted to give audiences information about what has happened.

How far do the police use the media for their own public relations purposes, for example when they have solved a major crime and the perpetrators are behind bars? How do the television news media get to be in a position for example to film ‘surprise’ dawn raids on alleged criminals’ homes? Try to collect some examples from bulletins and newspapers to answer these questions and see what conclusions you can draw. 42 TEXTS AND CONTEXTS (MED4) changes in news production, presentation and consumption generally.

If you have some figures to support this information, this will show that you have a grasp of the question. You might also consider if this downward trend is specific to particular types of newspaper, the popular press for example. Remember that the newspaper market is quite fragmented and it may be dangerous to make generalisations. ■ How might websites be part of this decline? Here you need to consider the relationship in both general terms and specific terms between newspapers and their websites.

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