Media Panics or Media Overreactions?

A prominent ‘media panic’ in society today is the sexualisation of children in the media. Images such as the example below have many worried that due to today’s exposure to the media, children are growing up too fast. This raises issues about the representation of children, art & pornography, censorship and the concept of childhood. However it … More Media Panics or Media Overreactions?

Everyone’s A Critic

The concept of a ‘public sphere’ was penned by Jurgen Habermas as a “place for citizens to debate about common concerns” (Carlisle, 2013). It is a place that is independent from state, the economy and is democratic. When this concept first arose it was only the “elite” or those of a higher social class what … More Everyone’s A Critic

Media Monopoly

Does it matter who owns the media? In short, yes. It comes down to 4 main reasons: IDEOLOGY, PRIVACY, ACCESS and POWER. The media in Australia is owned and subsequently control by some of likes of Gina Rinehart (Fair Fax), Rupert Murdoch (Fox, News Limited) and Bruce Gorden (WIN). Their influence over the media results in the power … More Media Monopoly