Kardashian Kontroversies

And how simple celebrities can ignite the fires of change… If I were to ask you to name the most controversial celebrity family you know, who would it be? Chances are a great deal of you answered as I did; the infamous Kardashians! Where there’s a Hollywood debate there’s often a Kardashian. From discussions of…

Media Convergence: A Whole New World?

25th of December 2006;  the family has embarked on a Christmas light quest. As we wander the streets I hardly notice that my sister isn’t complaining for once, for in my hands I hold the true miracle…a Discman! My newly received, already adored, connection to the world. I can’t wait to show Holly at school…

Media Ownership: Will we read all about it?

How do you form your opinions? How much of what you view is true? We are all influenced by the media, whether it be in print, television or online form. Unfortunately, not everything we hear is true, and a considerable percentage is strongly biased to favour one side of the argument. Who creates this bias?…

Semiotics- I saw the sign!

Source: https://youtu.be/fLPKMa18Rzc You may be wondering why you’ve just watched a Head and Shoulders commercial. No, it’s not a subtle jab at your hygiene. What I’d like to call attention to is Todd Sampson’s application of semiotics: “the study of signs and symbols…a visual shorthand”. In his segment on ‘The Gruen Transfer’ Sampson describes the involvement…

Media Violence- Model Kid to Maniac Killer

‘The media made them like this!’ This is a sentiment regularly echoed by the masses, from anxious parents to panicked officials. Why? Well, put simply, blaming television or video games for the violent crimes committed by youth is easier than saying ‘they fell through the cracks’. Australia’s flawed child-welfare system means that at risk youth are…

Acing BCM110- Just 3 easy steps!

Just kidding…I’m a sucker for hook-lines. To be truthful I, and hopefully I’m not alone here, have no real clue where this subject-or degree- will take me. Will I hate it? Probably not. Could it unleash a new passion, changing my career path forever? Maybe! Will someone bring cookies next lecture? Man, I hope so….

Rihanna? Rhyanna? Rhiannon!

My name is Rhiannon Young. So no, not like the singer; and yes, I do get that a lot. Often I’ll repeat my name upwards of three times before someone picks up what I’m putting down.  That’s not to say I’m too worried if you get it wrong, my manager of five years still hasn’t…