BCM241 Wk 3: Quantitative audience research VS collaborative ethnography

In this week’s post I will be reflecting on what I’ve learnt from reading other people's blogs on television memory research and will proceed to discuss the strengths and weaknesses associated with this approach to media audience research — relating directly to collaborative media ethnography. When comparing my own account — looking at my mother’s … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 3: Quantitative audience research VS collaborative ethnography

BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s

BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s

“A system for converting visual images (with sound) into electrical signals, transmitting them by radio or other means, and displaying them electronically on a screen.” — The Oxford Dictionary This week I had a conversation with my mother — who is 51 years of age — on her memories of television watching in childhood in … Continue reading BCM241 Wk 2: Memory Conversations – Television in the 1960’s

BCM241: Wk 1 – Experience within the media space

BCM241: Wk 1 – Experience within the media space

Using the image as a metaphor, my relationship with the media space is broad and mountainous, both light and dark. As I attempt to detail my own experience of being in such a space, I feel it is important to begin by defining space itself. It can be understood to be “a continuous area or expanse … Continue reading BCM241: Wk 1 – Experience within the media space

BCM212 Reflection – Assessment 3: Project Portfolio

BCM212 Reflection – Assessment 3: Project Portfolio

My experience with curiosity and reflexivity in this research project has confirmed ideas touched on in lectures. This has been my first time exploring a research topic reflexively and it has encouraged me to explore the ways in which qualities such as curiosity can help me develop as a researcher. Curiosity played a large role … Continue reading BCM212 Reflection – Assessment 3: Project Portfolio

BCM212: Research Project Progress Update

BCM212: Research Project Progress Update

As you know, I will be taking on this research project as an invested stakeholder  seek to explore whether there are enough services on the UOW campus that have the right skills and information to tackle concerns regarding mental health. I also endeavour to discover whether these services are being utilised by students and if not, why? … Continue reading BCM212: Research Project Progress Update

BCM310 – THE OTHER: Which approach is more effective?

BCM310 – THE OTHER: Which approach is more effective?

“Exhibitions of perpetrator photographs have been criticised for promoting voyeurism and extending suffering through the reiteration of images of human degradation,” explains Simon (2010, p.46). There are a number of ethical issues that arise when considering the way in which suffering is represented in the media. I want to approach this post in the loose … Continue reading BCM310 – THE OTHER: Which approach is more effective?