Edusites units are a three tiered learning approach including Online Lesson-by-Lesson Slides and the Teacher Scheme of Learning and Student workbook which are interlinked – each are dependent on the other and should be used together to provide students and teachers with an in depth learning experience.
The two main forms of organisation in what we term the cultural Industries are:
Institutions purchasing companies operating in the same sector of economic activity to reduce competition. Examples might include Murdoch’s Sky company purchasing the rival satellite company BSB to eliminate competition for audience. This has enabled him to achieve a virtual monopoly of satellite broadcasting in the UK despite the efforts of cable broadcasters such as Virgin and BT.
Institutions purchase companies that are part of the different stages of the production/distribution chain. This activity can be both downstream – a Film and TV production company such as Fox purchased TV channels that show its productions - or upstream where a distribution company buys up a production company. We might also consider LiveNation that represents artists and promotes their concert tours but also owns Ticketmaster that sells the tickets. Essentially this system means that the institution – often a holding company run by lawyers and financiers – can make money at all stages of the chain.
Sony own film production companies and music labels that market the film soundtracks. They make consoles and the games that are played on them, often based on films they have made.
Any consideration of the organization of the newspaper industry takes us rapidly into issues of purpose and role and from there into the nature of the impact of newspaper products on the thin king and behavior of their readership.
We have seen that newspapers are created by a series of mediation by journalists, editors and owners into the reporting of events. Our ‘news’ is a highly mediated product.
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AQA 7572 Media One Section A Media Language and Media Representations | Media One Section B Media Industries and Media Audiences
AQA 7572 Media One Section A Media Language and Media Representations | Advertising and Marketing, Music Video | Media One Section B Media Industries and Media Audiences | Radio, Newspapers, Film
Edusites cover a wide selection of AQA A Level Media Studies specified Close Study Products for 2019 examination. The study of the media for GCSE involves a solid understanding of how the media industry and its range of institutions construct media products that communicate messages to their audiences about the world we live in and our place within it.