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By Pete Wall, Joanna Barker

A2 Media stories: the basic Revision advisor for AQA is the must-have, self-help source for college students getting ready for AQA A2 Media experiences checks. person sections conceal the next key examination issues: texts and contexts within the media (MED4) the creation and manufacture of reports  representations  style  media audiences comparative serious research (MED6) texts  making connections  wider contexts  theoretical views. Written by means of skilled academics and examiners, A2 Media stories: the basic Revision advisor for AQA offers worthy suggestion and aid, and contains actions, examination questions, labored examples, revision guidance and urged assets. With this type of source, A-level scholars of media stories can't get it wrong.

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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.

At first sight, question (b) is a much broader conceptually based question dealing, as it does, with the broad and potentially abstract concept of news. However, an abstract answer is not going to be all that appropriate here. Look carefully and you should see that the question is focused on the sources of news. Clearly if you know anything at all about the production and manufacture of news you will realise that the assertion that news is always unexpected is absurd. The majority of news sources are both predictable and pre-planned.

Wall, P. and Kruger, S. (2004) Media Studies: The Essential Resource, London: Routledge). They analysed 1,000 stories and came up with some alternative categories by which they argued the news media gave priority to certain stories. You might find these categories handy when you look at the nature of news values. 1 The power elite: stories concerning powerful individuals, organisations or institutions. 2 Celebrity: stories concerning people who are already famous. 3 Entertainment: stories concerning sex, show business, human interest, animals, an unfolding drama, or offering opportunities for humorous treatment, entertaining photographs or witty headlines.

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