Task 1:

Following the lectures, presentation and classroom discussion on The Media sectors, the various medium forms and how they are broadcasted (distributed), The BBC and SKY (News Corp), you are required to further research and investigate these organisations and report your findings as case studies to support any submissions you make. You will also be expected to further demonstrate your understanding of the sector by also looking at Virgin Media and produce a write-up, presentation or analysis of the organisation and why it exists (share presentations created in class). This will allow you to complete the tasks below as part of Grading Criteria 1 of Understanding the Creative Media Sector.

  • identify the media sectors that make up the media industries
  • identify companies that produce media products in each of these sectors
  • examine the media organisations and demostrate the companies structure
  • look at sources of funding and positions in the market
You will then be required to carry out the following task to achieve a grade for Grading Criteria 1 of Understanding the Creative Media Sector.
Working in pairs or individually, you will:
  • pick a media company and consider the possibility of researching it
  • before embarking on researching your chosen company, discuss with your teacher as to why researching it would be a good idea
  • examine the media organisation and demostrate the companies structure
  • look at sources of funding and positions in the market
  • identify media the various products that your chosen company produce
  • identify their target audience and how they broadcast or provide media to their audiences
  • identify and discuss your chosen organisation’s competition
The company need not be a huge conglomerate, if you want to do a small local company that’s fine, but it may be more tricky finding information about them, so a bit more research may be required. Over the following weeks you will investigate your selected company and produce a presentation to deliver to the rest of the group on the 5th or 22nd January 2016.
Presentation can be in any of the following formats:

a radio show, video clip, a powerpoint or any other interactive presentation format.

Below are some good examples of this task:

Emma O’Brien: http://boaemmaobrien.wordpress.com/media-sector/presentations/global-radio/ – Final submission was a radio show

Valentina Sutton: http://elizabethvalentinasutton.wordpress.com/media-sector/maverick-television/maverick-video/ – Final submission was a short film

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