Task 1

Presentations.

Grading Criteria:

P1: describe the structure and ownership of the media sector [IE]

M1: explain the structure and ownership of the media sector with reference to detailed illustrative examples

D1: comprehensively explain the structure and ownership of the media sector with reference to elucidated examples

Task

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 organisation and report your findings to your blog. 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. This will aloow 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 at 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 12th December 2013.

Submission/evidence

Presentation can be in any of the following formats:

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

If you produce a audio or visual presentation will be expected to back their submission with an evaluation highlighting key findings

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

Jake Barrett: http://officialjakebarrett.wordpress.com/companies-in-media/utv-media/ – Final submission was a presentation with a short film