For this assignment task you will need to create a portfolio within which you must include the following elements:  

1. Design and make a media ‘product’ which could be presented on a specified online media platform. Your media product should be one of the following:  

  • A podcast  

o    A Vlogcast  

  • A blog  
  • Your media product must communicate about one of the following topics to raise awareness of the issues via media platforms. You need to state the media platform(s) for which your product would be suitable (you do not need to post your product on a media platform); your target audience and consider the most effective ways to communicate your ‘message’ to this audience. Choose one of these topics:  
  • The representation of one social group within media  

o    Media representation of crime or health  

  • The blurring of the public and private realms in new media 

o Digital media, social activism and democracy  

  • Any video or oral media products must be 5 minutes long 
  • Any written media product must be 500 words long  
  • A reference list should be provided at the end of your portfolio for the research for your media product – please give a separate reference list for part 1 and part 2 of your portfolio, at the end.  

Alongside your media product you will need to produce a written analysis & commentary (1000 words

2. Write a commentary in which you discuss the role and impact of media in our 21st Century world. Your commentary must include consideration of:   

  • ‘Power’ in and around media  
  • Contemporary social issues with digital and social media
  • A reflection on your own media use based on your media diary over the semester in relation to the themes discussed on this course (you may use the first person where appropriate)
  • A reference list must be provided  

Type of assignment: Academic paper writing
Type of assignment: essay
Subject: sociology
Pages/words: 6/1500
Number of sources: 5
Academic level: Bachelor
Paper format: Harvard
Line spacing: Double
Language style: UK English

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