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Ch 15: Analysis of Media

About This Chapter

This chapter looks at media from a variety of angles. You'll review methods of examining thematics and meaning in media while comparing the different forms it can take and more.

Analysis of Media - Chapter Summary

This chapter delves into key considerations of interpreting media, looking at relevant strategies while defining and exemplifying related media terms. You'll learn about topics such as media literacy, messaging in television and film, as well as all of the following:

  • Locating meaning in visual media
  • Legal concerns of persuasive messages
  • Comparing original stories to their film versions
  • Film and live productions compared to textual mediums
  • Techniques for analyzing digital media

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7 Lessons in Chapter 15: Analysis of Media
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What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

1. What is Media Literacy? - Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the role and purpose of media literacy in society in history and today. Examples of media, mass media communications and media literacy will be explained and evaluated in order to form an understanding of why media literacy is critically important for the 21st century.

Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples

2. Finding Meaning in Visual Media: Strategies & Examples

You know how to read a book. But do you know how to 'read' a painting? In this lesson, you'll get some strategies for interpreting visual media like painting, sculpture, and photography.

Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples

3. Messaging in Television & Film: Themes & Examples

This lesson looks at the messages and themes in films and television shows. There is always a message, whether stated directly or implied, and this lesson looks at how these messages work, and how they have changed through the years.

Legal and Ethical Concerns of Persuasive Messages

4. Legal and Ethical Concerns of Persuasive Messages

Persuasive messages are used to promote, advertise, advocate and inform individuals in the workplace. There are many legal and ethical concerns that need to be addressed when persuasive messages are used in a business environment.

Comparing an Original Story to Its Film Version

5. Comparing an Original Story to Its Film Version

In this lesson we compare a book to its film version and discuss several things to examine and consider when rendering the comparison and examine To Kill a Mockingbird.

Film or Live Production vs. Text: Differences, Similarities & Analysis

6. Film or Live Production vs. Text: Differences, Similarities & Analysis

When someone takes a text or script and turns it into a play or film, it can change a great deal or only slightly. In this lesson, we'll analyze a few examples, evaluating the choices that were made.

Strategies for Digital Media Analysis

7. Strategies for Digital Media Analysis

In this lesson we review various strategies for digital media analysis. These include content analysis and frame analysis of camera angles, voiceovers, and music in various forms of digital media.

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