Useful Web Links
The internet provides a bewildering range of material and resources. Here you can go straight to a website that is both scholarly sound and complements the material in the chapter.
Slayage - The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies.
CHAPTER ONE: UNDERSTANDING THE MEDIA
An excellent synopsis of Jean Baudrillard's life and work may be found online in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Christopher Allbritton's blog Back to Iraq is an example of how new media technologies have allowed for the re-emergence of a critical journalism.
CHAPTER TWO: MEDIA GLOBALIZATION
Zee TV is an example par excellence of a media organization aimed at diasporic audiences.
Bonné, J. (2003) 'Simpsons evolves as an industry'.
Marshall McLuhan.com contains a wide range of useful materials about the Canadian media theorist.
Adbusters is an illustration of the power of some audience members to subvert dominant media ideologies.
John Pilger's home page contains details of his journalistic activities and especially regarding his critique of globalization.
Sabbagh, D. (2006) 'No Tibet or Tiananmen on Google's Chinese site' 25 January.
CHAPTER THREE: MEDIA OWNERSHIP
A number of organizations regularly track the on-going changes in media ownership patterns. See for example 'Who Owns What' in The Columbia Journalism Review, the mediachannel and thenation.com.
The worldinternetstats.com website contains updates on access to the Internet.
Robert McChesney's homepage is also an invaluable resource on the political economy of the media.
The Museum of Broadcast TV has a useful archive which profiles, amongst other things, media moguls such as Rupert Murdoch and Silvio Berlusconi.
Children Now (2003) 'Big Media, little kids: Media consolidation and children's television programming.'
Miller, M. (2002) 'What's wrong with this picture?'
CHAPTER FOUR: MEDIA PRODUCTION AND MEDIA PROFESSIONALS
Indymedia and freespeech TV are on-line examples of citizen journalism
A Conversation with Stuart Hall published online by The Journal of the International Institute.
CHAPTER FIVE: MEDIA IDEOLOGY
Teun van Dijk's homepage is an invaluable resource for students interested in learning more about ideology and discourse.
Noam Chomsky's homepage contains critical interpretations of current global events.
John Lye's homepage has a very useful explanation of how the concept of ideology may be applied in undertaking textual analysis.
Norman Fairclough's website has downloadable articles on discourse analysis.
For further details on Gramsci's ideas see the Theory.org website.
CHAPTER SIX: MEDIA ANALYZING MEDIA CONTENT: MEDIA 'RE-PRESENTATIONS' IN A DIVIDED WORLD
Daniel Chandler's 'Semiotics for Beginners'.
The Media Education Foundation's website has a wide range of downloadable resources on the US media - especially in terms of the representation of class, gender and ethnicity.
CHAPTER SEVEN: AUDIENCES AND RECEPTION
The following are just three examples of fan websites. Both the Arcade Fire and Morrissey sites are administered by fans and are free to join. The David Bowie website is more restrictive as it is subscription based.
Nylen, A. (2004) 'Morrissey and Me'.