ENG 1D: The Basics of Examining Media

  1. All texts are constructions, meaning they are built by the author/creator. In these constructions, authors try to represent some aspect of the human experience.
  2. All texts represent the values of those that create them. These value messages are communicated to the audience (whether the audience knows this or not!).
  3. Each reader interprets texts differently. Sometimes, readers accept the message exactly as intended, while others reject the message.
  4. Media have special interests (commercial, ideological, political). Most media is created for profit!
  5. Each medium has its own language, style, form, techniques, conventions, and aesthetics

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s