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Understanding media: The celebrity in the text
Kylie Minogue, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman are all prominent celebrities, but how has the media created their status and how does what we read in the press influence our opinion? This free course, Understanding media: The celebrity in the text, will teach you how to analyse media texts and look at celebrity in a new light.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- identify various techniques that can be used to analyse media text
- give examples of how celebrity activity is represented in the media
- define specific media terms such as genre and tabloidisation
- understand the term celebrity in relation to its representation in the media.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Introduction and overview
- 2 Representation and the text
- 3 Categorising texts
- 4 The celebrity persona and the celebrity text
- 5 Celebrities and newsworthiness
- 6 Conclusion
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