Description: Produce a research report based on an aspect of contemporary television representation, audience, or industrial context that interests you. The paper should demonstrate your ability to Identify, interpret and discuss televisual practice with reference to the relationship with political, social and cultural contexts. You will need to formulate an answerable research question, choose and justify an appropriate research method to research an aspect of contemporary televisual practice. You will then reflect on the issues and debates arising from your research. You will use appropriate theoretical approaches and analytical techniques to explore your chosen topic.
Additional information: This report should be structured in a similar way to academic journal articles. It should use clearly headed subsections comprising: title or research question, abstract, introduction, literature review, methodology, findings, conclusion. You should provide a list of references, in the form of a bibliography, setting out all sources used in your research. All items in this list should be cited in the main body of the report. If appropriate, you may also include appendices of relevant primary source material, (e.g. press cuttings, web pages, tables and charts). All appendix items should be clearly referenced in the main body of the report.
Your report should be no more than 2500 words (+/- 10%, not including bibliography or appendices)
You should complete the details on the marking front sheet for this assignment and paste your work into it, ensuring you save the document in Word format (.docx or .doc).
Learning Outcomes related to the assignment;
Identify, interpret and discuss media structures and practices with reference to their relationship with political, social and cultural contexts.
Research media practice using an appropriate and justified research method.
Analyze research findings and reflect on the issues and debates arising from media texts, industries or reception.