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The Death Of Nelson Mandela And The Asian Tsunami

1675 words - 7 pages

A MEDIATED EXPERIENCE CHAPTER 6

CODE QVC2103

by

Samantha Dabek

Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree

BACHELOR OF DESIGN

in the subject

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

at

INSCAPE DESIGN COLLEGE

SUPERVISOR: Adri

8 APRIL 2014

Table of contents

Introduction........................................................................................................1

Local media spectacle........................................................................................2

Global Media spectacle......................................................................................5

List of illustrations.............................................................................................7

Bibliography......................................................................................................8

Plagiarism Report..............................................................................................9

Introduction

My understanding of a media spectacle is the media being all forms of communication which is presented through audio and visuals for the public to be aware of. The spectacle part of it is highlighted through front page stories and worldwide broadcasts. A media spectacle captures the major focal events of a story that made breaking headlines. The media acts as an alarm clock informing the public through its audio and visual broadcasting. They capture the most dramatic and emotional as well as factual stories and present them as media spectacles, catching the eye of all viewers, locally and globally.

In this essay I will be discussing a local as well as a global media spectacle within the past 10 years. I will be stating the analysis and conclusions of each spectacle through the research gathered from different media houses. A media spectacle gathers information, informing the public through analysis of fact findings and drawing conclusions thereof. The media houses I will be discussing include CNN, The Telegraph, Counterpunch, and BBC.

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Local media spectacle

I have chosen the media spectacle of Nelson Mandela's death as it was a huge topic for discussion both locally and globally. With regards to local vs global, Mandela was the anti-apartheid icon of the world and locally was a father to modern South Africa. The day he died brought the whole world to a stand still which signifies the power and the effect that this man had on the world. I will be discussing a few media institutes reflecting their findings and presenting it to the public. The first media source I researched was CNN World, the headline reads “ Nelson Mandela, anti-apartheid icon and father of South Africa, dies.” This headline has summed him up reflecting the person he was and the power he held in the worlds eyes. CNN highlight the facts that he was a freedom fighter, prisoner and a moral compass to his own people and the world. After spending 27 years...

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