This week, we built upon previous and discussed the idea of propaganda, media framing and schema. Personally, the idea of media framing is something which intrigues and often angers me which is why I’ll mostly be focusing on that topic.
The content we consume every day is framed around a certain ideology or bias (whether intentional or not) to show us what the media believes to be important. By framing things in different ways, our beliefs, views, and values can be manipulated or changed.
In summary, the media controls which information we have access to and they deem which information is relevant or important.
One instance which angers me is when a former Australian football-star set his wife’s car alight, killing her and their three children in February 2020. The media’s framing of this case was all over the place, often victimising the the football star despite his history. Some examples are shown in my remediation above.