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This page will cover everything you need to consider when studying media industries.  Essentially, we are talking about media institutions (the companies that produce media texts). 

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Listed below are common terminology related to all forms of pre-production, production and exhibition/distribution of media products.
 
pdf file - Introduction to Institutions/Industries  this powerpoint is a useful introduction to the topic, starting with a quiz.  By the end of the presentation you should have a clearer awareness about how your media usage/consumption is affected by institutions.
 
 

You will need this file for the branding exercies

Key Words/Terms - You can use an online glossary to help define more industry specific terms
 

  • Institution
  • Organisation
  • Conglomerate
  • Multi-national
  • subsidiary
  • vertical integration
  • horizontal integration
  • monopoly
  • synergy
  • pre-production
  • production
  • distribution
  • marketing
  • exhibition
  • cottage industry

All of  the above  should feature in any of the case studies you look at.  Grade C Media students can apply media terminology appropriately, whilst A grade candidates embed it in everything that they do.  You should  study how a media text is produced and distributed as part of your case study.

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