Today was our introductory lecture, in which John outlined issues and theories that were raised by the subject of ‘culture’.
Through group tasks we discovered what our own perceptions were of our ‘own cultures’. In order to do this, we had to choose a media text which we felt represented our ‘cultural level’ i.e. ‘high culture’, ‘low culture’, ‘middle brow culture’.
I chose ‘More!’, a popular culture magazine aimed at older ‘teens’ to 30-somethings, which covers everything from fashion to fortune-telling.
I feel that this encompasses what i find interesting i.e. ‘fashion’, ‘beauty’, ‘celebrity culture’ and it’s a form of journalism that i would be interested in a career in. It creates a platform for high-street fashion, and popular music and human interest stories. Mixed with the age of the target readership, i feel that this represents the ‘cultural group’ that i would fit myself into.