Hey all you ‘fly people’ out there, this will be my final entry for COM 101 this semester..
Funny how time flies and throughout these 2 months spent in school, I’ve learnt many abbreviations and hilarious jargons that bond people together.
I will just take a one liner to thank all the incoming comments,they really do make a difference! Thanks for the support! : )
From my introduction you may anticipate that I’m going to touch on the topic of Globalisation (& the Mass Media), remember how 2 D cartoons were in the past? Look what it has evolved into in the 21st century!
Morph this: (photos from google images)
When people mention globalisation, we think trade of goods and services [$$$$$ makes the world go round remember], and I feel that it has opened up a lot of commercial markets where advertisement of products have gone worldwide!
Thanks to New Communication Technologies [NTCs], we can have easy access to titles we want to watch anytime. Video on demand [VOD] has given us that avenue. You know how we’ve learnt that the US media products are dominating the media industry yes? Agreeable, but I feel we shouldnt forget about the Japanese and Korean media products that take quite a large share in the Asian industry. Also, certain US game shows are Japanese-inspired such as Wipeout. The wonders of Globalisation.
Another trend I noticed, local shows aren’t as ‘successful’ or ‘influencial’ as compared to foreign shows. Take American Idol for instance, Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Borrino, Kris Allen have all made it big. Our idols? Hmm. Is it because our audience are not as supportive?
On a personal level [ this is my first personal sharing by the way!], a hairdresser from Malaysia once told me, that Singaporean newspapers never give positive feedback about Malaysia, when something negative happens, they would report it. Could be he is pro-Malaysia since he was born there. But why such strong feelings against the Singaporean media industry? Could be a play on politics, I mean in Malaysia they do not allow more than 4 copies of The Straits Times in. [ Learnt in class] Any more than 4 is considered as an attempt to sell the papers on Malaysian grounds. So in our Asian Society, are we lacking alot in the media industry or our pace of improvement is just fine?
Cheers Everyone! For one last time!