Media Representation, Complete Research Project Presentation help
TIME LIMIT – all presentations should be between 6-7 minutes.
LITERATURE REVIEW – Briefly mention the three academic articles or books
you reviewed early in the semester. This should be the shortest part of
the presentation because your findings and your voice matters the most.
You want to explain the argument of the author and how they support
that argument. So you can do something like this: Jones states that Muslim women are misrepresented in film. They are always seen as a passive victim or as in need of white femininity to save them. To support this Jones watched and deconstructed three films that featured a Muslim protagonist or supporting character. Similarly,Navarro found television also portrays Muslim women as in need of
saving. This finding came from the content analysis of seven sitcoms that aired from ….
To do this: Break your literature review (Attach File) up into three short, three
sentence paragraphs. Sentence one – the argument (how are people
portrayed if portrayed at all). Sentence two – support (what media did
the author consume or discuss in their work). Sentence three – short
details (for example, one scene discussed by Navarro details ….). KEEP
THIS SECTION BETWEEN ONE-TWO MINUTES.
You can choose to create a PowerPoint however you see fit.. I recommend
using images on the PowerPoint and quotes or short statements. Too much
text on a PP distracts the audience from what you are saying.
PART II – Your analysis — THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART
So, I can’t really give a template here given that this will vary based
on topic. However, you should analyze THREE DIFFERENT PIECES OF MEDIA
here. If I were working with the representation of Muslim women I would
choose three different films, television shows, magazine ads, etc… to
analyze. Ask yourself the following questions:
1: Does your analysis support the previous literature? If Muslim women
are shown as passive in the media you consume you want to tell me HOW
this is conveyed. Is it angle? Lighting? Scripting? Body language? Think
critically here. Provide details. Remember I am always saying SHOW
DON’T TELL. Don’t tell me that misrepresentation occurred, provide vivid
detail that shows me how it occurred.
2: Do you find something new? Did your analysis bring up something not
covered in the reading? Ok, that’s great. Name it. Explain how it is
different from the literature you just reviewed for us.
NOTE:: I strongly recommend narrowing your focus here. What I mean is
that, if you are going to talk about film or television, pick ONE SCENE
FROM EACH. That’s it. Otherwise you are going to over-saturate yourself.
If you are looking at the news pick only three different news stories.
Don’t overdo it.
This is the section where you put that media literacy to work.
You’ll want examples here on your PowerPoint – pictures, screenshots, quotes, etc… Show us what you are seeing.
PART III – Suggestions. Again, this is very brief. What can the media do
better? I recommend putting those suggestions in text on the slide and
quickly going over them.