By Pete Wall, Joanna Barker
A2 Media reports: the basic Revision advisor for AQA is the must-have, self-help source for college students getting ready for AQA A2 Media reviews checks. person sections conceal the next key examination subject matters: texts and contexts within the media (MED4) the construction and manufacture of stories representations style media audiences comparative severe research (MED6) texts making connections wider contexts theoretical views. Written through skilled lecturers and examiners, A2 Media stories: the fundamental Revision advisor for AQA presents necessary recommendation and help, and comprises actions, examination questions, labored examples, revision counsel and urged assets. With this kind of source, A-level scholars of media stories can't get it wrong.
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To what extent is it true that circulation ﬁgures are on the decline? If you have some ﬁgures to support this information, this will show that you have a grasp of the question. You might also consider if this downward trend is speciﬁc to particular types of newspaper, the popular press for example. Remember that the newspaper market is quite fragmented and it may be dangerous to make generalisations. ■ How might websites be part of this decline? Here you need to consider the relationship in both general terms and speciﬁc terms between newspapers and their websites.
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