MEDA101 – Assessment 1

The notion of authority can be observed through the absence of control that creeps upon the mind through internal forces within. The mind demands authority over anything else, it determines what we perceive as reality and controls how we feel. But what happens when our minds develop distortion and become a frail concept of reality, the intentions within this sound piece express dark, distorted sounds that give the illustration of a delicate realism and the cope with illness.

Moving slowly, the idea captures the moment of insanity and deception, scratching and distressing sounds addressing the issue through changes from reality to imagination. This piece expresses the evolution of the cognitive state allowing the illustration for listeners to understand the level of unknown related with mental illness.

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  1. Fear mongering is a tactic used by tabloid media to incite fear in the public to generate interest in a story (Hilton, 2011). Fear campaigns often misleadingly present an incident or a threat that has a small probability of repeating or actually occurring as being probable to transpire (Glassner, 2009). The Daily Telegraph’s headlines as demonstrated in the article above are a clear example of a tabloid media sensationalising a singular incident to disproportionate the gravity of the hostage situation in the Lindt Café and the actual threat to Australia’s wellbeing as a nation.

    Fear mongering by the Daily Telegraph and other tabloid media isn’t just limited to ISIS or other terrorist organisations. Australian’s have been subjected to a host of other fear mongering topics from; the ‘deadly Swine Flu virus’, the advent of ‘one-punch killings’, and the ‘war on drugs’ to the need to ‘stop the boats’. Fear campaigns can have serious and lasting ramifications for society (Hilton, 2011). Fear mongering is not only a highly criticized and unprofessional type of journalism, (Glassner, 2009) it can also place serious pressure on governments to respond to the media fuelled public outcry to implement new legislation or enforce different policy changes (Quilter, 2014).

    References:

    Glassner, B 2009, The Culture of Fear, Basic Books, United States.

    Hilton, S & Hunt, K 2011, ‘UK newspapers’ representations of the 2009–10 outbreak of swine flu: one health scare not over-hyped by the media?’, J Epidemiol Community Health, vol. 65, pp. 941-946.

    Quilter, J 2014, ‘One-Punch Laws, Mandatory Minimums and ‘Alchol-Fuelled’ as an Aggravating Factor: Implications for NSW Criminal Law, International Journal For Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, vol. 3 no. 1, pp. 81-106.

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