I wish John Drinnan would pause and think before he writes. I guess it ia all a matter of perspective--one of my beefs with NatRadio is that it is not radical enough nor sufficiently risk-taking. So, you get the tedious 'Views from the Right/Views from the Left' tosh, and a seemingly endless train of big mouthers, we-know-what-you-are-going-to-say guests on the Panel such as Michelle Boag, Richard Griffin, Joanne Black etc .
Thanks for the info on Jake Quinn. I certainly had no knowledge of him as a 'media lecturer' but that doesn't stop Drinnan elevating his status. I reckon he is doing a good job, even if he 'worked for Labour". After all, Steve Maharey was once a media lecturer and ended up doing some work for Labour.
404 on your Media Studies link, Geoff. You need to take the public address part of the URL out.
Apologies for being such a klutz. I just did the old double square brackets thing. If I can't fix it, I guess people can do a cut-and-paste if they want to access the website. But they should look at the offerings of other unis too.
My six year old wouldn't know what a radio was or how to turn it on and tune it
You really should introduce him to the joys of radio, to add to the joys of newer media. I added a turntable to my stereo system, just so my children could hear what vinyl sounded like. Just like I show Citizen Kane to my students or play them Bo Diddley's 1955 recordings, so they can share the rich heritage I grew up (there is an echo here of some of the arguments been made upstream in this thread?).
Media Studies covers a universe of possibilities. Indeed, I argue that it is the subject that fits best in the vanguard of changes in technology, production, distribution and consumption. Take a look at our website http://www.waikato.ac.nz/film, or the Media Studies community on the mega-education TKI site. Unfortunately we don't do nights but there are web-delivery options.
Robbie: I do acknowledge that change is happening but I don't believe it is as seismic a shift nor as dramatic as much of the rhetoric claims. This is based less than on what my children have done/are doing, than on the research I have been involved in, the hundred of students I encounter every semester, what my wife tells me (she teaches media in a large girls' school), what the network of media teachers around the country tell me.
Dunno eh but i doubt it. kids these days (just going from my own) don't do radio so are you suggesting it's an adult acquired taste they'll develop in later life ?
Well, the research that Ruth Zanker and I have done on the media use of 8-13 year olds (two different studies, in both the North & South Islands, with a pretty substantial n in both cases) does show that radio is still important to this age group (as is TV). On a personal level, my 16 year old daughter has a radio on all the time, and we have regular battles over the car radio.
I look forward to the Media 7 debate tonight.
Russell: is the 54 minute slot for Media 7 to be shared with The Ad Show every week?
Do you honestly think radio will still be around in 20 years time ?
I will bet you $100 that it will be. You can collect from my estate, if I am proven wrong and not around to deliver ;-)
Radio is ideally suited to ordinary days and extraordinary days. I suspect my prized Sony wind-up radio will be very handy in an emergency.
Oh god. I feel so feeble-minded. Sorry.
This conversation has been so fast and furious, misinterpretation is quite likely. I have already misremembered. I don't recall another recent thread which has attracted this level of response and views.
Hey, that's *my* soul station, Geoff! I am brandishing my brick from the Stax building as we speak.
Grovel, grovel. I will beat myself over the head with a stack of student essays. Of course it is!! I could send you my ticket stub from the Al Green concert as an act of contrition.
Geoff, as a Media Studies expert, what do you think of the Facebook phenomenon of Save Radio NZ.
Hmm. "Expert' Never did like that word. I think FB can prove its worth in such times but I wonder what political impact it might be having. Certainly the comments on FB have not been of the same calibre as the commentaries here.
I know it's me but I'm buggered if I can find that comment.
Gio: it is back there, as a general refrain. I just don't want to personalise things, when it is the ideas which are so important here.