Your current essay question is asking you what factors have affected institutions within the magazine industry and what decisions have they made in response to those factors that have affected the processes of 'production' and 'exchange'?
Discuss the issues raised by media ownership in the production and exchange of media texts.What are those factors you ask? And my knee-jerk response would be seriously!? But alas... those factors are:
- Expansion (particularly diagonal expansion)
- Which is arguably a response to the continued growth and impact of multi-media convergence.
- Which has grown significantly because of the WWW
- Which has also seen the growth of social media
So in other words how have the above areas affected the magazine industry and how have magazine institutions responded to them? And specifically how have they impacted on the way magazines are produced and how have they impacted on the point of exchange?
Now, the next bit you have to do for yourselves. I am not going to do it for you. Your essay structure is there in the bullet points. You need to develop each of those points with 'secondary' and 'primary' (3 magazines and their owners) evidence that you explore and discuss.
*This is the last time I will help you in this way... The problem I fear for a number of you is that you simply do not know the content well enough. You need to read, digest, discuss and then read some more. If you were more confident with the content and the concepts you might not find putting the essay together such a struggle. Please think about that.