Legacy Media: No Longer Interested

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It’s completely fair to say that the legacy media model is beginning to implode. While it’s not going down without a fight, as we continue to see examples of mass-marketing beating a niche market, and if one looks closely enough, there is enough evidence to believe that the world of media is in a state of flux.

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Hell’s Kitchen Australia – Season 1 – Episode 9: I Thought This Was a Cooking Show?


I, in my time, have watched a few different reality cooking shows. I used to watch Masterchef, and I watched the most recent season of My Kitchen Rules, and although I have heard of Hell’s Kitchen, and seen some ads for it, I’ve never watched an episode. That being said, I sat down and watched Tuesday night’s episode of the Hell’s Kitchen, and… I have some thoughts.

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Why Australia continues to love Eurovision

If you read my last blog post (if not, you can find it here), I used the concept of cultural proximity in relation to a television drama or comedy inspiring, or being remade, from it’s original country, to a new nation. For this blog post, I will again will be looking into the concept of cultural proximity. However, the post will have a focus on the audience, and more specifically, why the Australian audience has fallen in love with Eurovision.


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And We Have Internet!

I grew up with access to the internet, and for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a computer in the same spot, with internet access ready when needed. The internet has changed the way in which most live their lives, with it being “the decisive technology of the Information Age, and we can say that humankind is now almost entirely connected, albeit with great levels of inequality in bandwidth, efficiency, and price” (Castells, 2014).


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No Longer Workin 9 till 5.



Dolly Parton once famously sang, “workin’ 9 to 5, what a way to make a livin“. That was once my way of thinking. Back when I was a kid, I assumed, like many probably did, that after you finished with all your education, you’d get a standard job, where’d you work on weekdays, for around 8 hours. You’d then go home, and be done with it for the day. Those were the thoughts of a naive, optimistic kid… and boy was he wrong.

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The Block – Season 13 – Episode 10: Back to School!


I haven’t watched an episode of the block… in years. I used to watch it, but when I began working, and started uni, my interest and motivation to watch the show just kind of faded away. I used to enjoy the building and renovating aspects of the show, however, I felt that slowly started to take a backseat at times. That being said, I sat down and watched Monday night’s episode of the The Block: Street, and… I have some thoughts.

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Television Freedom


I grew up loving television. I remember back when I was in primary school, after I had finished my homework, and had something to eat, I would sit down in the lounge room, and have the freedom to watch whatever I chose. This would usually include cartoons such as ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’, and shows on Nickelodeon and the Disney channel, including ‘Drake & Josh’ and ‘The Suite Life of Zack and Cody’ (I miss these shows…). Of course, as time has gone on, my television habits have evolved.

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