The media will use symbolic and technical codes and conventions to shape how people are portrayed.


Use The Dodgy Guy Table to take notes on the different ways that Dodgy Guys and Victim are represented in these different segments of ‘A Current Affair’.




Segment Analysis

You are going to write an analysis of how a ‘dodgy guy’ has been portrayed in the A Current Affair segment below.


Analysis Planning

Use A Current Affair Analysis Rough Draft Document to plan your analysis. You should have two examples of each type of code, and be clear on what the connotation, or the meaning behind each of these uses of the codes are.



You can now turn your rough plan into an essay. Ensure you use formal language, use media language as much as possible and refer to what the producers have done to create the representation.