Good News World Analysis

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The theory here is that Good News World is a program of higher quality compared to Being Lara Bingle. While reality television can be quality; rather than producing an idea, it takes a pre-existing idea and runs with it, and will only stay relevant as long as its content does.

The primary role of television is being a unit of entertainment; the goal of educating and bringing awareness to current issues remains secondary under all circumstances. Television works through a combination of audio and visuals, but using these elements to their fullest potential does not necessarily guarantee ‘quality television’, which typically consists of, but does not necessarily align itself to defying the norm. Usually a ‘quality’ program will be easily identifiable
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Described as “Saturday Night Live meets The Daily Show with an Aussie twist” It features a cast of comedians playing recurring roles that make social and cultural commentary e.g. Asylum Seekers. The skits are cut together similar to a news report, having parody advertisements shown during ‘ad breaks’ e.g. Underbelly 34; The Underbelly Years. Being Lara Bingle is an Australian reality television show that follows the life of model and socialite; Lara Bingle. It follows her daily life, interspersed with moments of her talking to the camera, and it claims to be completely …show more content…
Being Lara Bingle tackles the narrower concept of the fashion/modeling industry e.g. the fact that she ‘wakes’ up with makeup on and all her mistakes become grossly exaggerated. Television is being taken in all the time so it has an especially large impact. The reason cultural and social criticisms make for quality television is because they define the time period, and force the viewer to question the material, as Ani Difranco said: “Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.”(1996). if television had no influence then why do ‘Feminist [movements] [oppose] media representations of women […] [,] Black and brown power movements [criticize] representations of people of color […] [and] gay and lesbian movements [criticize] the media for their neglect or misrepresentations.” (Kellner, 2005,

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