Hoose a prominent issue in the media involving a specific group of people who are a?Othera in relation to mainstream Australian society.

Assignment Three: Representation (due 19/05/11 at 5pm)
1. Choose a prominent issue in the media involving a specific group of people who are a?Othera in
relation to mainstream Australian society.
2. Collect several examples from the media showing how this group is represented.
3. Write a 1,000 word essay that deals with the following questions:
a? What messages are being communicated to the reader about this group of people?
a? How is this accomplished?
a? Who is advantaged/disadvantaged by the discourses you can see in action?
4. Unlike the first two assignments, in this case you are expected to refer to literature (published
relevant research a at least three journal articles or book chapters). You should use the text
as a starting point to help you understand the relevant discourses and theories.
Ensure that you have used the correct referencing in your essay (Harvard style a see LMS for
more details) Assessment criteria
The following questions will be asked to assess the assignment:
1. To what extent were you able to identify discourses associated with a specific group?
2. How were you able to incorporate discussion of the discourses associated with the group
into your discussion?
3. How well were you able to present this material in essay format with appropriate use of
referencing?