It is very difficult to find an online article that doesn’t repeat itself on every site you click. Which is why, should you happen to stumble upon a transcription of a speech, READ IT. And if it includes the role of media in society? read it!
This is the most valuable way to ensure you get first hand, knowledgeable advice from industry professionals. Just like the transcription I have found of a speech given in Vietnam by foreign office minister Jeremy Browne (I have linked it above).
This is an important article because he isn’t just talking about the importance of media in our society. He is talking about the importance of media in a developing country where expression is sacred. Freedom of expression is important in countries where equal rights are a new concept.
The first part of the speech is only his introduction which isn’t necessary but then he touches on important points I think are valid for this module.
He talks about the vast changes in technology, how much it has changed. He refers constantly to Vietnam but that is because he has used the country as an example so that shouldn’t be taken seriously when reading the article.
He also talks about everything we have learnt and are learning but in such a collected way without any waffling that you can finish the article and understand all you need. I would write it here but it is much easier to read the article to help yourself make your own opinion.