This book provides a detailed insider account of the unsolicited/hostile takeover bid of Arcelor by Mittal Steel. Though this book in not written by an insider to the whole takeover transaction, the authors claim to have extensively interviewed most of the insiders. As one reads the books, one realizes that the amount of research that has gone into the book and the kind of details that have been described - it is not possible to write such things unless either one is letting the imagination run...
This study focuses on the pro-democratic protest and subsequent revolution that occurred across North Africa and the Middle East during 2011 labelled the "Arab Spring" among western media. This research focuses on reports starting in December 2010, when the Tunisian Uprising began till October, 2011, when the Libyan war ended, analysing how the media reported the demonstrations and subsequent result. By conducting a content analysis, this research explores how the reality was...
The dawn of the digital age in music and music recording, changed the way artists look on creativity. The revolution that was started by recording, and followed by multitrack recording and analogue effects, is now on a different stage with digital recording and the Internet. A digital audio workstation (D.A.W.) has now replaced the established multitrack recorder and the hard drives on a DAW have replaced the tape that was used to store the recorded sounds. Some people would say that the music...
The focus of the following discussion paper is on the Macro Environmental theme of Online Movie Streaming and its impact on the consumer behaviour in the global movie industry. The following sources were taken into account as research material to bring about the understanding of the prospective influences this change that could thrust upon the industry.SourceCritical Evaluation of SourceWall Street Journal (WSJ) Article on Theatre Loyalty Program [1]Description - The article is based on...
Culture plays a very big part in how people with disabilities are perceived within society. There are thousands of different cultures in the world today with their own thinking about people, nature and community. Culture is learned and shared within societies and it transmits and promotes certain beliefs and attitudes. In order to become part of a society a person first has to learn its cultural beliefs and norms. Therefore, people in society have a collective view on what is normal and...
These are sentences that were used by 30 children to start writing their story during a workshop. This introduction evoked their imagination of a situation in a forest as a beginning to their journey on their story. They continued to write their fantasy until the story was finished. Most of them added new actors besides the mouse deer and the elephant, and also some dialogues between actors were written. Interesting on their story was that all those stories were different, even when using the...
Human beings are the social animals live with others. From the moment we are born until the last moment of our life, our whole life is a process of socialization. We are living with other people in the various kind of things related. Personal chat with the neighbors, teaching someone or learning something forms others, showing the opinions to others so on. All those kind of activities are communication. So, all the human societies involve the communication and the communication takes an...
Media has become a powerful tool, which substantially influences the public opinion. The impact of media has a significant and dangerous effect among the audience, particularly on youth. In such cases, media has the power to influence the formation of the individual's identity, moral values and beliefs. In fact, media affects the entire society because today it is everywhere. However, government should only intervene in certain areas as a means of security purposes. As we now, modern media can...
Morgan Spurlock the director of Super Size Me went on a daring adventure to test whether the claims made by two overweight/obese teenagers was true. Two teenagers claimed that they had received their condition as a result from the McDonalds Cooperation by eating their fast food. Seeing how McDonalds is the most populous fast food restaurant in the world. Many Americans do indeed follow a fast food diet but are unaware of the exact health results. Since America is growing in the percentage of...
The field of mass communications is relatively new and is both multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in nature. It is therefore not surprising that the approach to mass communications research will be mixed. This essay attempts to look at the issues which gave rise to research theories and distinguish between the terms 'administrative' or 'conventional' and 'critical' research. It will discuss and contrast the similarities of both types of research while evaluating the usefulness and...