Question: Discuss how representations have been constructed in Reality TV programs.
To complete this task you will need to research at least two reality TV programs and compare and contrast the representations, analysing narrative, codes and conventions and preferred meanings, the production and audience context.
Narartive codes and conventions: How codes and conventions, narrative structure and elements (such as characters, plot, setting, point of view, theme) and devices such as cinema verite, narraction style, re-enactment etc have been used within the progarms to persuade towards a preferred meaning regarding the representations.
Production Context: How the production context has influenced the way the representations are constructed.
Audience context: How different readings can be made by mainstream and subcultural (niche) audiences.