Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver

A child genius turned mobile librarian. His mission: to stop a media mogul from destroying the world with her evil media empire. This is Bertram Poppingstock: Problem Solver.

  • Library: Secondary
  • Audience: Junior - Middle Secondary (Year 7-10)
  • Rating: E
  • Subject: English
  • Release Date: June 2016
  • Produced: Australia

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Bias in the Media

Bias in the Media

Do you find yourself getting all hot under the collar because of media bias? Well, Bertram Poppingstock knows exactly how you feel. Watch as he wages a one man war against biased reporting in print and electronic media, explaining to us mere mortals the ins and outs of persuasive media spin. Topics covered include rhetorical techniques and the use of evidence to manipulate a target audience.

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Stereotypes in the Media

Stereotypes in the Media

Tired of lame media clichés? Well, so are we, along with our auspicious pal, Bertram Poppingstock. Come along with us on our mission to weed out and stifle stereotypes in the media. We trace the origins of media stereotypes from false assumptions, traditions and prejudice. We look at how they are represented in popular media and how we should respond to them.

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Structural Elements of Media Texts

Structural Elements of Media Texts

Bertram Poppingstock is as determined as ever to save the world from his latest arch rival – an evil media mogul manipulating the news to serve her own diabolical agenda. Want to become a savvier consumer of popular media? From sensationalised hard news to human interest stories and gossip columns, you’ll soon be an expert on techniques used to deliver news and entertainment in print and electronic media.

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Visual Features of Media Texts

Visual Features of Media Texts

Ever wondered how to create a killer publication layout? Come and explore the visual and interactive elements of media texts with the irrepressible Bertram Poppingstock. In this episode, he launches into a mission to stop an evil media mogul from destroying the world with her hideous, sub-standard media publications. Who knew that visual print media layouts were so important?

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