There are a series of resources available online for media students to locate and utilize to their advantage. One resource in particularly is Ofcom, a well-established and reputable communication regulator in the UK. Their job entails in ensuring that the public receives the best possible services in term of communication but also by protecting the public from any scams and sharp practices. What more, they are also responsible for enforcing regulatory rules for many various media sector, except for newspapers and magazines.
Now, you’re probably wondering why is this communication regulator site is considered as a useful resource for students to use in this module. Well beside for their regulatory responsibility, Ofcom also provides the latest news release, updates on changes in media spectrum such as the announcement of new appointed Chairman at a particularly media channel, speeches made by Ofcom’s panels, and facts and figures. What’s more, Ofcom also publishes a range of media based policies and research documents and release annual reports. All these information and data are valuable to us media students as it assist us in researching and development our paper. Also, as it is an academic paper, providing accurate evidence from a well-known source produce even stronger paper.