I need help creating a thesis and an outline on The British Media and the London Art Industry. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The first notable incidence of news reported by the media influencing art comes from Tennyson when he wrote his poem titled The Charge of the Light Brigade. The poem recalls an incident of The Crimean War which was the act of British soldiers acting with incomplete information carrying out a futile attempt to follow their given orders even if the orders meant certain death. As reported by the media of the time, the charge represented the highest traditions of British defense forces and an exemplary feat of bravery. Many members of the media informed the British public that such acts showed our soldiers dedication to the cause (Bachrach, 1997).
In reality, the French allies present at the scene saw this action as brave but totally against the concepts of fighting a war with strategy. On the other hand, the Russian combatants thought that the charging British were actually drunk since only then could they be foolish enough to do what they did. However, the charge did achieve its objectives and despite heavy losses, the events were seen as a victory by the media which was celebrated by poets and painters of the time who have since immortalized the entire affair (Bachrach, 1997).
The media in London covered the story in detail and the man who ordered the charge, i.e. Lord Lucan came back to London to make a speech at the House of Commons where he was honored with titles. Even though he never saw active military service again, he was made a general and retired as a Field Marshal (Brighton, 2004). The influence of the media in making heroes and the response given by artists to those who are treated a hero continues to this day.
Today, artists working on the television screen have created new heroes for all of us which particularly include the common person as a hero. .