How does the mass media serve as an enforcer of social norms?

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Mass media is a very powerful entity. It can serve as an enforcer of social norms by providing insight into what may happen when societal expectations are violated. An example that comes to mind is the television show, Intervention. Intervention is a reality program that follows drug/alcohol addicts and eventually offers them help to become sober. This program shows society what can happen when the societal expectation to be a productive member is breached. It shows the...

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