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Mass Media

The mass media can influence to be for or against something because it is the main way in which we find out about anything that is going on in our world. The way that the media presents topics to...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2013 9:05 pm UTC

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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...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 5:33 pm UTC

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There is not one way in which media functions in society. Therefore, let me give you a few perspectives. First, mass media is a main source of advertising. The media tries to sell things to...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2013 12:28 pm UTC

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Paul Lazarfeld’s narcotizing dysfunction theory says that the more media coverage there is of a certain event, the less people feel inclined to act with respect to that event. Looking specifically...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2015 9:02 pm UTC

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Guy Debord, in his much celebrated The Society of the Spectacle, once wrote that capitalism has transformed culture into an illusion, one in which the complete alienation of everyday people from...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2019 3:59 pm UTC

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Radio has a vast appeal and it is available nearly everywhere -- work, car, home, shopping. One could almost state that radio is the background soundtrack to our lives. We listen to radio, but we...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2013 4:21 pm UTC

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There are several major differences between the ethics of new media and older mass media. The majority of the differences stem from older media having professionally trained staff writers and...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 6:39 pm UTC

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One way to look at answering this question is to realize that different forms of media cover issues in different ways. These days, most media have an electronic or digital component; even print...

Latest answer posted May 29, 2016 9:14 pm UTC

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A nation’s political philosophy can have a tremendous impact on the nature of its media system. The most obvious example of this is the difference between the media in a true democracy such as the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 12:15 am UTC

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Mass Media messages are designed to do several things, including getting the attention of the viewer, explaining something quickly, and leave an impression of desire. Since these messages must be...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2012 10:01 pm UTC

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It seems very likely that the quality of news gathering would diminish if newspapers were no longer in existence. TV news has a very difficult time being as serious as newspapers are and internet...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2013 12:06 am UTC

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There exists a relatively new subdiscipline within the study of psychology called "media psychology." With the explosion in information technologies over the past 30 years, especially the...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2013 4:10 pm UTC

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Perhaps the most important factor that can influence how a person perceives information from the media is education. This can be education in general, but it can also be education that is specific...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2013 4:42 am UTC

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There are two main effects of citizen journalism on the formal, established print forms of mass communication. The first involves the increased competition for an audience. For literally...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2013 8:16 pm UTC

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I personally do not watch reality television, and television in general, very often. However, on the rare occasions where I do watch reality television, I like to watch shows related to business...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2016 5:34 pm UTC

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Much of what this statement says is true. Much of what is said in the media is definitely affected by the political points of view of the journalists and commentators. This is nothing new in...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2012 8:01 pm UTC

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First of all, we must realize that this question assumes that the mainstream media is capable of causing us to simply believe what they say. This is not necessarily the case. There are many...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

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I assume that you are asking about a possible system in which someone would decide which facts the media would be allowed to access and which it would not be. This might be a system that would...

Latest answer posted March 2, 2013 1:07 am UTC

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Strategic amplification is a technique that refers to magnifying a small detail or story in media in a way that makes it appear more significant than it actually is and distorts the perception of...

Latest answer posted December 19, 2019 4:58 pm UTC

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It is, of course, not possible to know for sure what will happen in the future. We can only speculate. My own speculation is that blogs and other services would be able to replace traditional...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2013 12:17 am UTC

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The previous answer does a good job of pointing out two of the important ways in which governments are adapting to the growth of transnational media. However, there is another important aspect of...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2012 5:34 am UTC

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The mass media plays a number of roles in American political campaigns. Let us look at three of them. First, they help to report and to analyze the issues that come up in the election campaign....

Latest answer posted November 2, 2012 3:43 pm UTC

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Let's look at where the best places are to find scholarly articles about the 2016 election. There are three tiers of research that can be considered scholarly for the purpose of general research....

Latest answer posted December 31, 2019 4:56 pm UTC

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It is hard to cite instances that we can know for sure are examples of media discrimination against people of a given race. Often, people of a given race will feel that they are being...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2013 9:13 pm UTC

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This article is an example of a news magazine article. News Magazines provide additional information on timely current events. In this case, the article focuses on the investigation and...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2013 12:36 am UTC

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The media affect foreign policy in the United States largely by shaping public opinion. Media coverage of the Vietnam War, for example, played a major role in public disillusionment with the...

Latest answer posted November 6, 2012 3:54 pm UTC

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This is a great question. Perhaps the best place to start is to underline the word, "mass." In other words, mass media is aiming at as many people as possible. So, selectivity of population is not...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2012 2:06 pm UTC

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