Where is the Love

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According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, recent figures show that violent crime rates all across America have been rapidly decreasing since 1994. However, the same cannot be said about the amount of violence in the media. Statistics compiled by the Media Education ... Continue Reading

Magazine Culture

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If Magazines can be called a barometer of popular culture, what modern cultural trends do they show? Has magazine culture been changing since the 1960’s? Can these changes be explained by changes in popular culture, and in what way? In answer to the question relating to magazines changing from ... Continue Reading

Agenda Setting in relation to media control

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In this paper I am going to examine the main assumptions surrounding the Agenda Setting Theory. I will be identifying the theory as well as discussing many questions surrounding the theory and relating it to my final paper which will be examining Media Control in East Asia. ... Continue Reading

Definition Of Audience

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In this essay I will try to define the term »audience«. I will construct the essay on various definitions of many diffrent authors. Certainly, the big amounts of money ploughed into commercial and other research of audience's media usage and behaviour suggest that media producers be ... Continue Reading


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One of the greatest achievements of the 20th century is the rise of global media and communication. The ongoing suffering of the Kosovo people can be seen on TV in Kathmandu or Lima, which was unthinkable in the 19th century. Radio, television and feature film media are about to become classic with ... Continue Reading

Agenda Setting In The Media Today

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From the dawn of the mass media, the different mediums have found ways to try and control the way that we as Americans think. The idea of agenda setting is something that has been around since the 1920’s. This idea of agenda setting, though not dealing directly with the media controlling the min ... Continue Reading


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Picking a major is the most important thing in every college student’s life. One must think of each and every way ones major will affect ones life. I have picked my major, which is mass communications. With a mass communication degree I plan on becoming a news broadcaster. T ... Continue Reading

Marshall McLuhan

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The impact of Marshall McLuhan’s groundbreaking insights into communication technology and its effect on society and the individual continues to be a heavily discussed topic among media and culture academics. He wrote extensively on several ideas and theories, expressed in several publications th ... Continue Reading

Media Influence

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Media’s Importance to Society, In Spite of Adverse Effects It has been said that the media is a bad influence on society. This is true in some cases, but we have to also add this to the statement; society also influences the media by what it chooses to promote or watch. Media is a very importa ... Continue Reading

Do Kids Watch Too Much T.v.

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It is three o’clock in the afternoon and kids are just getting home from school. The first thing that Kenya does after school is changes clothes and turn on the television. Almost all the children of grade school age go home and do the exact same thing. Children watch television more times a d ... Continue Reading

The Internet As A Global Village

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Strictly speaking, the term “Global Village” is an oxymoron. What are some ways today’s international communication system is different from that in a traditional village? Is there another metaphor that is more appropriate? Theoretically, the world’s mass communication system is far from ... Continue Reading


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Mass Media and the Effects on Public Perspective Over the past century, mass media has evolved from informational for the public to a monopolistic situation where the public has lost its say in what is aired. Back in early 1900s, newspapers had entertainment, news, information, and public v ... Continue Reading

Discuss and evaluate the process model of Communication

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The process model of communications is a basic yet fundamental model for communication studies. Through its simplistic nature we are able to reproduce understandings of the mass media (Sinclair, 2002) and how messages signalled, delivered, decoded and received to individuals (Schirato & Yell, 1996) ... Continue Reading

politics and the media

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In America, the media holds a powerful and effective position in politicizing and socializing the general populace. The main political function of the media is to inform and analyze while being accountable. However the question of whether the media produces a pluralist democracy, or fosters a â ... Continue Reading


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In today’s society our children are attracted to violence no matter were it is being presented. Violence today is affecting our children of tomorrow making them more dangerous as they are growing up. The question is how is this violence accruing and how do we reduce to amount of violence that’s ... Continue Reading

The Subordinate Strange ‘Savage’ versus the Superior Success

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The Subordinate Strange ‘Savage’ versus the Superior Success Seeker The analysis of this paper will involve dissecting the pilot episode of the television series The Lost World which screened as an hour and a half movie entitled The Beginning (see page…). This analysis will include how var ... Continue Reading

Mass Communication

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In the 1920s, almost overnight, the movie industry dramatically grew and plunged into the lives of almost everyone in the United States. Since, this occurrence came so sudden, not much information was available causing some to worry about its effects on children. What is this new popular culture a ... Continue Reading

Comparing rebel Without A Cause and Boyz In The Hood

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Media Studies Essay-Boyz’n the Hood, Rebel Without A Cause This essay shows the similarities and differences, which affect young people who are represented in Boyz’n The Hood and Rebel without a cause. Both films were not made recently and were made thirty years apart but still are both consi ... Continue Reading

Perception Of “The Patriot“

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Society’s Perception of “The Patriot” The earth shakes as cannons rumble in the distance. Black powder fills the sky while the bodies of soldiers lay on the blood soaked ground. Drums beat and soldiers march as people from long ago are dying on the big flickering screen. ... Continue Reading

Communications Theory

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Communications is that what binds the world. Even though it is easy to give a simple answer when asked what communications exactly is, it is difficult to explain it so that it is understood clearly. There is a lot you need to consider with it. There are different areas concerning communications and ... Continue Reading

Critical Thinking

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Cunningham & Flew (2000) De-westernising Australia?: Media Systems and Cultural coordinates in: J. Curran & M-J Park (Eds.), ‘De-westernising Media Studies’. London and New York: Routledge, pp 237-248. What evidence is there that the author(s) of your chosen reading are influenced by the id ... Continue Reading

Women in Media

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Representations of Women : Women in the Media The mass media plays a very significant role in life. Individuals get information about people and places they have never actually see. Opinions are formed based on the images people see everyday in ma ... Continue Reading

Rhetorical Analysis Of Jenkins

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Rhetorical Analysis of “Lessons from Littleton: What Congress Doesn’t Want to Hear About Youth and the Media” “Lessons from Littleton: What Congress Doesn’t Want to Hear About Youth and the Media”, by Henry Jenkins, was an article directed to the Comparative Media Studies at MIT, a ... Continue Reading

semiotic analyses of a cultural artefact

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Write a semiotic analysis of a cultural artefact of your choice. By means of a semiotic analysis I am going to demonstrate how the cultural artefact I have chosen, in this case a CD front cover uses various signs to denote a response or feeling to its reader. ... Continue Reading

Television violence: Making Violent Children

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Television Violence: Making Violent Children I remember sitting in school, anxiously watching the clock and waiting for the bell to ring. The teacher would be talking to the class, but all I could focus on was getting home. The bell finally rang and I rushed out of the classroom and ... Continue Reading