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Discussion of whether media violence promotes violent behavior in children. Explores issue by examining several journal articles on the subject; the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments presented. How exposure to violence seen on television stimulates aggressive behavior. Makes argument for ethical considerations based on contention that TV violence is bad for children.
Due to recent events around the country regarding teen violence, many commentators and critics have pointed to the increase in... more
5 pages | 5 sources | 21 citations | APA citation style

Price: $28.00

Examines the first seven chapters of Marshall McLuhan's book on the effect of mass communication. Impact of rapid technological change on society. McLuhan's theory that the medium is the message and are one. Hot and cool media. Media as an extension of people's senses. Information systems and learning. Psychic consequences of the new technologies.
In Understanding Media, Marshall McLuhan described and explained media and cultural transformations. This paper will analyze the first seven chapters... more
7 pages | 1 sources | 16 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $40.00

Discusses ways in which movies, television, radio, print and the Internet influence teenage attitudes, self-image and behaviors. Negative effects of media emphasis on thinness. Relationship between media & self-esteem. How film, TV & music affirm the validity of sexual activity for teens; alcohol use. Aggression & violence.
The Effect of Media on Teenagers
The media exerts an enormous, almost a normative influence, over the lives of men, women, adolescents and... more
10 pages | 10 sources | 28 citations |

Price: $48.00

Impact on consumer choice and quality of product of huge media conglomerates. Argues that the growth of power of media moguls is a threat to consumer freedom, and to the well-being of a democratic society. Effect on entertaining, news, and a democratic society. Role of advertising. Profits. Discusses media mergers. Moguls Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch.
The mergers which have created giant communications conglomerates led by moguls such as Ted Turner and Rupert Murdoch affect consumers both negatively... more
12 pages | 8 sources | 13 citations | APA citation style

Price: $24.00

Discusses prejudices in media representation of women. Distinctions based on gender & race in television shows & films. Traditional view of women as "domestic." Examples of early television shows (Donna Reed Show, Leave it to Beaver). Changing image in the 1970s.. Lack of black women in TV shows, and the image of African American women in 1970s TV as one-dimensional. Films discussed include Cleopatra Jones, Sugar Hill and The Color Purple. Women as images of male fantasy.
Gender and race intersect in media representations and in real life as well. The feminist movement took the methods of the Civil Rights Movement to... more
6 pages | 4 sources | 6 citations | MLA citation style

Price: $12.00

Discusses relationship between the military, wartime policymakers and the mass media. Roots in the Vietnam War. Hostility created in military officers. Management of the media in the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War. Emergence of CNN as a major news outlet. Satire of media on "Saturday Night Live" episode. War in Afghanistan. Reduction of role of media by Pentagon management.
The Media in the First Gulf War ... and the Second

The modern relationship between the military, wartime policymakers, and the mass media... more
3 pages | 4 sources | 5 citations | APA citation style

Price: $16.00

Discusses public opinion and news coverage of contemporary wars. The 1991 U.S. Gulf War as an example of the first time the public watched a military battle on TV as it unfolded. Relations between the media and the military; impact of the public on these two institutions. The 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada. War against Terrorism.
One of the most significant developments in modern military conflict is the evolution of the news media (and public opinion) as a powerful aspect of... more
4 pages | 3 sources | 8 citations | MLA citation style

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Issue of impact on young viewers. Escalating levels of violent and aggressive behaviors in children. Findings of studies. Concern of medical health and mental health professionals. Context in which violence is portrayed as having most detrimental effect: video games, TV, movies, music, Internet. Media content (violence, coarse language, sexuality). Other reasons for child violence.
The Media
Impact of Violence
Two psychologists at Iowa State University recently wrote that “The link between television and violence in... more
7 pages | 6 sources | 16 citations | APA citation style

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Centers on the 2002 Olympic Figure Skating Contest. Differing versions of whether Canadian or Russian team won. News coverage in the U.S. and Canada. Views of British, French and Russian news agencies. Controversy over French judge awarding two gold medals. How what the media reported was not necessarily what happened.
There is a parable about several blind men who were put into the same room with an elephant. When asked what type of animal it was, there were as... more
4 pages | 9 sources | 13 citations | APA citation style

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Examines impact of the Federal Trade Commission's doctrine. Affects Fairness Doctrine has had on society from a political, social and legal perspective. History of the FCC doctrine. Purpose of the doctrine to offer balancing views on controversial issues. Legal issues and political impact. Relevance of the doctrine in today's society. Outline.
Introduction – What is the Fairness Doctrine?
The Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters in television and radio, as a condition... more
7 pages | 9 sources | 9 citations | APA citation style

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