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121: The Media’s Effect on Children
... growth. General speaking, the media has had a very strong influence on how children see their race and how they view others. White and African-American children say they see people of their race on television, while Latino and Asian children are much less likely to see their race represented. In addition, young people overwhelmingly think that it is important for children to see people of their own race on television. Children of color are most likely to think so. Finally, throughout all races, children are more likely to associate positive characteristics with White characters and negative characteristics with minority characters. Thus, the media has played an important role on how children see themselves and other races throughout the media. Firstly, the children that say they see people of their race on television are White and African-American, while Latino and Asian children are much less likely to see their race represented. “In one study, it showed that white males accounted for over fifty percent of the ...
122: The Mass Media and Politics
The Mass Media and Politics The mass media possesses a great deal of influence in society and politics in the United States. Newspapers, radio, magazines and television are able to use their own judgment when reporting current events. The power of the mass media is an asset to the government in some instances and a stumbling block in others. Recent technology and ... information relayed by the media to the people has played a major part in the democracy of the United States. The advancing technologies in today's world help the media to portray their political views. Television provides the opportunity for political figures to address the public directly, instead of through written means only. In the early 1800's few people actually subscribed to a newspaper. Those who didn't could hear ... did subscribe would mail the newspaper to their friends after they read it. (Remy 52) This way of circulating news was slow and ineffective. Newspaper distribution increased through the 1800's and mid- 1900's. Television proved to be a more convenient way to convey information, so eventually, television caused a decline in newspaper usage. Whether it be newspapers, radio shows, or television, the media will find a way to ...
123: Radio and Television Advertising
Radio and Television Advertising We are constantly surrounded by advertising. From bus stop benches to televsion commericals. Everywhere we lookd something is being advertised. Two of the best ways to advertise are radio and television. These two mediums affect virtually everyone. Most of us listen to the radio or watch televison at some point each day. Because of this, many of us are able to remember products by the jingles ... spot will cost you more, however it is guaranteed to run at a certain time. Televisons is the strongest medium to advertise in and also the most expensive. Like radio, the cost of advertising on television in. The television day is broken down as follows, morning, midday, early fringe, primetime and 11 pm to sign off. Morning and midday are usually filled with local shows, game show, soaps and perhaps ...
124: Are Things Equal Between The Sexes In College Sports?
... the female athlete. Female athletes have struggled for years to become men's equals in many areas, including athletics. Even though the female role in sports has grown, men still receive most of the glory. Television stations that air sporting events generally air male sports such as football and basketball. The sports that are shown on television receive money from the television station. CBS has paid over 1.7 billion dollars to broadcast the men's NCAA basketball tournament until 2002(Chad 22). Some of this money goes to each team playing in the tournament. Female ...
125: Television Shows Reflect American Culture
Television Shows Reflect American Culture There are many movies and television shows that reflect American culture. A show or movie must address some current societal problem or trend in order to truly reflect American life; murder, rape, racism, and, on a less serious note, parties, shopping ... which happens to be geared toward teenagers, that what the characters do in the show is the ideal way to deal with these types of situations. Many aspects of American culture are represented on the television show Beverly Hills 90210, or just 90210 as it is commonly referred to. Three to four years ago it dealt with the subject of murder or homicide. One of David's, a star in ...
126: Television Drama
The viewer positioning in television dramas play a very important and critical part in how the drama is portrayed to the audience, and hence this gives an idea on how successful the show will be. Dawson’s Creek is a ... compelling emotional scenes, and also some great humour and fun, which makes Dawson’s Creek a delight to watch. Dawson’s Creek is an hour-long drama, which is the standard for most dramas on television. The first season contained 13 episodes, the second contained 22 episodes and the third will contain 26 episodes. This suits the viewers because the episodes are not too short, and not too long. There is ... future episodes. This technique is effective because the viewer will be satisfied with an episode, but will also be eager to watch future episodes to see how conflicts are resolved. The viewer positioning for most television dramas in relation to the show’s construction is comparatively similar. The characters of the show value families, friendship, sex and honesty. Dawson’s Creek also values teenage life, and the issues they face ...
127: A Breif History Of Comics
... in the 1950's, the industries income was estimated at $150 million, and combined circulation achieved 90 million. The criticism of these comic also reached a height at about the same time. Much as the television censorship of today, comics then were considered a bad influence on children. Parents and educators were concerned about the content. This issue was taken so far, that the Canadian Parliament outlawed crime in comics in ... these book. They also tried to curb the sales of these books to minors. Although the technological advances in press had allowed these comics to become popular, technology also put an end to an era. Television of the 50's and 60's attracted the attention of youth all over, and the comic book circulation began to decline. Although circulation has risen again, comic books would never gain the publicity they ... teens in the 60's. Today, comics are used to reach kids about topics like drugs, violence, gangs, etc. Some comic characters even rank among movie stars because of the now far reaching grip of television and movies. Some comics, like "Mad dog McGruff" are drawn for the sole purpose of government and private organizations campaigns to fight drugs. Even Garfield The Cat has been featured in several short television ...
128: Violence In Televeision
Violence In Televeision General Purpose: To Persuade Specific Purpose: To persuade that violence in television does affect children. Central Idea: Violence in Television does affect children. INTRODUCTION 1. “We shall stand or fall by television, of that I am sure." (E.B. White, 1939, cited in Boyer, 1991, p. 79) 2. Most and more research that is done on this particular subject points to the fact that violence in ...
129: Evolution of Media Violence
... made it important for citizens to be able to relax as radio brought popular entertainers and adventure stories into their homes. The third stage of programming lasted from 1945 until the early 1950's, when television had a explosive growth. Television was preserved as "radio with pictures." Many entertainers and entire programs were transferred successfully from radio to television. At the beginning of the fourth stage, known as The Golden Age of Television, variety shows were the most popular program format. Another television staple of this era was the western. In the late ...
130: Can Media Inspire Violent Crimes?
Can Media Inspire Violent Crimes? One problem that many corporations ignore is the possibility that aggressive type people seek reinforcement for their own destructive acts, either against themselves or other people. Television violence, for instance, and the widespread public concern accompanying it have led to calls for strict controls on the depiction of violent programs. In their decision making, some producers do not take responsibility for the ... many of these acts were committed without any compensation for the action without responsibility, then it must be acceptable behavior. Similarly, aggressive adults are seeking reinforcement for their own anti-social behavior from seeing attractive television characters behave in the same way. Behavioral evidence has indicated that the anti-social effects of violent television portrayals are strongest and are most likely to occur among individuals who are already aggressive. (Palmer, p. 10). The ethical question is, should television submit to mass appeal or take into consideration the affects ...

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