Tales Of Terror

Autor: Bethami A. Dobkin
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
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Based on an analysis of more than 200 evening newscasts aired during the first six years of the Reagan administration, Tales of Terror offers a detailed account of the ways in which news media escalate public panic about terrorism and encourage support for specific U.S. policy objectives, rather than build sympathy for terrorists. Dobkin explores similarities between news media and government portrayals of terrorism, combining textual criticism with an interpretation of official U.S. policy statements, and argues that government depictions and news presentations of terrorism reproduce an ideology that supports military strength and intervention.

Media Effects And Society

Autor: Elizabeth M. Perse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136992359
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Grounded in theoretical principle, Media Effects and Society help students make the connection between mass media and the impact it has on society as a whole. The text also explores how the relationship individuals have with media is created, therefore helping them alleviate its harmful effects and enhance the positive ones. The range of media effects addressed herein includes news diffusion, learning from the mass media, socialization of children and adolescents, influences on public opinion and voting, and violent and sexually explicit media content. The text examines relevant research done in these areas and discusses it in a thorough and accessible manner. It also presents a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding media effects, including psychological and content-based theories. In addition, it demonstrates how theories can guide future research into the effects of newer mass communication technologies. The second edition includes a new chapter on effects of entertainment, as well as text boxes with examples for each chapter, discussion of new technology effects integrated throughout the chapters, expanded pedagogy, and updates to the theory and research in the text. These features enhance the already in-depth analysis Media Effects and Society provides.

Religion Vs Television

Autor: Jay Newman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275956400
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Newman, a noted scholar in the field of philosophy of religion, theology, and mass communications theory, examines a cultural phenomenon of far-reaching importance--the rivalry between religion and television as cultural influences.

Communication Yearbook 32

Autor: Christina S. Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135859612
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The Communication Yearbook annuals publish diverse, state-of-the-art literature reviews across the field of communication. Sponsored by the International Communication Association, volumes offer insightful descriptions of research as well as reflections on the implications of those findings for other areas of the discipline. Editor Christina S. Beck presents a diverse, international selection of articles that highlight empirical and theoretical intersections in the communication discipline.

Media Bias

Autor: Tawnya J. Adkins Covert
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739121900
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Working from the idea that some biased accounts of social issues can perform several positive functions for the maintenance and vitality of political democracy, Adkins Covert and Wasburn offer a new methodology for analyzing bias empirically, one that is capable of producing valid and reliable findings. --from publisher description.

Mass Media

Autor: Peter Sorlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136128042
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This book provides a much needed short, reliable and stimulating guide to the mass media in present day society. Incisive, surprising and stimulating it will become an essential text in thinking and writing about the mass media.