Tales Of Terror

Author: Bethami A. Dobkin
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Size: 71.41 MB
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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

Author: Elizabeth M. Perse
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136992359
Size: 79.50 MB
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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

Author: Jay Newman
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275956400
Size: 37.45 MB
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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.

Signals In The Air

Author: Michael C. Keith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275948764
Size: 72.89 MB
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An account of how Native American Indians have kept their cultures and languages alive by starting their own radio and television broadcasts. This book examines the impetus behind the development of native-run stations and how these stations operate today.

Communication Yearbook 32

Author: Christina S. Beck
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135859612
Size: 69.62 MB
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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.

Searching For A Demon

Author: Steven M. Chermak
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555535414
Size: 32.88 MB
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This provocative volume thoroughly examines the ways in which the media demonized militia groups following the devastating bombing of the Alfred F. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Using quantitative and qualitative research methods, Steven M. Chermak offers a fresh perspective on how news coverage and popular entertainment transformed a largely overlooked movement into a symbol for this new threat of domestic terrorism and ignited a national panic over the "militia menace." Searching for a Demon describes the representation of the militia movement in the news media, editorial cartoons, films, and television. Chermak delves into such topics as the type and amount of coverage after the blast, how social problems are constructed in the news, the motivations and biases of authoritative or "celebrity" figures used as news sources, and why images of militias were framed in specific ways. Chermak balances his account with an in-depth look at the philosophies, activities, and strategies of militia groups. Drawing on extensive interviews he conducted at gun shows and preparedness exhibitions, the author compares and contrasts media depictions of militia life and ideology with the firsthand accounts of members and leaders themselves, and he assesses how media coverage affected changes in the movement. In conclusion, Chermak discusses the parallels between media treatment of militias in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing and the coverage of the al-Qaeda terrorist network after the September 11, 2001, attacks. Solidly grounded in social constructionist theory, Searching for a Demon fills a significant gap in the literature on terrorism as well as on the roles of the news media and popular culture in reshaping the public consciousness after dramatic crimes.

Mass Media

Author: Peter Sorlin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136128042
Size: 19.51 MB
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Television

Author: Horace Newcomb
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135194793
Size: 21.15 MB
Format: PDF
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The Encyclopedia of Television, second edtion is the first major reference work to provide description, history, analysis, and information on more than 1100 subjects related to television in its international context. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclo pedia of Television, 2nd edition website.

Journalism Quarterly

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Includes section "Book reviews" and other bibliographical material.