Academic Papers on (Mass) Media & Broadcasting

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This 10 page paper tackles the question ,regarding the relations of technology and media Is society better off since Edison's inventions appeared? While the answer may appear simple on the surface, it is rather complex. The Amish lifestyle is used for reference. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

8 pages worth of short essays on the mass media; its history and development. Specifically covered are : books, magazines, journalism, TV, radio, syndication, and more. All information from notes and films. No bibliography.

This 5 page paper explores the effect of Christianity on mass media and attempts to forecast the influence between these two segments of society in the next 50 years. Projections are made based on two specific trends in society today, such as the baby-boomers seeking more meaning in their lives and the increase in television ...

A 5 page paper discussing some of the benefits that television can have. Specific episodes have been instrumental in cases of assault and murder recreating scenes aired only a few days before, and TV in general has been blamed for contributing to society's general decline in the "sex and violence" vein. The influence ...

This 10 page paper discusses how violent acts are depicted in the news media, i.e., objectively, persuasively, controversially and so on. The writer focuses on the shootings at Colombine High School in Littleton, Colorado to demonstrate different types of reporting. The writer also comments about how other violent acts were reported and the motivation behind ...

This 5 page report discusses a variety of communication, marketing, and economic issues associated with Japanese tourism in Hawaii. Specialized channels of communication, as well as mainstream media in Japan, have created an image of the Hawaiian Islands that has little to do with unique cultural aspects or even the natural beauty of Hawaii and ...

A 5 page paper discussing and comparing the invention of the printing press with the 'invention' of the Internet. Both creations have had enormous impact on human communication. Quite literally, humanity had and has never seen something like it before. Bibliography lists six sources.

A 15 page paper discussing the role the media plays in the development and implementation of foreign policy throughout the world. Examples of where it obviously has had an influence, as well as where it has overstepped the boundaries of authority are noted. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page paper which discusses how some countries use advertising to gain the attention of the consumer. The countries discussed are Japan, Mexico, parts of Europe, and the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page paper giving a critical review of Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media. The writer describes McLuhan's theories and argues critical points.

It can be argued that author Marshall McLuhan was a man before his times, and his social perspectives on the emerging trends in technological development and man's interactions with the media were considered copious at best when he developed his premises in the early 1960s. But the transformation of the world through the integration ...

Media Imperialism

  • 12 page paper

This 12 page paper looks at the subject and highlights the influences of television, radio and film. The term is defined and discussed, concluding that while media imperialism is present today, it is highly overemphasized. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

5 pages in length. Long before television was even a twinkle in the public's eye, the nation had a love affair with the radio. Bringing to life what could only be envisioned in one's imagination, radio represented much more than the ability to play music; indeed, it was the social cornerstone to entertainment, ...

5 pages in length. As much as people might try to use television as a scapegoat for all of society's ills, it is truly nothing more than an accurate cultural refection rather than that of an influence upon it. Indeed, television only mirrors what already exists in reality, as opposed to being an ...

Nightline's Success

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper discussing the late-night news show. Born of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, the ABC news show has been running continually for 20 years with Ted Koppel as its anchor. The paper discusses the general liberal slant of most journalists, the effects of American families' hectic schedules on their ...

A 5 page paper that discusses how the common use of the television has, for the most part, pulled many families further apart. Television has become a very regular part of our society and more importantly, of our family life. We prefer to sit and watch television, whether together or alone, than to sit and ...

A 10 page literature review on the instant subject, exploring issues of workforce statistics, discrimination against women broadcasters, and discrimination against storylines of women in broadcasting--including appearance and subject matter. The paper also discusses the "hidden" women in broadcasting--technicians. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

Media Messages

  • 3 page paper

This 3 page paper examines the effect media messages may have on the general public. The view is that advertising has a limited influence on behavior as confirmed by studies. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 6 page thesis paper that argues the point that the influences of the media, most notably film and music, played a major part in the tragic shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Arguments supporting this thesis include the parallels between the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries" and the method chosen by ...

A 16 page research paper which posits that the media has compromised itself by going to bed with politicians. The writer discusses the media's degraded position in regard to public trust, and blames its position on a lack of vision which ranges the Kennedy, Reagan, and Clinton administrations. Based on Reagan's example ...

Media Bias

  • 6 page paper

The subject is covered by focusing on a New York Times article published shortly after the Abner Louima incident in Brooklyn. This 6 page analysis suggests that, although this Haitian immigrant was brutalized, it was unfair for media to blame the police without adequately exploring the case. Other cases are mentioned in the discussion. Bibliography ...

Media Bias # 2

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the premise that media is biased. It concludes that although there is less objectivity in reporting today, there is not a particular slant as often charged. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

Media Racial Bias

  • 9 page paper

9 pages in length. Given the power of the press, one would think that reporting the facts would be of utmost importance. However, the truth is often intermixed with fiction, opinion and downright bias when it comes to the media's interpretation of racial issues. The writer addresses racial bias within the media, ...

An 8 page paper on the effects of mass media in society. The paper's main topic is how mass media can and does influence popular belief about politics, people, and products. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 11 page paper considers the impact of the mass media on diplomacy, and looks at incidences that include the Gulf War and the war in Kosovo and how the media has shaped public perspectives and diplomacy. This paper also considers the recent actions by Jesse Jackson to gain the release of 3 American ...

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