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Is Our Congress Bad ? Twenty-five years ago, Richard F. Fenno, Jr. said that people love their members of Congress but hate the Congress, but at the end of the 1990s, Fenno might be wrong because of some potential problems for the members of Congress and the Congress. People do not love their members of Congress at all because the members of Congress do not know what people really want and also public lack of information about what they do by the modern mass media at the end of 1990s. Anot

Mass Spectrometer A mass spectrometer produces charged particles (ions) from the chemical substances that are to be analyzed. The mass spectrometer then uses electric and magnetic fields to measure the mass (weight) of the charged particles. There are many different kinds of mass spectrometers, but all use magnetic and/or electric fields to exert forces on the charged particles produced from the chemicals to be analyzed. A basic mass spectrometer consists of three parts: 1. A source in whic

Essay 1 - GSC2411 (Theories of Mass Communication unit, Monash University, Australia) This is NOT an essay - it is a collection of notes which are the foundation of an 800 word comparison of two articles regarding the place of humanities in university studies, and the roles of mass communication. Part 1 (800 words - 30%) You will be given two short readings by the end of Week 3 of the Semester. Identify the approach or approaches used in each, and with reference to the features and e

Women in Roles on Television The quality of American television has become a national disgrace. Young women in America who are displeased with their appearance more likely then not can trace those feelings directly back to images from the mass media on television. The unrealistic representations of women that the mass media bombards young women with indicates that the television has become a source for a distorted understanding of gender roles among adolescent women. These images warp

THE MEDIA AS AN INSTITUTION .. it will create forgetfulness in the learners souls because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written words and not remember of themselves. They will appear to be omniscient, and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality. Plato s Phaedrus The media has become the institution that it is today because of the associated commercial concerns. Mass media is financed du

THE MEDIA AS AN INSTITUTION ‘….. it will create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls because they will not use their memories; they will trust to the external written words and not remember of themselves. They will appear to be omniscient, and will generally know nothing; they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.’ Plato’s Phaedrus The media has become the institution that it is today because of the associated commercial concerns.

American Mass Media and Popular Culture: How Does It Influence Us? Mass media is endangering our way of life and our lack of the ability to listen is only making it worse. The first selection is by Cynthia Crossen and she discusses the nation’s lack of listening ability. In her article, she explains possible problems with our society today. She writes about our ability to comprehend 500 words a minute, and the average speaker only talks 120 to 150 words a minute. She feels this d

In the "Propaganda Model", Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky focus on the inequalities of wealth and power and its effects on the media at different levels. It allows the government and dominant private corporations and holdings to influence the public through a set of five filters, which make up the propaganda model. I. The first filter: Size, Ownership, and Profit Orientation of the Mass Media Ownership of national media by a small number of very wealthy individuals and corporations with simi

Need a Cigarette? They have been banned from television because their message was to influential to be seen by young adults throughout the country. Lawsuits have been fought against these companies for corrupting the mind of the youth and killing thousands of Americans each year. Their only place to reside, and advertise their product, is on the inside of magazine pages and on billboards nestled throughout the highways of America. What is the culprit of all this negative attention, cigarett

STEREOTYPING IN MEDIA Over the years, media representation and portrayals of Native Americans and visible minorities have come under increasing scrutiny. Negative stereotyping, under-representation and tokenism, which means making little or no effort to give minorities the same opportunities that the majorities are given, are the most common charges that have been brought up against advertisers and news and entertainment media. Mass media portrayals of Native Americans and racial minorities