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The issue of the relationship between the mass media and the popular culture has always been a controversial issue in social sciences. While the political economists insist on the role of the media industry in the creation of this phenomenon of the twentieth century, its advocates such as John Fiske argue that popular culture is actually the creation of the populus itself, and is independent of the capitalist production process of the communication sector. Basing his argument on the immense i

The issue of the relationship between the mass media and the popular culture has always been a controversial issue in social sciences. The political economists insist on the role of the media industry in the creation of this phenomenon of the twentieth century. Though, advocates such as John Fiske, argue that popular culture is actually the creation of the populous itself, and is independent of the capitalist production process of the communication sector. Basing his argument on the imm

The American Political Process The Role of the Media in Democracy How much does your vote really count? As a voter, does your choice really matter? How much influence does the media have on your vote? How many choices does the media actually make when it comes to our nation s leadership? These are questions pondered by both political scientists and the average American citizen each year as the second Tuesday in November approaches. Though we know that the framers founded this nation on

I believe that through media, society’s viewpoints are swayed easily without critically thinking about the issues. In this paper I would like to focus on how the media has affected and will affect the people who are voting or are thinking about voting in the 2000 Presidential Election. The three main types of media I would like to focus on are television, radio, and the newspaper. First, I would like to give a short explanation of the three types of media I chose. For television, I

A Shift of Reality The new television genre of reality shows is becoming so popular because they offer an alternate sense of reality. What is reality and is there only one interpretation or many different ones? There is no one reality because reality shifts. The dictionary definition of reality is the following: Reality is the state of things as they are rather than as they are imagined to be. Realities are facts. Just like reality, facts also shift. There could be a newspaper article a

Television: America's New Dictator? During the course of television's history, this powerful medium has had remarkable influence on the social and moral values of Americans, altering the manner in which they think and live. In the words of Neil Postman, "Television has, by its power to control the time, attention, and cognitive habits of our youths, inevitably gained the power to control their minds and character" (Bill 59). It should first be made clear that television is a business wh

What forms of pleasure can be found in viewing the continuous serial on TV? The continuous serial is more commonly known as the soap opera, and is peculiar in that each episode cannot be watched and understood on its own; the viewer must watch the episodes before and after to understand what is happening. According to Brown the soap opera has 8 typical characteristics (see appendix 1). Television is becoming an increasingly important part of society. We have more televisions in our

1 The company that I researched for this paper is the World Wrestling Federation Entertainment. The company was organized and founded in the early 1940’s by Vincent McMahon Sr. The current owner and CEO is McMachon’s son, Vincent Kennedy McMahon Jr. The World Wrestling Federation (WWF) is headquarters in the Titan Tower, in Stamford Connecticut. The WWF specializes in the area of Pro Wrestling, which are “scripted fights” in which highly trained athletes simulate a fight

Tv and Media Effect on the Public Television is a vital source from which most Americans receive information. News and media delegates on television have abused theirs powers over society through the airing of appealing news shows that misinform the public. Through literary research and experimentation, it has been proven that people's perception of reality has been altered by the information they receive from such programs. Manipulation, misinterpretation, word arrangement, picture placemen

Why Have Schools Begun Advertising on T.V? "Tradition, integrity, longevity, come see for yourself what Duke has to offer. Now back to the game, Duke leads by ten at the half . . . " Why have schools begun advertising on T.V? The liberal education is slowly moving toward that of an education designed to please customers, one in which instructor evaluation's determine the curriculum rather than the instructor's knowledge of the subject. Students look to be entertained causing instructor