Does watching too much television, or any television at all, help promote violence and crime among children? From a general point of view most people look at television as an entertaining way to spend time, though in a broader sense this isn't the truth. A recent study published in the New York Times titled "TV Violence: Myth or Reality?", shows that more than sixty percent of Americans think there is way too much violence in television. The study polled a range of people who almost...
A Censor is "A person authorized to examine books, films, or other material and to remove or suppress what is considered morally, politically, or otherwise objectionable." There are three different types of censorship; 1. Moral Censorship 2.Military Censorship or Political Censorship 3.Corporate Censorship Moral Censorship The most commonly known type of Censorship, is Moral Censorship. Moral Censorship is used in Four different ways; to omit Sexual explicitly, Violence, Racial...
In the business circles, the brands favoring “gay” is to follow a rational line, that is because gay people is the dream of the “three high” group for almost all the brands---high income, high education and high intelligence quotient. In an effort to explore the market potential for cross-gender group, Americans even invented a new word specifically--- LGBT (i.e. lesbian, GAY, Bisexual and Transgender). Studies have shown that due to the homosexual couples do not have...
While I was waiting in line at the grocery store on a Friday evening I picked up a Star magazine. As I looked at the cover my eyes automatically came across to the person featured on the cover. Happening to be Brad Pitt, a movie star who has starred in several hit films and is extremely good looking to many. The text underneath him reads: BRAD CAUGHT IN CHEATING SCANDAL…with flight attendant! The entertainment rumor magazine consists of fashion, gossip and information about celebrities and...
This study was conducted in order to analyze the role of government and other institutions in defining their public policies for education, in verifying their leverage of the US economy, to what extent this influence happens, what conflicts it engenders, which strategies are used, and how this influence is or is not realized in distant countries and to what degree. To discuss these issues or concerns, it was necessary to understand the processes by which political power from government...
The first association that comes to my mind when I think of postgraduate study is: more advanced look on the subject studied also, it can be broadening the knowledge gained at the undergraduate level. However for a person like me, who has never studied Popular Music before, it can be difficult to name the differences between the postgraduate level of study this topic from a lower level. My opinion is then based mainly on texts I have read and lectures that I attended to date and which...
In 1959, E.Katz, a psychologist by profession was trying to grapple with the question "what do the media do to people?" which other researchers were attempting to answer. According to Katz, what people did with the media was more important and worthy of research. He assumed that mass media audiences are active participants in the interaction and therefore it was important for the research to focus on motivations for selecting a medium and the expected gratification from it. This led...
Many shows which have gained major popularity in this era are based on reality television. My family is following the television show 'Bigg Boss' hysterically; and this makes me wonder about the obsession with reality television and its origins. When I think about it, I myself am unable to resist these shows, becoming a devout follower of shows like 'American Idol', 'So You Think You Can Dance', 'Top Chef' and many others. This makes me want to know, what is it that has even caused me to become...
The first task involved looking at how science is communicated to the general public. I began by looking for instances in my home, and decide on the bathroom. This first example I found in the bathroom was Listerine Mouthwash; a known and trusted brand. Listerine mouthwash is a highly visible product in the mass media; it is advertised on TV, radio, in daily newspapers and magazines, with its own dedicated website. Listerine is a common product found in many homes across the world and has been...
India is becoming more and more media bound. The growing businesses have even engulfed the Media sector. The constant sensationalism and crime fed audiences now demand more news of the similar genres now the media cannot become fugitive Nalini Rajan (2005) Information and knowledge are the aims that the media, should focus on, but with the improving technologies news channels, are shrinking virtues. Television is a very effective medium to reach audiences as its audio visual aspect puts the...