We have all heard of Lindsay Lohans alleged drug use or Paris Hiltons scandalous sex tape, but are these acts really affecting todays youth? People might assume it does not have a big impact, yet so many are mocking the people seen in the media. Celebrities are bad role models for many reasons. Some may portray themselves as good caring advocates, though they expose teenagers to partying lifestyles, profanity and inequity towards each other, using each other as if they were objects, sex, drugs,...
The western fairy tales have basically undergone three basic stages of transitions: the oral form; the literary form and finally the digital form. Originally, fairy tales in the western civilization are folk tale of magic, a type of oral tale where stories were symbolically created and adjusted to fit different settings and according to the live interaction between storytellers and listeners. With its utopian and emancipatory function, they were cultivated to express lower classes' wishes to...
The study of the effectiveness of social network advertising will require several methods for testing the effectiveness that this new non-traditional way of advertising offer. In order to understand the nature of this research, social networks and viral advertising as well as other concepts will have to be studied to deeply to understand how these work and be capable of drawing conclusions on the effectiveness of social network advertising. Due to the inmense world that the term "social...
With globalization in its full toll, customers today have awareness about and access to various foreign entertainment forms such as movies, music and performing arts like theatre and circus. This has magnified the need and scope of the studies on country of origin (COO) effects with respect to entertainment. However, upon reviewing the literature, it is found that, though voluminous literature exists in product context, only few studies have addressed COO effects in service context with...
In today's rapidly developing world it is easily predictable to say that most areas of commerce and our lives depend on technology. One can never underestimate the importance of technology; because we know that it has a great impact on our day to day lives in every aspect. Hence, news with regard to any technological advancement is considered important by every person including the lay readers in this high tech world. It is of such importance as to why most of the activities carried out in our...
According to the journalist Thomas Carlyle "Media is often called the fifth branch of governments After the Congress, the President, the Supreme Court, and the federal bureaucracy, saying that no other institution has such an impact on governments as the media has". Well I think I have to agree with Thomas even though the media members are not elected by the people and its motives are often driven by profit. When we listen or hear the media we tend to believe it because we assume...
It is home to many Olympic athletes. Some examples of them are Olympic gold medalists Nathan Brooks and Glenn Davis. The Ohio State University runs the 18th largest university research library in North America. They have a combined collection of over 5.8 million volumes. Ohio State is home to the Recreation and Physical It is about 2.5 miles north of the city's downtown. The university had produced over 200 Activity Center (RPAC). It is a huge building on the main campus. The University...
The role of media in war and conflict has long been focused on by researchers. The civil war in Syria offers an opportunity to test previous theories concerning the media-state relations after the Arabic spring. This study intends to explore how media cover government policy on foreign issues. How the UK press mediated the British government policy on the Syria war will be analysed and compared with that of NATO. The study employs both quantitative and qualitative methods in analysing news...
Nowadays, media pay more attention to racial minorities. People can read this kind of news on newspapers, magazines or watch them on TV or Internet. In fact, race is a sensitive topic in modern society. Therefore, the way media report racial news should be considered (Gurevitch, 1982). Besides, Harold Evans says that the way racial minorities are broadcasted to public also affect racial tension (Gurevitch, 1982). A research finds that colored people are more likely to be described in crime...
The internet has always been a controversial technological issue amongst theorists. This essay would consider arguments from different academic sources to analyse whether the internet is a communications revolution or just an evolution of traditional media or maybe both. The New media would be explored using the internet as its major application. As with the internet comes with new media and new media comes with increasingly more advanced technology. A brief introduction about the internet...