Mass Media Control

In: Social Issues

Submitted By Bellavon
Words 2933
Pages 12
Mass Media Control
Tambela Vaughn
Everest University Brandon Online

Abstract
The research included within this paper is several online articles, periodicals, and related books to mass-media control and its psychological adaptation in an individual’s mind. I also performed a media and mind control case study. I used my family for the subjects; my older sister who is a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) and my mother who is a widow, an evangelist, and retired home nurse, for the control group, and my nephews who are fraternal twins, age thirteen for the experimental group. My observations were to observe both groups for a week during different intervals of media exposure. My nephews, the experimental group, were observed during and after watching television, using the computer, and listening to music. They were then observed when these forms of media were limited. My mother and sister, the control group, were observed during the limited periods of their television usage and listening to non-secular music. I believe there is direct correlation between adults and children who watch and listen to obsessive amounts of television, movies, news, and popular music and aggressive behavior, stress, dispositions, and sleep and eating habits. The case study observations supported this theory. Keywords: mass media, mass-media control, aggressive behavior, perceptions, adverse misconceptions, psychological adaptation, media nationalism, suggestive media, groupthink nationalism

Mass Media Control
Mass media can influence opinions, values and beliefs of the general public by controlling the language used to report and communicate information. Our minds, throughout life, become a playing field for the producers to influence the consumers to buy into their various services, trends, politics, and products. It was stated by Abraham Lincoln, during the Gettysburg…...

Similar Documents

Mass Media

...Mass Media Omar Orozco Hum 186 April 27, 2012 Mass Media Mass Media incorporates all those mediums through which information is distributed to the masses. These include advertisements, magazines, newspapers, radio, television, and the Internet. Advertisements are intended to attract its audience into thinking they can't live without the product or service being presented to them. They prey upon our weaknesses and insecurities, and they use our desires and needs to seduce us. A good advertisement will make you buy a product, but a great advertisement will make you need a product. Magazine life span increased as the industry stabilized. Magazines originally only had seven main categories: religious, literary, agricultural, general, medical, miscellany, and social reform, as the modern magazine era was entered new categories were added at an exponential rate. Today there seems to be a magazine to cover every topic imaginable. Some of the new magazine genres are fashion, health, interior design, pets, teen life, children, parenting, adult entertainment, mechanics, military, and technology. This sub-category division of magazines is advantageous for advertisers making it easier to reach their target demographic. Copyright laws evolved alongside the rapidly expanding literary market in order to protect the published material from pirating by other publications. Newspaper is perhaps the one word most commonly referred to as a mass media, and it is the oldest form. The......

Words: 769 - Pages: 4

Mass Media

...Evelyn Widjaja Ms. Webster Expository Composition Period 2 7 April 2011 Mass Media The concept of media has expanded throughout society, whether to being on the newspaper, television, radio and the internet (Robyn 1). The main purpose of mass media in our society is to provide information, entertainment and advertisement (http://saching.com/Article/The-Positive-and-Negative-Effects-of-Media/873). I will discuss the influence that mass media has for the public and some evidence that will help support the statement “People are more influenced by mass media that they think” (Alexander & Janice 1). Technology has attracted people to engage in mass media, it has brought out easy ways of communication and provided us to make contact with people from different places (Robson 1). Mass media does not corrupt us but it gives the information clearly and steadily (Robyn 1). We need to add to these different types of media as in a way that can help us in life ( Levine 9). Our everyday style is showered with advertisement, more like information and other sorts of different type of mass media (Robyn 2). For instance the newspaper is an incredible influence tool in the society, they can easily turn on people emotions in favor or against an issue sometimes (Robyn 2). This is because we as readers tend to believe everything that is written in the newspaper even though it might be the wrong information (Robyn 2). Due to the technological purposes, we have achieved a step......

Words: 610 - Pages: 3

Mass Media

...The major developments in the evolution of mass media during the 20th century? The Mass Media in the 20th century could easily be defined as Mass of Change in technology. Taking over the world many people weren’t ready nor expected the media to branch out in so many directions or availability. When this storm of technology approached; many people were left in the dark not knowing what was about to be offered for them to have access to. From once dialing a phone number on a rotary telephone to dialing the same number in the 20th century from a car phone or cellular phone. Having people out evaluating which computer would suit their needs along with their families and soon becoming familiar with the internet. No need for a computer retail store to be the last stop on the way home; also stop by and pick out a satellite and make the appointment to have it installed. I remember all too well living in the country where there was only 3 local channels; so having a satellite installed we became popular with neighbors who couldn’t afford a satellite at the time. Having many different workplaces getting the taste of the changes also; colored printers were now available, making everything a lot brighter than the original black and white. I’ll say in the 20th century many ideas became reality and only started this race now of who can invent and over challenge the latest edition. One example comes to mind is a Galaxy 4 cellphone; that in at least 6...

Words: 657 - Pages: 3

Mass Media

...THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA IN DEEPENING DEMOCRACY SHEILA S. CORONEL EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Since the 17th century, the role of the press as Fourth Estate and as a forum for public discussion and debate has been recognized. Today, despite the mass media’s propensity for sleaze, sensationalism and superficiality, the notion of the media as watchdog, as guardian of the public interest, and as a conduit between governors and the governed remains deeply ingrained. The reality, however, is that the media in new and restored democracy do not always live up to the ideal. They are hobbled by stringent laws, monopolistic ownership, and sometimes, the threat of brute force. State controls are not the only constraints. Serious reporting is difficult to sustain in competitive media markets that put a premium on the shallow and sensational. Moreover, the media are sometimes used as proxies in the battle between rival political groups, in the process sowing divisiveness rather than consensus, hate speech instead of sober debate, and suspicion rather than social trust. In these cases, the media contribute to public cynicism and democratic decay. Still, in many fledgling democracies, the media have been able to assert their role in buttressing and deepening democracy. Investigative reporting, which in some cases has led to the ouster of presidents and the fall of corrupt governments, has made the media an effective and credible watchdog and boosted its credibility among the public. Investigative......

Words: 8223 - Pages: 33

Evaluate the Pluralist View of the Ownership and Control of the Mass Media

...Evaluate the pluralist view of the ownership and control of the mass media The mass media is the means by which messages and images are communicated to a mass audience, it does this through its various Mass Communication Technologies (MCTs), and for instance the Internet is a very powerful and influential MCT communicating worldwide. MCTs educate, persuade and inform as well as entertain their audience. Media is geographically dispersed and has no limits due to its global domination. It is also culturally diverse and socially mixed. Pluralists believe that the mass media is reflective of social reality, and acts as a 'mirror'. They state that it has a functional role in meeting the demands of its mass audience, and thus owes a duty to the people. Marxists on the other hand would argue that the media constructs desires and creates social reality. In other words it is a sculptor of a worldview and distorts social reality which is based on exploitation of a powerless majority, thus it is an ideological tool of the powerful bourgeoisie and reflects their interests. Over eighty percent of the media is owned by Trans National Corporations. But does ownership have any effect on the media coordinators? According to pluralists the answer is simply no. They back this by highlighting the fact that power is dispersed within society and that different pressure and interest groups all influence the media, which reacts accordingly. For instance Green......

Words: 624 - Pages: 3

Mass Media

...Since the 1990s, Zambia has experienced drastic political, social and economic changes, these changes have proliferated in the media industry more especially radio broadcasting. The need for community radio stations in Zambia has risen over the past few years this is because radio is still the dominant mass-medium in Zambia and Globally. It has the widest geographical reach and the highest audiences as compared to television, newspapers and other information and communication technologies. Radio seems to have proven itself as a developmental tool, particularly with the rise of community and local radios. Therefore, its from this background that this article…. A community radio station is a type of community mass media. The different types of mass media in Zambia can be classified under print, broadcast and electronic media. A community radio station is defined as a non-profit distributing which is designed to serve specific communities of location and interest, thereby providing programming that is relevant to the community, and with management structures that represent the community the station serves. (Lewis and Jones, 2006). It is operated in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community. It is said to be a sound broadcasting station that serves a specific section of society known as a community. The ownership and management of a community radio station is representative of the community that persues a social development agenda and which is......

Words: 1550 - Pages: 7

Mass Media

...make a definition of what mass media is. All the different tools that are used to assist the distribution and circulation of information and entertainment to the public come under the umbrella of mass media. Radio, television, cable, telephone, telegram, newspapers, magazines,theatre and movies are all considered as ‘mass media’. These tools involve exchange of opinions, and public involvement. Today the list of mass media also embraces pagers, satellites, electronic mail, internet, cell phones, and computers. These new additions, unlike the other tools of mass media that work as transmission technologies transmitting information from one source to many receivers, are basically interactive; working more on the person to person formula. As the name suggests ‘mass media’ revolves around the masses-the people. Although cinema, radio, television, and press take centre stage in mass media; the role of books, magazines, posters, billboards, pamphlets cannot be discounted. The reach of these tools extends to enormous varied masses of the populace living across the spread of the country. Here in this debate, as a team we focused on the importance of the most up-to date means of communication, the internet and ıts application such as facebook, twitter, my space and counless number of social networking sites. In short SNSs. It would be in place to call these new means of technological media MASS DISTRACTION or DESTRUCTION for students instead of Mass Media. We do not exlude the......

Words: 362 - Pages: 2

Mass Media Control

...Mass Media Control Tambela Vaughn Everest University Brandon Online Abstract The research included within this paper is several online articles, periodicals, and related books to mass-media control and its psychological adaptation in an individual’s mind. I also performed a media and mind control case study. I used my family for the subjects; my older sister who is a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) and my mother who is a widow, an evangelist, and retired home nurse, for the control group, and my nephews who are fraternal twins, age thirteen for the experimental group. My observations were to observe both groups for a week during different intervals of media exposure. My nephews, the experimental group, were observed during and after watching television, using the computer, and listening to music. They were then observed when these forms of media were limited. My mother and sister, the control group, were observed during the limited periods of their television usage and listening to non-secular music. I believe there is direct correlation between adults and children who watch and listen to obsessive amounts of television, movies, news, and popular music and aggressive behavior, stress, dispositions, and sleep and eating habits. The case study observations supported this theory. Keywords: mass media, mass-media control, aggressive behavior, perceptions, adverse misconceptions, psychological adaptation, media nationalism, suggestive media, groupthink......

Words: 2933 - Pages: 12

Mass Media

...Mass Media Messages and Effects Mass Media Messages and Effects When it comes to mass media, it is important to not only understand the different roles the media has in society but to also recognize with every message, there is an effect. The message that the media source is giving may have a negative or positive effect on an individual, a group of people or on society as a whole. Messages from mass media can and will have an effect also on their own organization and at times have had to certain repercussions when not following certain rules set that they must adhere to. In many situations, mass media uses what people consider an unethical approach to influence society. Due to the many laws that exist to protect society, the government has made sure to have an involvement on mass media to regulate what type of content can be released as well as protecting the rights of the people. The audience has an expectation with the messages that the media is providing to society. Society expects mass media to be honest and ethical which is how a media source can earn the respect of its audience, which will lead to a regular return by viewers. Because there is no set of rules that apply to the requirement of ethics in media, it is in the Medias best interest to consider the golden rule and the “do unto others” as this is something that people tend to expect from others. At many times, it may appear that mass media try to brain wash, persuade, or decide for society......

Words: 1407 - Pages: 6

Mass Media

...Media History Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 Mass media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.1 1.1.2 1.1.3 1.1.4 1.1.5 1.1.6 1.1.7 1.1.8 1.1.9 Issues with definition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forms of mass media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Purposes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Professions involving mass media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Influence and sociology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethical issues and criticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . See also . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 2 6 6 7 8 10 10 10 10 11 11 12 12 12 12 16 16 17 17 17 17 17 17 18 19 20 21 21 21 1.1.10 Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.11 References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.12 Further reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.1.13 External links . . . . . . . . ....

Words: 146891 - Pages: 588

The Control of the Mass Media

...The Control of the Mass Media Some nations can influence and control their media greatly. In addition, powerful corporations also have enormous influence on mainstream media. In some places major multinational corporations own media stations and outlets. Often, many media institutions survive on advertising fees, which can lead to the media outlet being influenced by various corporate interests. Other times, the ownership interests may affect what is and is not covered. Stories can end up being biased or omitted so as not to offend advertisers or owners. The ability for citizens to make informed decisions is crucial for a free and functioning democracy but now becomes threatened by such concentration in ownership. The idea of corporate media itself may not be a bad thing, for it can foster healthy competition and provide a check against governments. However, the concern is when there is a concentration of ownership due to the risk of increased economic and political influence that can itself be unaccountable. Global conglomerates can at times have a progressive impact on culture, especially when they enter nations that had been tightly controlled by corrupt crony media systems (as in much of Latin America) or nations that had significant state censorship over media (as in parts of Asia) (McChesney 2000, 22). The global commercial-media system is radical in that it will respect no tradition or custom, on balance, if it stands in the way of profits. But ultimately it is......

Words: 1684 - Pages: 7

Mass Media

...Mass Media is a unit of different devices and media outlets that are used to spread information through mass communication. It is used to spread a variety of news, events, and things such as the weather or other topics. In this day and age not many people use a newspaper or magazine for their source of daily information, but rather a variety of digital Medias such as the internet, television, and their smart phones. Everything that is printed on paper can be easily accessed from the comfort of your home without having to leave the house and pay for the information. The effects of Mass Media on the public are that we now have access to a much easier way to communicate and get a message spread across the world. Some of the major developments of Media over the last century are: The newspaper and Magazine in the 1900’s, the Radio in the 1940’s, The Television in the 1950’s, Satellite TV in 1962, the Internet in 1969, and the first smart phone (IBM Simon) in 1992. All of these media outlets have played their own roles in society, and they still do to this day. All of the types of media that were mention are all still used to this day. So how exactly have these different types of media played a role in society? The Newspaper for starters, was one of the first types of media ever invented. It was different from a book, more efficient than word of mouth, and much unlike the other “newspapers” before it. It allowed people to find many different news stories and much more in one......

Words: 1025 - Pages: 5

Mass Media

...Concern about the impact of the mass media on children has surged in recent years -- and rightly so. As more and more evidence is presented of the harm that TV, movies and videos can do, and as the media are becoming more pervasive, more intrusive, and more disturbing in content, many parents are at a loss as to what to do to protect their children. Television seems to be an especially threatening presence because it brings into our homes, automatically, so many things most parents would never choose to expose their children to. No one delivers books or videos to our homes unordered, but our television provides an outrageous array of disturbing content, that is readily available at the touch of a remote almost anytime of the day or night. A lot of what television has to offer involves violence or the threat of harm in some way. Summer vacations are a blessing for children and teenagers as they find much and more time to watch TV, play video games and use internet. It is a worry for the parents as to how check and control their children from getting engaged in experiencing violence through various forms of media. In today's overall environment when already the minds are susceptible to be influenced by messages provoking for action and thrill it is a responsibility on our shoulders on how to protect our younger generation. As there is no legislation to prohibit children and adolescents from watching violent content in any form, it is difficult to control. The second issue is......

Words: 1177 - Pages: 5

Mass Media

...Mass media are tools for the transfer of information, concepts, and ideas to both general and specific audiences. They are important tools in advancing public health goals. Communicating about health through mass media is complex, however, and challenges professionals in diverse disciplines. There are different types of mass media that we are accustomed to in this day and age. Whether its old people or young kids, we've all had our share of media-related exposure. Learn more about what comprises the media in our modern-day world. Mass media are media, which can be used to communicate and interact with a large number of audiences. Be it the pictorial messages of the early ages, or the high-technology media that are available today, one thing that we all agree upon, is that mass media are an inseparable part of our lives. Entertainment and media always go hand in hand, but in addition to the entertainment, mass media also remain to be an effective medium for communication, dissemination of information, advertising, marketing and in general, for expressing and sharing views, opinions and ideas. Mass media performs three key functions: educating, shaping public relations, and advocating for a particular policy or point of view. As education tools, media not only impart knowledge, but can be part of larger efforts (e.g., social marketing) to promote actions having social utility. As public relations tools, media assist organizations in achieving credibility and respect among...

Words: 1486 - Pages: 6

Mass Media

...Mass media is media which is intended for a large audience. It may take the form of broadcast media, as in the case of television and radio, or print media, like newspapers and magazines. Internet media can also attain mass media status, and many mass media outlets maintain a web presence to take advantage of the ready availability of Internet in many regions of the world. Some people also refer to the mass media as the “mainstream media,” referencing the fact that it tends to stick to prominent stories which will be of interest to a general audience, sometimes ignoring controversial breaking news. Many people around the world rely on the mass media for news and entertainment, and globally, mass media is a huge industry. Usually, mass media aims to reach a very large market, such as the entire population of a country. By contrast, local media covers a much smaller population and area, focusing on regional news of interest, while specialty media is provided for particular demographic groups. Some local media outlets which cover state or provincial news may rise to prominence thanks to their investigative journalism, and to the clout that their particular regions have in national politics. The Guardian, formerly known as the Manchester Guardian, for example, is a nationally-respected paper in England which started as a regional daily. One of the biggest criticisms of the mass media is that it is too topical. When a media outlet is forced to cover national and international......

Words: 451 - Pages: 2