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background image SMAD 150 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE!!!  Final Exam -- THIS MONDAY (Dec. 12), 1:00-3:00 
 
Topics Covered:  Readings:  Chapter 10: “Entertainment Content” (Potter)   Online: “The Hidden Side of Television Violence” (Online: Gerbner)  Online: “Legal Controls and Freedom of Expression” (Online: 
Campbell) 
Videos:   Entertainment Media:  Racial Stereotypes and the Media  ■ Perform title search:  ​http://catalog.lib.jmu.edu/search/  ● See: segments 6-13  ■ Media Violence: Mean World Syndrome  ● Perform title search:  ​http://catalog.lib.jmu.edu/search/  ■ See: “Tidal Wave of Violence” (5:37-10:30)  
■ “Mean World Syndrome” (19:30-28:51) 
  Media Law & Regulation  ■ “Network Neutrality Explained”  http://smad.jmu.edu/leidhoas/v/CNN_Money-Net_neutrality_explained.mp4  ■ “President Obama on Network Neutrality”  http://smad.jmu.edu/leidhoas/v/Obama-Net_Neutrality.mp4   ■ “How Network Neutrality Affects You”  http://smad.jmu.edu/leidhoas/v/CBS-FCC_net_neutrality.mp4     Pornography  ■ The Price of Pleasure: Pornography, Sexuality & Relationships  (4:07-12:25)  ● Perform title search:  ​http://catalog.lib.jmu.edu/search/   ■ Pornland:  How the Porn Industry has Hijacked our Sexuality  (21:05-25:07)  ● Perform title search:  ​http://catalog.lib.jmu.edu/search/      Study the following notes to prepare for our  second ​SMAD 150 exam!   ↓ 
background image ↓  SMAD 150 Notes 
Week 12 (11/14)
  Entertainment Media    
 
What is Entertainment?  ● Uses and Gratifications Theory  ○ Information 
○ Personal Identity 
○ Integration and Social Interaction 
○ Entertainment  
 
 
TV versus Reality…   ● Entertainment Formula 
● Character Patterns 
● Controversial Plot Elements 
● Health 
● Values 
 
 
More on  TV versus Reality…   ● Some primary questions:   ○ Does entertainment media reflect or distort reality? 
○ Who is being or not being represented in the story? 
○ What are some of the social values seen in shows? 
 
 
Entertainment Formulas  ● How much do we know about patterns of characters, actions, and themes? 
● Those patterns -- even though they are fictional -- can influence what we think about the 
real world.   ~Potter   
 
More on  Entertainment Formulas  ● Pay attention to patterns 
● Formulas are designed to stimulate certain responses 
● How do patterns influence our behavior? 
 
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Entertainment Formulas (continued) 
● A wide variety of entertainment messages -- all follow standard patterns.  ○ Musical formulas 
○ Formulas for telling stories 
 
 
More on  Entertainment Formulas (continued)  ● Most songs are variations of these formulas 
● Media corporations are conservative when it comes to change (they don’t want to offend 
audiences)  ● Nearly all stories are based on conflict  ○ Introduce, heighten (conflict), resolve    
 
Entertainment Story Genres  ● Stories that follow the formulas the closest usually have the largest audiences  ○ Drama 
○ Comedy 
○ Romance 
○ Reality 
 
 
More on  Entertainment Story Genres  ● Replace “audiences” with “money” (it’s all about making profit) 
● Drama: tragedy, mystery, action/horror 
○ Tragedy: good, noble characters have bad things happen to them 
○ Mystery: “who done it?”; audiences try to solve the mystery using the clues that 
are presented to them  ○ Action/Horror: fast-paced suspense, violence, 1-dimensional  ● Comedy: quick intro of problems; almost always has conflict with characters who exhibit  human weaknesses; typically stereotypical  ● Romance: young person who is lonely; usually portrays jealousy, betrayal, and fear 
● Reality: one of the most popular genres in society today 
 
 
Storytelling Constraints  ● Constraints by medium  ○ Stories must be compelling 
○ Stories must be simple 
● Societal constraints  ○ Public expectations about language, sex, violence… 
background image ○ FOX pushing the line…    More on  Storytelling Constraints  ● Stories are simple for audiences to understand, but they are difficult for producers to  create  ○ Because of challenges (e.g. time constraints) 
○ No matter where the audience starts watching, they must be compelled to keep 
watching  ● Mainly driven by the marketplace model 
● There was a time that FOX was fined because they were showing inappropriate sexual 
content   
 
TV Characters  ● 60% male / 40% female 
● 80% white 
● 75% young, 20-50 years old 
● 50% wealthy or ultra-wealthy 
● 30% professional 
 
 
More on  TV Characters  ● Gender is more balanced in sit-coms and comedy 
● Imbalanced in Police, mystery shows 
● Shows set in large ethnic cities have little to no ethnic representation (ex: 
The Good  Wife , which is set in Chicago)   
 
U.S. Demographic patterns  ● 63% white 
● 18% hispanic/latino 
● 13% black 
● 6% asian 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Course: SMAD 150 Mediated Communication: Issues and Skills
Professor: Leidholdt
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: SMAD 150 FINAL EXAM STUDY GUIDE
Description: This study guide will help you prepare for the final on Monday!! It covers all of the material we have learned since the last exam!
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