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background image 1­7­19 ­  Syllabus Day  Miscellaneous rules: No taking pictures of the screen in class HINAS:  Absolutely no turning in hw late no matter the circumstances Due monday @ midnight  RINAS:  reflective essays   Pop Quizzes: there will be 5, unannounced,  Cannot be made up under any circumstances  Point value increases over time  If you are more than 5 mins late, you cannot take the quiz  Exams:  3 of them  E1: Feb 6, E2: Mar 18, E3: finals week   Cannot take the exam if you are more than 5 mins late  1­9­19 ­ Intro to Media Why we study mass media: Ideas drive people, history, govts, and societies  BUT ideas have little power unless they are shared.  Mass Media: spreads ideas, writing, communication, disseminates it  Modern communication model goes all the way back to Aristotle, and we have 
broadened the delivery over time
Originator > Message (through Medium or Media pl.) > Receiver  Originator: who?  Message: says what?  Medium; in which channel? Receiver: to whom? And for this class, Critique: with what effect? Can change history, rise/fall of govts, and leaders  Carry ideas, or distract from true info or real messages  Depends on composition, and delivery ; words:  Can change govt, the way society treats people 
background image Importance  News: spread important information, regarding safety and wellbeing.  Commercials: even, can provide solutions to problems we may have, though they may be manipulative.  Good writing is important in media  Long form features: entertain and inform  Storytelling is our oldest methods of communication and is important to  humanity  Theories about how to critique/ look at Mass Media  1) Functionalist Perspective­ entertainment (meant to occupy our leisure time) Agent of socialization (standardized view of society, but also a basis for  group relations, like the shared experience of the olympics) Collective experience, community building Enforcer of social norms  Communicates ideas of approval/ disapproval of certain behaviors Also exposes all of society to mass commercialism  2) Conflict Perspective ­ Dominant Ideology  Divisions  Gatekeeping ­ the process by which a small # of people control what all of society sees (predominantly white male and wealthy) Can effect some media more than others (ex; big movies vs online posts)  Stereotypes, Tokenism (one character stands in for an entire group  3) Feminist Perspective ­  Stereotypes, dominant ideology  Woman are often underrepresented compared to men and treated as 
other
Stereotypes are stronger for women  4) Interactionist Perspective  Day to day behavior/ changes in day to day behavior  Changes over time  … 

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School: Central Michigan University
Department: Journalism and Mass Communications
Course: Media and Society
Professor: Timothy Boudreau
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: intro, Media and Society, Media, journalism, and Journalism101
Name: Journalism 101 Week 1 Class Notes
Description: Media and Society class notes. Are shorter than future notes will be because the professor did not cover much other than the syllabus for the first day of class.
Uploaded: 01/14/2019
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School: Central Michigan University
Department: Journalism and Mass Communications
Course: Media and Society
Professor: Timothy Boudreau
Term: Spring 2019
Tags: intro, Media and Society, Media, journalism, and Journalism101
Name: Journalism 101 Week 1 Class Notes
Description: Media and Society class notes. Are shorter than future notes will be because the professor did not cover much other than the syllabus for the first day of class.
Uploaded: 01/14/2019