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Crime in the media notes week 1

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Crime in the media notes week 1 Cj2015

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Crime in Media and Popular Culture
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by jessica brown on Wednesday January 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Cj2015 at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College taught by Todd Callais in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 42 views. For similar materials see Crime in Media and Popular Culture in Criminal Justice at University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College.


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Date Created: 01/20/16
Crime in the media notes 1\19\16 The Medi a Why is Media important \ needed in society?  To inform the public  self government The media must provide wide range of information. The 1996 telecommunications act removed all restriction on the media  effect of this act is reliance on efficiency and less on content. How we view media ? Selection bias  Active: Actively seek out journals that agree with us.  Passive: Filter bubble , tracking software on the internet that track things we look up and search. Perspectives in Media  Optimistic filter­ Giving out news story in a positive light.   Passive regurgitation­ repeating reports/ information from official sources.  Critical challenger­ Providing context and research for each situation.   Popular Culture What is culture ?   Culture is symbols, ideas, material products associated with a system/ society.  Material culture: All materials ( everything that is made) that are associated and represent with  a certain culture.  Non­material culture:(All non material things) Includes symbols and ideas that shape and  inform the life of people.  High culture: Cultural patterns of societies elites ( rich and the powerful).  Pop culture: Cultural patterns that are widespread ( things that everyone can afford to  participate in).  Culture in practice: People use interaction to constitute meaning ( how things become popular  based on interactions).


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