Week 2 Jour 218-70
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Jordan Hanna on Monday January 25, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Jour 218-70 at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo taught by Mary M. Glick in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 18 views. For similar materials see Media, Self and Society in Journalism and Mass Communications at California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.
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Date Created: 01/25/16
Week 2 January 12th amp 14th Media Metaphors 0 Media Metaphors the stories we tell about the media are often standins for how we feel about modern life 8 ways we think about how media in uence us 1 Media as lnterloper Fears about new technologies taking over our lives Corrupting young people Predators on social media and craigslist n Examples Hollywood greedy record labels quotEast Coast Media Elitequot corporate media quotLamestream Mediaquot a quotIf the alien media would just disappear we d all be better offquot 2 Media as Information 0 Primarily used in describing the news 0 The ideal is news that is dispassionate rational objective data 0 Current criticism invokes a nonexistent past when news was quotpurequot n Blame the media for bias in news lack of objectivity 3 Media as Propaganda Primarily used in describing public relations and advertising 0 Media appeal to our darkest impulses getting us to do their bidding I quotThey just want our moneyquot a quotThey just want our votequot a We are constantly preyed upon by unscrupulous message senders who want us to believe or buy something we don t want or need 4 Media as Commerce 0 Media monopolies control what we see 0 Consumer culture produces shallow human beings Media appeal to least common denominatorjust to get a large audience to sell to advertisers n We are bombarded with commercials The goal of all media is to make money Week 2 January 12th amp 14th 5 Media as Distraction Leisure vs work Laziness vs productivity n We ve all become couch potatoes Amusing ourselves to death 6 Media as Curriculum 0 Media shape children in dangerous ways 0 Offer inadequate or inaccurate re ections of reality a The media provide a dysfunctional learning environment 7 Media as Art 0 Popular media are lled with formulaic plots easy laughs and shallow escapism Popular media vs re ned art 0 Pop culture vs high culture a The media s love of trash is ruining our taste 8 Media as Narrators Stories help us make sense of our daily lives 0 Don t be slaves to the metaphors look for the patterns and what they tell us about ourselves We are active participants a Media are society s storytellers 0 What s the problem 1 Blame the media 0 We tend to lame our problems on media people who deliver the news and entertainment Metaphors help us imagine the media as quotbad companyquot 0 The media become scapegoats for our modern world 0 What stories are we telling 1 quotWhen we analyze how we tell stories about the media we are exploring how we use the media as metaphorsquot
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