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Media and the Public pt. 2 (COMM 214)

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Median the Digital Age Media and the Public Pt. 2 COMM 214
Dr. Milner
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COMM214, Communications, Media, In, The, Digital, age, Mediaand, thePublic, Professor Milner
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BOWLING ALONE   Robert Putnam (2000)     Trends   ­Increased Individual Content ­Private Consumption ­Increased Leisure Activity ­Declining Informational Media   Implications   ­Diminished Communication ­Heightened Lethargy (not going out) ­Reduced Social Capital *social capital ­ financial metaphor for relationships. more relationships  you have, more social wealth you possess ~weak ties & strong ties are equally important  ~Putnam says we’re losing out on both ­Declining Civic Engagement *civic engagement ­ active participation in community events *a decline in social capital leads to a decline in civic engagement   FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION • Prior Restraint = someone must first review the content to determine it’s suitable for the  public • this has led to people censoring themselves beforehand so they aren’t bothered by the  public   The First Amendment   ­Speech ­Press ­Religion ­Assembly ­Petition *the system says we need to protect the people’s right to express themselves   Unprotected Expression   ­Libel / Slander *libel ­ a published false statement that is damaging to a person's  reputation; a written defamation ­Obscenity *goes against values and morals *definition shifts throughout the years ­Privacy ­Sedition *clear and present danger ­Copyright Infringement *Public Domain *Fair Use : can argue that their usage for the copyrighted material is fair  (ex: education) ­Copyright Act 1790 *only given the rights for 14 years ­Now *it’s yours for your lifetime + 70 years *ability to be renewed essentially forever “Your rights end where some one else’s begin”


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