Research Papers on Mass Media

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  • TV and Substance Abuse

    In three pages this paper discusses how television portrays the use and abuse of illegal drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Radio Pranks That are Dangerous and/or Illegal

    In eleven pages radio stations pranks that are pulled for ratings and are either illegal or dangerous are examined with examples of radio stations ignoring FCC standards and the risks of fines or punitive measures in order to increase ratings shares. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Prime Time TV and Sexuality

    In five pages this paper discusses the adverse societal effects of sexuality that is featured in prime time television with a proposed study included. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Content Analysis of the Evening News in 1995

    This four page report presents the results of a study conducted in 1995 that analyzed the evening news for inclusion of sexual and violent topics as well as for more traditional topics covered in typical news broadcases. No sources are listed.

  • Copyright Law and Plagiarism

    In four pages this paper contrasts and compares the differences between infringements as they relate to plagiarism and copyright law. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Digital Communication Evolution

    In five pages the ways in which digital communications have evolved since the Morse code invention to complex digital voice and teletype systems are discussed. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • American Society and Body Image

    In three pages this essay examines American society and its emphasis upon body image and discusses how this affects self esteem with other issues such as the media portrayal of women also included. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Ethics and 'Yellow Journalism'

    In four pages this paper presents an annotated bibliography of five sources relating to ethics in journalism and the practice of 'yellow journalism.'

  • Journalism and the Internet

    In six pages this paper examines the topic of journalism and the role of the Internet in a consideration of present, future, and the impact of Internet journalism upon the conventional print media. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Gross and Fink/Telecommunications

    A 12 page research paper that offers a comprehensive summation of a text by Lynne S. Gross and Edward Fink, Telecommunications: An Introduction to Electronic Media, which is a text that offers readers insight into the history of each major subcategory of telecommunications and thereby contributes greatly to the task of enlightening understanding about how the field is developing and where future trends may lead. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Media and Crime

    In five pages this paper discusses how despite occasionally negative results media reporting of crime is ultimately positive with such topics discussed as public pleas by parents in kidnapping cases, Amber Alert effects, copycat crimes, and the mean world syndrome. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Children and the Psychosocial Effects of Television Violence

    In six pages this research proposal on children and the psychosocial effects television violence includes a literature review.

  • So How "Evil" is Fox News?

    A review of the most liberal of the broadcast media and examination of blogs such as the Huffington Post reveals disgust and disdain for Fox News, even though Fox's nightly audiences are larger than those of MSNBC, CNN and others combined. The paper discusses McPhail's electronic colonialism theory and concludes that none of the news media outlets is truly impartial. Four pages, five sources.

  • Press Freedom and Libel

    In ten pages this paper evaluates the observation, 'The English Law of libel and defamation represents an unwarranted restriction on the freedom of the press and the broadcast media' in a consideration of both sides of the argument as it relates to freedom of the press. Six sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Freedom of the Press and Its Appropriateness

    In four pages this report examines whether or not the First Amendment goes too far in determining what is appropriate regarding the so called 'freedom of the press.' Twenty one sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Individual Autonomy and Advertising

    In five pages this report considers if individual autonomy is subverted through advertising by exploring the points made by Richard L. Lippke in 'Advertising and Social Autonomy' and that while manipulation may not occur choices are often either restrained or overpowered through the power of advertising. There is one source cited in the bibliography.

  • Digital and Analog Systems of Communications

    In seven pages the differing functions and purposes of these two signals are compared and contrasted with the trend turning more definitively in the direction of digital communications technology. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Digital Radio Developments

    In six pages this paper considers digital radio and its development and includes an examination of computers, telephones, interactive networks, satellites and the many digital gadgets and tools currently being created. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Martin Friedland's 'The Death of Old Man Rice'

    This 4 pages essay discusses issues including the role of the press and how they play an important role in Rice's murder as well as the influence of the social elites. There are no additional bibliographic sources.

  • Logical Fallacies: Glenn Beck on Global Warming

    This 3 page paper provides an overview of a radio show by Glenn Beck on global warming, and points out the logical fallacies. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • "Not for Women" - The Reinforcement of Patriarchy and Hegemony in Dr. Pepper Ten Ads

    In a paper of thirteen pages, the writer looks at and critically analyzes the Dr. Pepper Ten "not for women" ad. Using Marxist critical theory, it is argued that the ad reinforces hegemonic ideals of patriarchy. Paper uses seven sources.

  • A Pros and Cons Comparison of Satellite Television and Cable Television

    5 pages and 4 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the pros and cons of both satellite television and cable television in a specific situation. This paper relates a comparison of these two different types of television enhancement within the scope of an example plan for implementing one of them (over the other) in an apartment building. This paper relates the costs, maintenance, and the output at the time of installation in assessing which one is best suited for the project.

  • Cable TV History

    In three pages cable television is discussed in a consideration of its history that also includes various issues of relevance including litigation. Three sources are listed in the bibliography and a FREE short outline is also provided.

  • FEMA’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

    A 6 page research paper that evaluates FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina from a PR standpoint. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Media and Inventions of Thomas Edison

    In ten pages this paper uses the lifestyle of the Amish as an example of a consideration as to whether or not society has been improved as a result of the inventions of Thomas Edison. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Media and Body Image

    A 7 page paper which examines how media influences body image in the United States. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Influence and Impact of Mass Media

    This paper addresses the influence of mass media on society and public opinion. The author discusses exploitation and censorship as well. This ten page paper has ten sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Media and Hyper Reality According to Jean Baudrillard

    In eleven pages this paper discusses the hyper reality theory of Jean Baudrillard in consideration of the media's creation and the impact of its perpetuated images upon society. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Media Bias Conundrum

    This 5 page paper looks at media bias. On one side are the conservatives, the Fox viewers who watch loops of news updates all day, and complain that media is leftist, and on the other, are those who believe that media is actually conservative, at least underneath it all. This paper looks at both sides of the issue, but argues that in the end, it really does not matter. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Representation Of National Identities In Media - A Case Study, News Coverage Of Turkey On The Doorstep Of European Union (EU).

    This 50 page paper looks at the way in which national identities are created and represented in the mass media and applies this to the study of the Turkish national identity in the Turkish and the European media specifically looking at the Turkish goal of joining the European Union (EU). The paper outlines the goals and objectives and then considers the approaches to mass media that can be applied that concern the way it is created and the way it is consumed. Models used include science and the media, industry and the media, corporations and the media, globalisation, technology and the media and political economics. Consumption is considered with reference to reception theories. The paper then looks at the way Turkey is represented in the media internally and in the west, followed by primary research that uses content analysis to look at media articles. The bibliography cites 40 sources.

  • Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky Scandal, the Media, and Public Opinion

    In five pages this paper discusses the article 'Rethinking Media Politics and Public Opinion: Public Reactions to the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal' by Lawrence and Bennett as it considers the influence the media had on public opinion as it relates to this presidential scandal. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Clinton and Lewinsky Liaison as Portrayed by the Media

    The role of media politics in its depiction of this affair are examined as are the roles of propaganda and other items in this story that were deemed newsworthy by the media. Nine sources comprise the bibliography.

  • CENSORSHIP IN MYANMAR (BURMA): AN OVERVIEW

    This 10-page paper examines media censorship in Myanmar. Topics include types of media censorship and how the Internet is starting to break through it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Use of Censorship in the Mass Media

    14 pages and 6 sources used. This paper provides an overview of the application of censorship principles to entities in the mass media. This paper considers whether censorship has become stronger or weaker since the 1980s, and relates changes both to political culture and social change.

  • Mass Media, Ethics, and Current Codes

    An incident that sparks an ethical dilemma is presented in this five page paper as a way of examining the mass media code of ethics, of which there are more than 33 formated codes. There are three bibliographic sources cited.

  • Media and Religion

    In five pages this research essay considers how religion is covered by the mass media with references made to a study conducted in 1993 that reveals the extend of media influence upon beliefs. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Australia and the Mass Media

    In six pages this paper examines the public community role played by the media in this consideration of Australia's World Economic Forum and the media's influence upon policies and how they are perceived by the public. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • The Mass Media and Audrey Hepburn

    In five pages the ways in which Audrey Hepburn exerted mass media influence in her various careers as an actress, icon of fashion and children's UNICEF ambassador are examined. Five sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Culture and Media

    In eleven pages this paper examines the media's influence upon culture in a democratic society. There is no bibliography included.

  • US Sexuality and the Media

    In five pages this paper examines the media influence on sexuality and gender in a consideration of the movie The Contender and the case of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mass Media and Its Influence

    In five pages this paper discusses mass media and its influence particularly in terms of political campaigns, advertising, and news broadcasting as they are portrayed in Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell's text, The Interplay of Influence News, Advertising, Politics, and the Mass Media. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Mass Media and Improvements in Communication

    The writer discusses modern media and its pervasive influence throughout people's lives. The writer also discusses the fact that those who control the mass media outlets have taken full advantage of their position and influence. The paper is nine pages long and there are eight sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Patterns in Media Ownership

    This 8 page paper looks at the patterns of ownership in media companies and considers how they are changing and developing. The paper looks at five media companies; Rupert Murdoch’s News International, Daily Mail and General Trust PLC (DMGT), Trinity Mirror, United Business Media and Pearson and their holdings. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

  • The Social Issue of Desensitization to Violence as a Result of Media Exposure

    In a paper of twelve pages, the author provides a view of the current literature on the issue of exposure to media violence and the resulting desensitization to violence. There are eight sources integrated into this study.

  • Media Access: National Security Versus Public Access To Government Function

    10 pages in length. National security is maintained at myriad different levels and under countless different provisions so as to weigh the intrinsic risk associated with each individual perceived threat. When it comes to military tribunals and media access, a strong undercurrent of First Amendment rights versus the threat to national security fuels an ongoing legal debate between the press and federal judges (Anonymous, 2001). The extent to which these secret courts serve to protect against highly sensitive information leaking out through media sources is both grand and far-reaching; that certain cases have reached beyond the concern for protecting national security and granted media access in these hearings speaks to the failing efforts to balance interests of national security with public access. Bibliography lists 25 sources.

  • Traditional Media and the Effects of New Media

    In four pages this paper discusses conventional media and the effects of the new media of CDs and the Internet. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • TV, New Media, and Audience Engagement

    In six pages this paper discusses the extent of audience engagement with new media and television. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • 2 Peer Evaluation Thesis Summaries

    In three pages 2 peer evaluation thesis summaries are critiqued. There is no bibliography included.

  • Journalistic Objectivity in Two Student Papers

    Two papers written by students on the subject of journalistic objectivity are the subject of this paper, which takes the form of a critique. This paper has three pages and no sources are listed.

  • Princess Diana’s Death

    A 3 page paper which argues against Winfried Kurth’s argument that Princess Diana was killed by public opinion as seen in the article Trans-National Fantasies Immediately Before Princess Diana's Death. No additional sources cited.

  • Media's Role in the Divorce and Death of Princess Diana

    In fourteen pages this paper considers the question 'Where does responsible journalism end and dangerous exploitation begin?' within the context of Princess Diana's life and death. There is the inclusion of a biography.

  • Funeral of England's Princess Diana and the Involvement of the Media

    In five pages this paper assesses whether or not the media report or actually created news as it related to the events before and during the funeral of Princess Diana. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Scripted Television is an Art Form

    This 5 page paper compares and contrasts scripted television with reality TV. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mass Media, Negative Influences, and the Self

    This paper discusses the theories of Freud and Lasch as they relate to the potential negative impact of mass media on self-esteem and self-identification. This nine page paper has three sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Shock Radio and the Rise in FCC Regulation

    This in-depth paper discusses how FCC regulations have changed due to the increase in the so called shock radio, or shock-jock format. This fifty page paper has fifteen sources listed in the bibliography.

  • Using socially Oriented Media by Youth

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of some positive and negative parts of social media use. This paper includes things such as addiction and neglecting everyday life as outcomes of too much use. Bibliography list 4 sources.

  • Theory and Application Regarding Satellite Communications

    The gaps between the theory and application of issues related to satellites are explored in the context of this well written analysis. Capabilities are explored but this report also examines other issues such as the potential number of satellite applications which are rarely discussed. This eleven page paper has eleven sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio

    In February 2007 it was announced there would be a merger between XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. and Sirius Satellite Radio. This 3 page paper examines at the financial motivation for the merger. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

  • Sexism in the TV Industry

    In twelve pages this paper discusses the sexism that exists in the television industry. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • News in Print and Broadcast

    In six pages the differences between print news and broadcast news of radio and television are explored with story comparison of presentations in both media as a way of presenting and supporting its thesis. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Television Articles

    A 3 page paper which examines articles regarding television programs and then discusses violence in television. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Television Violence and Its Detrimental Effects on Children

    In five pages the negative impact of violence featured in many television programs on children is discussed along with efforts to stem or reverse altogether this increasingly violent trend considered. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Television Violence Reduction Argument

    In five pages the argument supporting reducing the amount of violence on television is presented with the example of the hit CBS television series 'Touched by an Angel,' which demonstrates that bottom lines can be positively influenced by positive programming. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • News Stories on the 2004 Tsunami

    In three pages this paper contrasts and compares The Today Show and a newspaper article's coverage of the 2004 Tsunami. Two sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Editing and Narrative

    This 3 page paper looks at two key concepts in film making; editing and narrative and considers the way in which practice and theory compare especially in the low cost or home video making arena. The bibliography cites 1 source.

  • Violence and Video Games

    In nine pages this paper presents a review of video game violence and how actual violence may be influenced as a result. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Violence in the Media and TV

    In seven pages this essay condemns the increasing violence being shown on television and provides research study evidence regarding violence in the media and its effects on children. Eleven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Children and Media Violence

    In five pages this paper discusses how children are influenced by the violence in video games, films, and TV. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.

 

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