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Mass Communication & Modern Society - Chapter Summary
Take a look at the lessons in this chapter on mass communication and modern society if you need a bit of help learning about media bias and criticism or slander and the media, among other media topics. We've included quizzes with the lessons and a test at the end of the chapter so you can check to make sure you're ready to move on. Feel free to access these materials on any mobile device or computer. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline different types of media bias and criticism
- Describe the laws relating to slander and libel
- Explain how the media impacts violence
- Identify the influence the media has on the public's political attitudes
- Define anti-government media and provide examples
- Detail the pros and cons of global village media
1. Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples
Media bias occurs when a media outlet reports a news story in a partial or prejudiced manner. There are many different types of media bias. This lesson takes a look at the most common types of media bias.
2. What Is Slander & Libel? - Definition, Laws & Examples
Learn what constitutes slander and libel. Review their respective definitions and analyze the laws. Examine some examples. At the conclusion of this lesson, you will have a thorough understanding of slander and libel.
3. Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence
For years, psychologists have studied the effect watching violent media has on people's behavior. In this lesson, we'll look at the link between media violence and real-life aggression and discover why watching violent TV might affect people's levels of aggression.
4. Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes
Most people make their political decisions based on impressions gained from the media. This lesson assesses the effect of media, especially newer forms of media, on the public's political attitudes.
5. Anti-Government Media: Definition & Examples
This lesson describes and defines state media and anti-government media. It will also go over numerous different kinds of anti-government media such as clandestine, exogenous, and pirate.
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Other chapters within the Communications 104: Intro to Mass Communications I course
- Introduction to Mass Communication
- Models & Theories of Mass Communication
- History & Culture of Mass Communication
- Mass Communication & Book Publishing
- Mass Communication & Newspaper Publishing
- Mass Communication & Magazine Publishing
- The Telegraph, Telephone & Radio in Mass Communications
- Mass Communication & The Film Industry
- Mass Communication & Television
- The Internet, Social Media & Mass Communication