Ch 11: Mass Communication & Modern Society

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Study mass communication and modern society any time you'd like with this informative chapter. These learning materials were designed by professional instructors to help you study for a test or complete a challenging homework assignment.

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

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: Mass Communication & Modern Society
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Media Bias & Criticism: Definition, Types & Examples

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.

What Is Slander & Libel? - Definition, Laws & Examples

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.

Violence and the Media: How the Media Impacts Violence

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.

Media's Influence on the Public's Political Attitudes

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.

Anti-Government Media: Definition & Examples

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.

Global Village & Media: Pros, Cons & Examples

6. Global Village & Media: Pros, Cons & Examples

The term 'Global Village' has been in use since the 1960s. Learn about the Global Village in the 21st century and different theories about the role the media plays.

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