Research Papers on Mass Media

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  • Sexuality and the Impact of TV

    A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, 'Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents.' Bibliography is included.

  • Analysis of 5 Major Issues Including Corporate Media Control, Religion, Sexual Violence, and Race

    This 10 page report discusses five separate issues : the social construction of race; sexual violence against women as well as the marginalization of those with “alternative” lifestyles; what religion is; the role of religion in the conflict between Tibet-China and Israel-Palestine; and, the corporate domination of the media. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Communication and Disputes in Cyberspace

    This 10 page paper considers how disputes and misunderstandings can occur in cyberspace as a result of the style of the communication medium and the way the communication is interpreted. The paper also looks at how and where he disputes may be resolved and where the distance and detachment of cyberspace is an advantage or a disadvantage. The bibliography cites 18 sources.

  • Thomas Youk's Assisted Suicide Aired on Television

    This 5 page paper contemplates the responsibility of producers who aired the assisted suicide of Youk by Dr. Kevorkian. Kant's views on such ethical problems is included and the problem is looked at realistically as well. Kevorkian's controversial background is discussed. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Press Freedom and Libel

    This 10 page paper considers the statement “The English Law of libel and defamation represents an unwarranted restriction on the freedom of the press and the broadcast media”. The paper looks at both sides of the argument and uses numerous cases to illustrate points raised. The bibliography cites 6 sources.

  • Media and Law Enforcement

    A 14 page paper which examines how law enforcement is portrayed by the media, how it affects the public’s perception of police departments, how several famous cases have been covered and the significance of racial and sexual prejudice. Bibliography lists 13 sources.

  • Copyright Law and Plagiarism

    This 4 page paper compares and contrasts copyright law and plagiarism restrictions. This paper provides insightful examples to illustrate the differences between these two infringments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Superhero Films, Comics, and Cartoons and Their American Significance During the Second World War and the Cold War

    This is an 8 page paper discussing the emergence and significance of the superhero comics, cartoons and films in the United States in World War II and the Cold War. Within the United States, superhero cartoons, comics and films shifted dramatically in both themes and popularity in World War II and again during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. Suddenly, when it became obvious that the United States was becoming involved in the Pacific and Atlantic conflicts in World War II, superheroes who bestowed patriotic American virtues were used as propaganda in the war against the Japanese and the Nazis. Superheroes such as Superman and Captain America appeared on the battlefields with equally heroic super soldiers. The comics and cartoons supporting the American war effort were reinforced within the daily newspapers, cartoons, comics and films. After the war, comics which highlighted horrific and terrifying crime images were quickly shut down by the U.S. Senate Committee interested in maintaining American virtues and not corrupting American youth. During the 1950s and the 1960s, the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war increased and superheroes took on superpowers which allowed them to combat the “Red Threat” but remained out of the war zones due to the unpopular conflict in Vietnam. Regardless of the era, superheroes depicted in cartoons, comics and films have tried to reinforce the traditional American virtues and have remained increasingly popular using this format and have also remained important and significant on their influence and impact on the American public. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Hollywood and Non Hollywood Films

    This 5 page paper looks at the critical-theoretical opposition that some criticism sets up between some notion of 'Hollywood cinema' and notions of 'non-Hollywood cinema'. The paper considers the ideas of difference and similarities and includes consideration of the idea of first second and third cinema. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Horror Genre and Death Line by Gary Sherman, The Wicker Man by Robin Hardy, and The Innocents by Jack Clayton

    This 19 page paper explores the way in which Jack Claytons The Innocents (1961), Robin Hardy’s The Wicker man (1973) and Gary Sherman’s Death Line (1972)have stretched and developed the British horror genre. The paper starts by looking at what is meant by genre and genre theory and defined the horror as a genre. A brief history of British horror films is then given before the content and context of the three films is discussed to assess the way they challenged and changed the way horror films were made. The bibliography cites 11 sources.

  • David Fincher's Film The Fight Club

    (5PP)"Fight Club" is the latest film from David Fincher, director of Alien3, Seven, and The Game. It stars Edward Norton as a young man who works behind a desk and fills his private life with consumer goods. The film manipulates in profound ways, and it's not afraid, early on, to let you be aware of that. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Multimedia and Communications' History

    This 20 page paper provides an overview of the history of communications leading up to and including multimedia. Various aspects are discussed inclusive of the history of video and audio communications and the way in which computer technology has affected the lives of ordinary individuals. The transitions over time are explored and a historical perspective is provided. Finally, the paper takes a look at how the media as a form of communications has affected the world. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Mass Media and Entertainment

    This is a 5 page paper discussing mass media for pleasure and entertainment with examples from British history. Mass media in relation to today’s society has a great many formats in which to give the public information, promotion of new merchandise, news, entertainment and various forms of pleasure in the world of television, journalism, films, computer games and the internet to name a few. Traditionally, media was thought to be a source of viable information to the masses yet history shows that media was also used as much for the pleasure and entertainment of the masses as it was to provide information about current, world or political events. In today’s newspapers, although seemingly filled with violent news, they are also filled with “feel good” stories, entertainment sections, film and literary reviews as well as the classic comic, jumble and crossword features. In the Victorian era, the mass media were the providers of scandals and serial novels highly popular in that time. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • United Kingdom and Developments in its Mass Media History

    A 5 page paper which examines the history of significant developments in mass media within the UK. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Historical Overview of Radio

    A 5 page paper which provides a research on the history of radio. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Children and TV Violence

    A 7 page paper discussing the problem of television violence and its effects on children. The paper analyzes violence in cartoons and violence in movies and contrasts these with violence within the sports industry, specifically the WWF. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Sports Public Relations Pros and Media Control

    This 9 page paper discusses how public relations people can control the media, particularly when the organization is facing a difficult problem. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Sports Coverage and the Media II

    In this well-reasoned 6 page essay, the writer discusses what the media's ethical responsibilities should be in covering sports-related issues & events and how these measure up with reality. It is argued that the media spends too much time influencing the opinions of fans while it should really be providing objective news. Ultimately, the media's poor coverage of sports helps ruin the private lives of athletes, creates dishonesty among players & coaches, and in the specific case of college sports,-- helps draw the spotlight away from education itself. Recommended ideas about what the media should be doing are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Soap Operas And Language

    10 pages in length. Most people watch a television program without any knowledge of how their visual/auditory senses are being manipulated by myriad signs and symbols; in other words, viewers are led down a pathway that instructs how, when and to what extent they will react depending upon the stimulus. Soap operas present some of the most appropriate examples of this type of communicative process whereby language blends with other visual and auditory cues to create an interactive premise that establishes the extent of viewers' role and involvement. This inherent connection between semiotic language and social psychology in relation to media study helps to facilitate an understanding of corresponding developments that have come about over the past several decades in response to soap opera connotation. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Content Ratings for TV and Music

    4 pages in length. Many people agree that content ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, NC-17, X) have not hindered – and may have benefited – the film industry. Content ratings for recorded music and television, however, have been slow to be adopted. The writer discusses that the most obvious reason why this is so is due to censorship and the growing defiance toward controlling what an individual might listen to or watch in the privacy of his or her own home. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Copyright and Music Streams

    This 3 page paper examines this new controversy in media law. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • How Mass Media Can Impact Teenage Girls.

    (7 pp) Almost all of us are affected by mass media in one form or other: films, television, radio, music and music videos, magazines and other print media, and now, the internet. We delude our selves, when we say that, we are not influenced by media: it comes in with the oxygen and leaves with the Co2. Yet of all those under the "spell" of the media, it appears that adolescent girls are the most vulnerable. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Effects of Violence in the Media

    Violence as portrayed by the television, film, and music industries is discussed in this 25 page paper. Actual cases of copycat crimes are noted in addition to a section devoted to the effects of music videos. A discussion on video games is also included. Solutions to the problem are provided, including a discussion on the new V-chip technology and the new television rating system. The paper is replete with references to the latest studies on media violence. Bibliography lists 23 sources.

  • Traditional Media and the Effects of New Media

    4 pages in length. Why purchase a print copy or an entire CD when the very same thing can be found on the Internet? The prevalence of online reading and music material has literally skyrocketed to the point where people are no longer finding a need to subscribe to print publications or visit mall music stores. Daily newspapers are available at the crack of dawn; monthly magazines are accessible earlier than those sent out buy postal mail; and entire CDs are being uploaded to the Internet for one's listening enjoyment. The writer discusses the impact Internet media is having upon traditional media. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Ethics, Labeling, and Video Games

    A 12 page paper describing video games and the fact they contain graphics, language and ideas that may be objectionable and damaging if not handled properly. At present the method of censuring is labeling the games. Descriptions of games and of advertising is described. The main point in focus is the fact that it is the parents' responsibility to filter the information of video games just as it is their responsibility to control the child's access to television, music, and movies. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

 

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