Research Papers on Mass Media

Click on any of the term papers to read a brief synopsis of the research paper. The essay synopsis includes the number of pages and sources cited in the paper.

  • Children and the Psychosocial Effects of Television Violence

    A 6 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • TV and Substance Abuse

    This 3 page paper explores how cigarettes, alcohol and illegal drugs are displayed on television. Various aspects are discussed. The paper concludes that there should not be restrictions in media but both sides of the issue should responsibly be shown. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Radio Pranks That are Dangerous and/or Illegal

    This 11 page paper examines the use of dangerous and/or illegal radio pranks for ratings versus the potential for FCC fines and/or punishment. This paper suggests that many radio stations are indeed willing to risk FCC action in order to boost ratings, and many examples are provided which support this argument. Bibliography lists 6 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.

  • American Society and Body Image

    This 3 page essay explores body image in American society and how it is important in respect to self-esteem. Several issues are broached, inclusive of how media views women. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Annotated Bibliography on Ethics and 'Yellow Journalism'

    4 pages in length. The writer provides a 5-source annotated bibliography pertaining to yellow journalism and journalistic ethics. Annotated bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Journalism and the Internet

    This 6 page paper explores online journalism to decipher its place in the history of journalism. Where does net journalism fit in? What is its future? What is the difference between online journalism and print journalism? These questions are explored after providing a brief historical account of print journalism. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 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

    This 5 page paper contends that crime reporting by media is a good thing, even though it creates some negative results. Several topics are discussed including the mean world syndrome, copycat crime and the effects of the Amber Alert and parental pleas in kidnapping cases. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Children and the Psychosocial Effects of Television Violence

    A 6 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity.

  • So How "Evil" is Fox News?

    A 4 page paper discussing McPhail's theory and examining the supposed "political agenda" of Fox News, even as MSNBC host Chris Matthews expounded on his leg thrills at candidate Obama and claimed it was his job to get Obama elected. Bibliography lists 5 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.

  • Digital Radio Developments

    A 6 page research paper exploring the development of Digital Radio. Includes discussion of digital equipment currently available and tools and gadgets currently under development. Satellites, interactive networks, telephones, computers are mentioned. Bibliography lists 10 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

    This is a 13 page paper that provides an overview of the Dr. Pepper Ten ad. A Marxist criticism is employed to show how the ad reinforces hegemonic ideas of patriarchal dominance. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • 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.

  • The Media and Body Image

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

    5 pages in length. The writer discusses the impact of media coverage on such political scandals as the Lewinsky/Clinton debacle by applying the theory of agenda setting, yellow journalism and briefly touching upon the Lawrence/Bennett article entitled "Rethinking Media Politics and Public Opinion: Public Reactions to the Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal." Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Influence and Impact of Mass Media

    A 10 page paper that begins with data regarding the ownership of different media and how that results in homogenization of mass media. Other topics include: the purpose and goals of media; the power and influence of the media by exploiting some stories and suppressing others; censorship of the media; how the media impacts American thinking and opinions; external control of the media; and a brief discussion focusing on whether or not certain media should be censored. Examples included. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • 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.

  • 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

    A 14 page paper which examines whether censorship of the media has been made weaker or stronger by diffusion since the 1980s. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Mass Media, Ethics, and Current Codes

    This is a 5 page paper discussing a specific mass media incident that posed an ethical dilemma and some examples of codes of ethics within media. Editors and executive officers in charge of mass media operations have formatted over 33 known codes of ethics and values in the media. Many of the codes of ethics deal with public relations and moral dilemmas, conflict of interest issues, timeless values, new technology, sources and reporters, editorial independence and diversity issues among other areas of concern. Nevertheless, cases which test the codes of media ethics continue to be an issue in the public and journalist world. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Media and Religion

    A 5 page research essay that explores the relationship between the many forms of the media and religion. How do journalists report about religious events or do they? Are journalists knowledgeable about religion? Where does the public gain its opinions about religion, faith and spirituality? These are the questions explored in this essay. The historical mistrust between religious leaders and the press is based on a number of issues which were revealed in a 1993 study. This writer argues that the media do, in fact, influence what people believe. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Culture and Media

    11 pages in length. To possess the power of information is to maintain complete control over society. As supposed watchdogs of democracy, the media have power like no other entity due to their individual and collective strength as bearers of communication. Words carry with them a great deal of power; they are capable of destroying nations and rebuilding faith. They are eloquent and strong, intimidating and potent. Indeed, language serves many purposes but of its many overwhelming influences, none are as significant as its ability to impart information. That much of contemporary society takes its cues from modern media, it is no surprise to find just how detrimental such omnipotent power can be upon the cultural formation of today's youth. No bibliography.

  • US Sexuality and the Media

    A 5 page paper which examines how the media effects the sexuality of men and women. The paper discusses the case of Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas as well as the film “The Contender” in discussing how the media influences sexuality in America. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Mass Media and Its Influence

    A 5 page paper that examines the tremendous influence of the mass media as presented in The Interplay of Influence: News, Advertising, Politics, and the Mass Media by authors Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell. Discussed are the three sections in which the book is divided, sections that detail the influence and role of the mass media in news presentation, advertising, and political campaigns respectively. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 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

    This 12 page paper provides an overview of existing research on the issue of the desensitization to violence that has resulted from media violence. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • 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

    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.

  • TV, New Media, and Audience Engagement

    6 pages in length. The extent to which audiences engage with television and/or new media is both grand and far-reaching; that the entire encounter is experienced from a wholly personal level speaks to the tremendous impact media in general - and television in particular - have upon the very foundation of human existence. One of the most blatant displays of this influence is found in advertisements, and one of the most successfully orchestrated campaigns that has tapped into the intimate recesses of consumers' psyche is Nike's 'Just Do It.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • 2 Peer Evaluation Thesis Summaries

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly critiques two thesis summaries. No bibliography.

  • Journalistic Objectivity in Two Student Papers

    3 pages in length. The writer briefly critiques two student papers written about journalistic objectivity. No bibliography.

  • 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.

  • Scripted Television is an Art Form

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

  • Shock Radio and the Rise in FCC Regulation

    This 50 page paper provides an overview of the issue of FCC regulation and the use of shock radio formats. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Theory and Application Regarding Satellite Communications

    This 11 page report discusses the gaps between the theories related to satellite communications and their applications as compared with the actual practice being utilized or expanded upon. An ever-increasing number of applications of international communications satellite technology have developed in the past forty years but many of those applications are still variations on the communications theme. This paper both discusses satellites and their capabilities but also examines the number of potential satellite applications that have received little attention or development. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • 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

    12 pages in length. Sexism in television is an industry ill that has run rampant ever since its mid-century inception. Even though it has purportedly quelled its ever-present sexist orientation, critics charge that this is hardly the case. Even in programs that proclaim to utilize women as respected and equal characters to their male counterparts, what has truly surfaced is nothing more than a clever ploy to make it appear as though television has finally put to bed the sexists perception it adopted at inception. The writer discusses how this veiled attempted to promote women from beneath the social oppression of the male ego has its roots in patriarchal control, in spite of the fact that women are more independent now than they have ever been before throughout history. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

  • 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

    A 5 page paper that examines the increasingly detrimental impact and influence that violent television programming is proving to exert on the children of America and discusses ways in which this trend of violence might be halted or reversed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Television Violence Reduction Argument

    A 5 page paper arguing for TV programming based on higher ideals rather than on blood and gore. One network has catapulted from the bottom of the pile based solely on the success of 'Touched by an Angel,' a show CBS executives believed would not last a full season, and has since added similar programming. Hollywood has followed suit. These shows and movies are not venues of substitute preaching, but rather are representation of higher ideals by which we can live and make our daily choices. The 'garbage in/ garbage out' saying common among early computer programmers applies also to the human mind, and reducing the level of violence on TV can only have positive effects. CBS has shown that those positive effects also can be reflected in the corporate bottom line. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • News Stories on the 2004 Tsunami

    This 3 page paper focuses on two news stories related to the Tsunami that hit at the end of 2004. The paper examines one newspaper article and the Today Show and evaluates how coverage differs. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • 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

    A 9 page review of the violence of video games and the possible impacts of these games on real life violence. Suggests that the level of violence we are experiencing in our society today can be correlated, at least to a certain degree, with the violent stimuli our children are being exposed to through video games and other sources. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Children and Media Violence

    A 5 page paper which examines the influence violence has on children through television, movies, and video games. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Mass Media, Communication Messages, and Public Perception

    This 5 page report discusses a variety of communication, marketing, and economic issues associated with Japanese tourism in Hawaii. Specialized channels of communication, as well as mainstream media in Japan, have created an image of the Hawaiian Islands that has little to do with unique cultural aspects or even the natural beauty of Hawaii and much more to do with shopping and the opportunity for the party of a lifetime. The message has had to be radically altered to address value and cost benefits of vacation in Hawaii. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Success of the ABC News Program Nightline

    A 5 page paper discussing the late-night news show. Born of the Iran hostage crisis in 1979, the ABC news show has been running continually for 20 years with Ted Koppel as its anchor. The paper discusses the general liberal slant of most journalists, the effects of American families' hectic schedules on their ability to see network news, and Koppel's mastery of keeping passionate guests to the issues at hand as some of the reasons for the show's continued success. Koppel himself deserves much of the credit for the success of the show, and ABC will need to carefully select a successor when he retires. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Broadcasting and Gender Discrimination

    A 10 page literature review on the instant subject, exploring issues of workforce statistics, discrimination against women broadcasters, and discrimination against storylines of women in broadcasting--including appearance and subject matter. The paper also discusses the "hidden" women in broadcasting--technicians. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

  • Does the Media Manipulate Presidential Politics?

    In 3 pages, the author discusses the role of the media in presidential politics. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • War and Censorship of the Press

    7 pages in length. There were three primary concerns for instituting executive press censorship during Operation Desert Storm: the questionable tactics the media use to purportedly report the truth; the very real chance of classified information reaching enemy hands; and the ever present possibility of reporters getting harmed or even killed while covering the front lines. These issues are significant to the field of communications law, because they represent the sanctity of privacy that is so instrumental in the overall safety of wartime activities. The writer addresses these three issues as they pertain the censorship implementation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Stereotypes and the Media

    A 5 page essay that looks at the current state of media and its obsession with stereotypical images. The paper reviews social theory relating to image, racial portrayals in the media, and the portrayal of women in the media—and posits that in the United States, legitimate media is currently underground. Bibliography cites 7 sources.

  • Wireless Communications and Satellites

    A 10 page research paper discussing the increasing use of satellite technology in the wireless communication industry. This paper discusses a description of the subject matter, the current state of technology in this field, and then presents the advantages, disadvantages and present and future trends in the use of satellites in wireless communications systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Technological Innovations and Video On Demand

    7 pages in length. Video on demand was posited to give customers access to a wealth of video services, and allow them to watch a wide variety of programs of their choosing. Concentration is placed on the emerging technologies into online systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Television Situation Comedy Married With Children and Family Dysfunction

    A 5 page essay on this popular TV sitcom in which the writer analyzes the show from a sociological point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Overview of Television Situation Comedies Past and Present

    Sitcoms are explored from the fifties through the nineties in this 10 page overview. The programs are exposed as being unrealistic and the question of why some comedies endure while others fade is the main theme of the paper. Highlighted shows include 'I Love Lucy', 'The Honeymooners', 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' and 'Seinfeld'. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Television Situation Comedies and Family Love Relationships

    A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography not included.

  • Media's Gender Bias and the 'Smurfette Principle'

    Nearly three decades after the 'Feminist Movement' and the initiation of the Equal Rights Amendment, much of the entertainment media is still reflecting lower-level roles, even subordinate roles for women. This 4 page essay explores 'The Smurfette Principle' in terms of various preschool television shows. The similarity of today's storylines to those of 25 and more years ago is astounding. . . a rather incredible fact in light of the feminist movement. Gender bias is alive and well in entertainment media. No bibliography.

  • Pros and Cons of TV Violence II

    5 pages in length. The author discusses both sides of the issue of TV violence. Studies are mentioned that give validity to both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Violence in Society is Not the Fault of the Media

    A 9 page paper on how the roots of violence are not from the media but hit very close to home: within the group dynamic. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Children and the Negative Impacts of Television

    A 4 page essay addressing the negative effects of TV viewing on children. The writer discusses alternatives to TV for children. No Bibliography.

  • Broadcasting Forms Prior to 1940 Contrasted

    This 11 page report discusses the emergence of contrasting forms of broadcasting in the United States and Europe prior to 1940. The emergence of broadcasting as a force to be reckoned with had an undeniably broad impact throughout the world. Especially in the pre-World War II United States and Great Britain, the foundations were being laid of what have long since become broadcasting media “empires.” Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Overview of Nortel Networks

    This 6 page paper discusses Nortel Networks, a giant in telephony, data, wireless and wireline solutions for the Internet. Topics discussed include: a critique of Nortel's Web site, their involvement with the Internet, their innovations, including what they call the four pillars of high performance Internet services. Also discussed: the long history of the company, acquisitions, partnerships, and overview of fiscal data for the last three years, and activities in which they are involved. Bibliography lists 10 sources. 1 table is included.

  • Children and the Positive Impact of Television

    In 15 pages, the author discusses television and its positive effects on children. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Modern Society and the Influence of the Media

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