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Unformatted text preview: (but NOT Madonna). Analyze the Columbine massacre as a case study in the role of media effects. Explain how Madonna can be seen as a post-modern performer and how that cultural style differs from the thinking typically applied to a pop singer like Aretha Franklin or Janis Joplin. Describe the theme or main point of the documentary Merchants of Cool. Use specific examples. Describe some of the benefits and problems that arise from the prominent role of advertising in our culture. Being as specific as possible, describe the social and cultural concerns surrounding the steady growth of transnational media conglomerates. Discuss the role of the Yellow press in terms of democratic values and commerm....
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- Spring '08