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The United State’s Model of Media vs . France’s Model of Media 1 THE UNITED STATE’S MODEL OF MEDIA vs . FRANCE’S MODEL OF MEDIA The United State’s Model of Media vs . France’s Model of Media: Are We All Affected by the Media? Jaime Collins Communications 130 A J . Galla
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The United State’s Model of Media vs . France’s Model of Media 2 The United State’s Model of Media vs . France’s Model of Media: Are We All Affected by the Media? Mass communication is a message created by a person or a group of people sent through a transmitting device (a medium) to a large audience or market . Mass media is any medium used to transmit mass communication . Until recently, mass media was clearly defined and was comprised of the eight media industries; books, newspaper, magazines, recording, radio movies, television, and the internet . (http://medialiteracy . suite101 . com/article . cfm/what_is_mass_media_) . Even though media is
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presented differently in other countries, it still has a huge impact on our daily lives . Places in Western Europe, such as France, have similarities and differences when compared to the United State’s model of media . Television is one of the main sources of media that is the biggest influence on their audience . Television is very persuasive and forceful no matter what part of the world you are located in . Lazere (1987) has described that we can assume that television will have effects at several levels, including the physiological, the psychological, and the social . Since physiological has to do with the way our body functions, Lazere (1987) goes on to explain how the left and right hemispheres of the brain work . The left hemisphere, for right-handed people, deals mostly with language and logic . The right hemisphere controls our spatial abilities, and our visual imagery . He explained how this had a big part when dealing with television because we use the left side to understand the messages, and the right side for perception . Lazere (1987) goes on by clarifying that continuous television watching over centuries could conceivably have the effect of weakening left-brain activity and producing a population of “right-brained” people
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