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Final Studyguide - General o Be familiar with the concepts...

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General o Be familiar with the concepts of agenda setting, framing, the stages of media literacy, and know the differences between opinion editorials, straight news, and advocacy journalism. o Be familiar with the ways in which conglomerate ownership (consolidation) and multi-platform media have changed the ways in which media programs are financed, produced and distributed. Be prepared to give an example. Note: you do NOT need to memorize the specific media companies owned by the major conglomerates. What is the "Miller Act" and how does it define pornography? Be familiar with the discussion questions for the video: Frontline: American Porn Appeals to prurient interest Depicts sexual conduct in a patently offensive way Lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value What do the First Amendment and Fourth Amendments guarantee? Right to Free Speech, Freedom of Unnecessary Search What are the differences between government censorship and self-censorship? Self: production decisions, content decisions, awareness of audience, sponsors, market. Government: any inhibition by government before or after production What ruling required TV broadcasters to develop a rating system for television? What are the concerns about applying "labels" or ratings to programs? 1996 Telecommunications Act What types of expression are limited (7 were identified)? Speech that poses a Clear and Present Danger Copyright Fraudulent Advertising Libel Slander
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Child Porn Obscenity What are the characteristics of “libel” and how do these differ for “public” and for “private” citizens? Not protected as speech under 1 st amendment Defamation of character in written or broadcast expressions False statement that holds a person up to public ridicule or injures a persons business or occupation. Libel against PRIVATE person: Public statement about them was false Damages incurred (Loss of job, public humiliation, mental anguish Publisher or broadcaster was negligent. Whereas PUBLIC figures need to prove in addition that there was actual malice , meaning that the reporter knew it was a false and harmful statement and printed it anyway. How is privacy protected (or not)? What's the difference in privacy protections for public and private citizens? Photographers normally have to keep a certain distance from celebrities Not allowed to take photos on private property or “out of public forum Not allowed to look over fence But courts normally give media lots of freedom because of first Amendment Public vs. Private: Private will get a bit more sympathy as opposed to Public, but both get little protection as for as names, photos, etc. being released What are the differences between the authoritarian, state, libertarian, and social responsibility models of expression and speech? Authoritarian Model
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This note was uploaded on 05/01/2008 for the course PHI 191 taught by Professor Dunno during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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