Comm 101 Media Events

Comm 101 Media Events - Media Events Dayan and Katz...

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Media Events Dayan and Katz Definition of Media Events o Not routine public events o Live broadcasting of historical occasions o On television o Preplanned o Interrupts/disrupts social life and TV schedules o Collective experience o Large audiences o Mostly occasions of state Three Types of TV Events o Major news events Televised wars Assassinations o Social Drama Dominate public attention o Expressive Events Formulas, ‘genres’ o Cancel rule of ‘schedules’ o Interrupt flows of programming o Monopolize many channels while broadcast live o Broadcast from remote locations o Viewed by festive communities o Celebrate consensus or central value
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o Reinforces a shared perspectice of reality o About history in the making and promote idea of charismatic leaders Partners o Organizers Propose that a given situation be given ceremonial treatment o Broadcasters Transmit and restructure the event o Audiences Validate or denounce event’s ceremonial experience
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2008 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Jacobs during the Winter '07 term at University of Michigan.

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