COMM 203

COMM 203 - COMM 203 1/21/09 Defining Mass Communication and...

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COMM 203 1/21/09 Defining Mass Communication and Media Effects Media Effects Ted Bundy o Claimed to be influenced heavily by pornographic violence as a child o “[Pornographic violence] snatched me out my home 20, 30 years ago.” Bundy is correct about fact that the juxtaposition between sex and violence is  dangerous People are seriously concerned with sex in the media o Not as concerned about violence Which should drive more concern? Columbine school shooting o Blamed partially video games, Marilyn Manson o Public opinion regarding reason for attacks said:  42% poor upbringing,  26% media violence,  others Popular Press and Public Opinion o “Democrats point at gun-makers, Republicans point at Hollywood” o 73% of people believing on-screen violence encourages violence o 75% of people believe entertainment industry need to make an effort to reduce 
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