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Unformatted text preview: V. Telecision in American society a. Vladamir Zworykin, Russian Émigré in 1928 photoelectric tube for RCA b. First television set at 1939 world’s fair c. First TV stations NBC and CBS in New York in 1941 VI. Who controls the mass media? VII. Mass Media and the confetti Generation a. William Donnely: 5 characteristics of the confetti generation i. Quantity ii. Speed iii. Weightlessness of images iv. Remoteness v. Choice VIII. How to read the newspaper a. What is the political ideology of the newspaper? b. How would a sociologist analyze a news story? c. Who are the experts being cited? d. Are generalizations being made? e. Are structural considerations taken into account or is the individual seen as the root of the problem? f. What questions have not been asked? The most important variable to understanding and predicting someone is their social class....
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2009 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Rosenblaum during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.
- Spring '08