LO-15Br AG The Media - The Media LO-15 Mass Media are the sources of information that provide the electronic and print bases for the formulation of

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LO-15 Mass Media are the sources of information that provide the electronic and print bases for the formulation of most public opinion on various issues. OR Mass Media are sources that bring information to the masses or general public Frequently expressed concerns about the Mass Media . It is shallow It’s superficial, lacks depth It creates the illusion of knowledge It results in pressures on govt by groups that are sometimes not well informed. Talk radio is entertainment not news It too frequently misrepresents the facts Was Iraq misrepresentation? Media is Big Business Only 1 major newspaper -CSM remains independent - All other major newspapers & natl radio & TV owned by major conglomerates o 10 conglomerates, such as Time-Warner, Disney, Viacom, GE, etc own the major newspapers, leading news magazines, Natl TV networks, publishing houses, movie studios, etc Implications - Commercial bias o If it sells it jells o Large audiences earn advertising $
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This note was uploaded on 08/31/2011 for the course INTA 1200 taught by Professor Birchfield during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Institute of Technology.

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LO-15Br AG The Media - The Media LO-15 Mass Media are the sources of information that provide the electronic and print bases for the formulation of

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