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2/29/12 2/22/12 Agenda setting- 24- would put terrorism and acts of terror at the top of everyone agenda Priming- gets people to start thinking about how government officials and leaders take care of terrorism Framing- frame torture in a positive way in that it gets results and does what it is supposed to. Textual practices- the things that restrict the kind of stories that can be told and how they are told because they are all profit motivated. To make money people work with what has been successful in the past Formats are going to be non-fiction vs. fiction, documentary vs. feature film, genres Standard features- running time—its been decided that 30-60 minute tv shows are successful. Also played at the same time every week on Tuesday, for example. -Apparent spontaneity -Interpretive frame -Realism as recording- -Plausibility & consistency- ie. Cars cannot drive on the ceiling. If you create plausible
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Unformatted text preview: storylines then you can make it an effect. Documentary look- more based on a shaky camera-in the action Dramatic look- invisible Hollywood style- we watch from far. Don’t see the cameras and you’re meant to believe that what you’re seeing is not a film. Immerses the viewer into the show Circumscribed agency-2/15/12 P&W Ch. 3 Words to know Mediated Politics Citizenship The public/the masses Attentive vs. inattentive audiences Propaganda Two-step flow Age of broadcast news Agenda setting Priming (framing) Fragmentation & targeting of media Lippmann(pessimistic), Lasswell, Dewey(optimistic)=-, Lazasfeld- “the public” Ownership Centralized or decentralized Content Regulation Lowest common denominator – low cultured genres (Reality tv, MMA) that appeal to our base instincts- no class, unsophisticated- Low culture High culture- quality and something you have to think about...
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  • Spring '12
  • LindsayGarrison
  • Lowest common denominator, Framing- frame torture, Standard features- running, unsophisticated- Low culture

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