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Ch 7 1. What are some examples from the recent midterm election that support or challenge Croteau & Hoynes’ assertions about the relationship between media and politics? Kennedy vs. Nixon different portrayals of tv vs radio Obama vs. McCain white vs black 2. Croteau & Hoynes lay out a number of different theories that have been developed to explain the relationship between news media and people’s political attitudes. Which of them did you find most convincing and why? Minimal effects model Media reinforces our beliefs Opinion leaders Central route Peripheral route Agenda setting What broader issues to think about, but not which side Silver bullet/hypodermic needle model (was discredited) No interpretation
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Unformatted text preview: Can’t think for self Everyone reacts differently Tina Fey & Sarah Palin parody Mass Society theory Media create a homogenous society We all get same info/think the same Overly simplistic/neglect individual differences Media-reader interaction Message + own beliefs/ideology Political socialization Particular systems Cumulative effects D vs R Lots of messages Cultivation theory Media has mainstream effect What is shown is middle (no extreme views) Bring us to happy medium Conservative bias Not good for the public 3. Croteau & Hoynes argue that “all TV, in fact, in political.” Identify a tv program you watch and explore its politics Modern Family: gay marriage, multiculture family...
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