How the Media Has Been Studied

World to see something happening so far away at the

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world to see something happening so far away at the same time it was happening  (the  Olympics); this makes the world seem smaller and the invention of the satellite allows  that to be thought The medium is the message:  what we should study isn’t the movie or TV show but film  and television as a technology; twitter: it doesn’t matter what you are sending but how it  decreases communication to a certain number of characters C. Media Effects:  also interesting in media texts and are interested in the effects  of those media technologies on the audience/viewer; how they are effected and what it  is doing to the individual  1.  Goals:  2.  Methods  a. scientific method of inquiry:  verifying their research b. quantitative methodologies:  statistical data; looking at media with  different things in mind
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i. content analysis:  studying the movie or TV show; creates a way to count things so  you can come up with firm data; example: the impact of media on our sense of body  image; correlation between eating disorders and the media (surveys say that people in  the 1950s-1980s men were much more confident with their bodies then they are today;  the change in the content of men in magazines from then to now shows that there is  more men in magazines that are extremely fit and muscular; children and violent  television  ii. Surveys:  large group of people in a certain category; see what is the most popular in  the media to see any statistical correlations between media and viewer  iii. human subject experiments:  Bobo the doll (violence on the TV makes children  want to be violent too) 3.  Examples TV violence and the cultivation effect: watching violent images are creating children who  are more violent 
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