SECTION 1: EVALUATE ARTICLES
E-Government and Civic Engagement: How is Citizens Use of City Web Sites Related with
Civic Involvement and Political Behaviors?
1. What is the study method used?
b. Content Analysis!
c. Experiment! (Go directly to
MACS 351: Study Guide Exam 3
News Part 1 (L17)
Roles of Media in democratic society
o Serve as channels of communication among political and governmental
o Alerting to political scandal
o Media should dig up facts, w
MACS 351: Study Guide Exam 1
Thinking about communication/info as a neutral good
There is a huge shift in the amount of information available
Need to shift to thinking about information as potentially a non-neutral good.
MACS 351 Exam II
Policy: be able to identify
-regulation (enforced, monitored)
^ know the limitations and strengths of each type
Fear & Fright
-a basic survival mechanism
-one of the few basic emotions that is species-wide
Assignment for media diary:
For this assignment a short research project based on your life! I want you go keep
track of ALL the media you use and how much time you used them for two work days.
The purpose of this assignment is to start you thinking about
DISCUSS MACRO POLICY AND ITS OBJECTIVES
GO THROUGH AN EXAMPLE
REVIEW POLICY ASSIGNMENT
Policy decision stages
What kind of world do you want to live in?
What is the current
MEDIA AND THE SEXUAL
Media and sexuality
BY THE END OF CLASS, YOU SHOULD:
BE ABLE TO DESCRIBE AND IDENTIFY EXAMPLES OF HYPER
DESCRIBE SEXUALIZATION IN THE MEDIA
DESCRIBE THE IMPACTS OF NEGATIVE BODY IMAGE ON GIRLS
BY THE END OF CLASS, STUDENTS SHOULD:
BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE BASIC QUESTION: IS THEIR VIOLENCE ON
DESCRIBE HOW VIOLENCE IS MEASURED
DESCRIBE SOME BASIC STUDIES
DESCRIBE THE MAIN IMPACTS OF VIOLENCE AND MEDIA
BY THE END OF CLASS YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
! DESCRIBE FEAR AND THE ROLE OF FEAR IN EVOLUTION: WHY IS
FEAR USEFUL? WHAT IS THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF FEAR ON
! DESCRIBE HOW FEAR IS PROCESSED I
Reiss Profile and reality shows
DEVELOPING SKILLS WITH TWO SOUNDNESS CHECKS!
ONE AT BEGINNING AT CLASS.
ONE NEAR THE END OF CLASS.
EXAMINING REISS PROFILE
TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE WATCH/LISTEN TO
WHAT THEY WATCH
Why do people use media what do they get?
Terms and key areas (know for exam)
Uses and gratifications
! Functions of media
Models to explain uses and grats
in Jennings 124-
Guiding questions: Fright
Why is fear important to study?
Why does the fear response support a direct effects model? How is
fear theory NOT like a direct effects model?
What happens during a fear response? What are the effects in the
What is fe
Violence in Mass Media
On the recommendation of the Board of Directors and the Board for the
Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest, Council voted to adopt the
following resolution, as amended, as APA policy, replacing the 1985 resolution on
Direct effects (back from the dead)
By end of class, you should:
able to describe and apply priming
does priming work in the brain
does priming work
! How does priming apply to media?
able to descri
CLASS OBJECTIVES: BY END OF CLASS YOU
REVIEWED A GOOD POLICY STATEMENT
PRACTICED AND REVIEWED A SOUNDNESS CHECK!
EXAMINED MEDIA ECOLOGY AS AN APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING
DEFINED THE DIFFERENT AGES
MAYBE DIRECT EFFECTS (BUT
Terms for content analysis
To Consider for Soundness check
Is this study content analysis?
What is the sample?
Are the coding ca
MACS 351 Exam 3
News media & public opinion
-Media may not tell people what to think, but it does tell them what to think ABOUT
-Specifically: knowledge, order of priority
-Issue: important topic/problem for debate and discussion
MACS 351 Study Guide
Media use among 8-18 year olds
10 hours and 45 minutes is the average media use for 8-18 year olds
-media use among 8-18 year olds has gradually increased since 1999
-print is the
For this week we had to read What Search Engines by Safiya Umoja Noble. In this article, they
talked about how the specific searches that you conduct have a large impact on the Internet
specifically for women. As such, women get put on the internet and ar
R U Friends 4 Real?
Social networking, self presentation,
friends and self esteem
Changes in overall
Essence of Policy Making
Four Different Methods of Forming Policy:
o You do something, you know that something bad will
happen, but you trust the luck that nothing bad will ever
EX. Texting and driving, un
MACS 351 Weeks 1-4 Study Guide
General Media Consumption
How much media are 8 18 year-olds using today?
64% have TV on during meals
eat more, deceased nutrition, poorer family communication, decreased self esteem
71% have a TV in the bedroom
NEWS (PART 1)
By end of class, you should
1. Be able to discuss the importance of
news for democracy
2. Be able to discuss the importance of
news for community
3. Have a basic understanding of the
revenue-shift issue for newspap
MASS SOCIETY AND
Linear Communication Theories
DESCRIBE MASS SOCIETY THEORY AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO
DESCRIBE DIRECT EFFECTS THEORY (DE)
IDENTIFY THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF
APPLY DE AS A PREDICTIVE TOOL
Assignment: Write a 1 2 page personal policy statement.
1. State your policy recommendation:
a. I need to broaden the choices of news categories to enrich myself
from various sources of news to be increase civic engagement
A. Describe yo
OK, just how much do we watch
By end of class, you should:
on the amount of information available
and applied the concepts of
overload and the effects of noise
IS GOOGLE MAKING US
Bring it all home: Class objectives
Engage with critically evaluating popular articles of
today about digital technology
To practice Thinking like a Social scientist
Taking an argument
Continuing the societal effects of
Major question: How
do newspaper stories
affect public readings