CMN 275 - Unit 3 Study Guide
Explain why information gains value the more it is used.
Define and explain the importance of first copy costs.
Explain the paradox of copyright.
Is the marketplace a good regulator of media? Why or why not?
Lecture Set 4 Notes
1. Issues in Democracy
a. In theory, democracy is:
i. rule of the many
ii. Social decisions made by the people collectively
iii. All adults are equal
iv. Main distinction from other systems: participation not based on how much
Many great myths in media today
commercial media system is innately democratic we have done
professionalism is protection against commercial and monopoly
control over media
system is naturally commercial and run by private interests.
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It is hard to disagree with the arguments that Jennifer Pozner and Professor
McChesney present regarding the corruption of mass media in the US. One of the biggest
problems of the entertainment industry today is called brandwashing. TV sh
Class Notes Study Guide
Lecture Set 1:
1. What did Nicolas Carr said about this generations relationship with The Net?
2. What is the expected amount of change within the next 15 years?
3. Who are the celebrants? How do they think the tech rev is going to
Lecture Notes Set 6
1. What is the main function of journalism?
a. The main function of journalism is for it to be the foundation of democratic
i. information equality
ii. no censorship
iii. credible free press (what makes democracy p
Lecture 5 Overhead
The Problem of the Media:
1. What is the problem of the media?
a. Content of the media comes from logic of structures, of the system with biased
2. Why is the media not natural?
a. The shape of the media is not natural because i
Lecture Set 3 notes
1. Catechism of capitalism
a. In Theory
i. Free exchanging in a free market without coercion (manipulation)
ii. Prices are guaranteed to be determined by supply and demand
iii. Businesses emerge to better serve market demand for produc
People Get Ready - Notes
Chapter 1: Democratic Infrastructure
1. How can corporations be dangerous?
a. They celebrate the fact that theyre wiping out workers to create more profit
2. How come the digital revolution does not create jobs and promotes inequa
Digital Disconnect Notes
Chapter 1: What is the elephant in the digital room?
1. What is the triple paradigm shift?
a. The internet has seemingly colonized and transformed everything in its path.
i. Personal communication, mass media, and market informati
Rise of the Golden Age of Propaganda
1. What is the state of journalism in 2014? What is another name for it?
a. The state of journalism in 2014 is unmitigated (make less painful) crisis meaning
that we are still in a crisis but it is less painful because
Lecture Set 2 notes
1 Introduction to the development of communication
a Four revolutions/ transformations:
iii Printing press
iv The internet
b The development of surplus
c The relationship between communication and surplus (or poli
CMN 275 Test 2 Readings Study Guide
Dollarocracy Chapter 2: The $10 Billion Election
- Big pictures
Winning an election = ?
WINNING AN ELECTION = MONEY BEATS MONEY
In the Dollarocracy society, what do politicians spend most of their time doin
1. What are some of the steps we took towards democracy?
a. Pool taxes
b. Women and 18-21 years old can vote
c. Civil rights
d. Voting rights acts
e. National voter registration act of 1993
2. How do billionaires, corporations, and the politi
Lecture 1 Notes
a. Nicolas Carr
i. The Net has become the communication and information medium of choice
ii. Lots of influence on us:
1. Fish in water
2. Part of the central nervous system we utilize them unconsciously
b. Huge change is co