Study Guide Culture and Media Essay

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Culture& Media Study Guide ECONOMIC Ownership/Capitalism Particular technological configurations; o Notion of inventions.[invented by society] o Society changes the way things are viewed. Certain laws, rules, and understandings; o Pertaining to what can be shown in the media o Private broadcasters must adhere to CBSC [global & CTV news must follow their rules what can be shown and when o CBSC provides guidelines so that private broadcasters can follow Persons occupying certain roles; o Specific owners who specify what others should be doing and how Representation o Putting ideas into something can take a variety of forms because everything is represented in a specific manor depending on what I am trying to get across. Notion…show more content…
Who is not? How are they being portrayed? Karl Marx & Friedrich Engle’s o “The ideas of the ruling class are in every epoch the ruling ideas… the class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production.” o System of idea’s by ruling class = ideology of given society. o Ideology distorts reality o Audiences negotiate meaning in media o Every group, sub group, culture will interpret things differently. o Notion of “mass” does not exist because we don’t all watch, read or hear the same things. Chomsky  propaganda o Something is going on that makes us think we have control but we do not o Majority of population based on majority of power by minority of individuals. (Followers to few people’s ideas) o Freedom of Speech: have right to say whatever you like as long as it does not turn into hate speech o Freedom of press: freedom of speech in written form. There are restrictions as to what can be written (do not really have freedom of press) o Five Filters of Propaganda o Theory postulate five general classes of “filters” that determine the type of news that is presented in news media the five classes are: Ownership o The size of profit seeking imperative of dominant media corporations are said to be biased o Wealthy own press. Herman & Chomsky: argue that mainstream media outlets are currently either large corporations or part of conglomerates. o Information
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