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Week 16: Discussion Questions

This post may be done for extra credit and is not required. Your original post is due by Thursday on your class blog. What role does the American media, especially television, play in political campaigns and how might these campaigns … Continue reading

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Media Journal, Part 5

I cannot really pick out an actual show that does not provide stereotyping. 30 Rock on NBC over stereotypes to mock stereotyping. The writers for 30 Rock know that their that audience is intelligent and they use this for an … Continue reading

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Week 15: Discussion Questions

List and explain three ways the Internet has changed consumers’ news habits. Will these trends continue, and how do they fit in with how you view news and information on the Internet? Internet has made people want news faster than … Continue reading

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Week 14: Discussion Questions

The digital divide refers to the gap between people with effective access to digital information and those with very limited or no access at all. It includes the imbalance both in physical access to technology and the resources and skills … Continue reading

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Week 13: Discussion Questions

As times and technologies have changed, TV news journalists are now facing the same challenges as Murrow did – coping with a new medium, the Internet. Can today’s journalists (both TV and Internet) make the same kind of impact as … Continue reading

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Week 11: Discussion Questions

What is the influence of ratings on television economics, and what influence do they have on television programming? What was the purpose of expanding the tracking service in 2007 and its impact on programming and audience development? Ratings has all influence … Continue reading

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[In-Class] Public Television

What role does public television play in the U.S.? Public television offers Americans with unbiased commercial free programming.  Public television has a variety of programs like Frontline, Nova and Antiques Roadshow.  P.B.S. says that they are “America’s largest classroom, the … Continue reading

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