Mass media Essay Topics

The Construction of Women in Sports within the Mass Media

Recent studies involving the role of the mass media and gender, particularly within the realm of women’s sports has brought light upon one of the most disturbing issues in society today: the under-representation and misrepresentation of women in mass media. It can be concluded that female athletes, framed by the media as objects of sexuality,… View Article

The Influence Of Mass Media On Society

Part 1: Overview of the Study Illustration of the Issue             To illustrate the issue to be presented herein, it could be helpful to know what media actually is. Media has always been an important part of the everyday life of the society because it serves as an arbiter of the freedom of the people…. View Article

Impact of Media on Society’s Perception

Introduction Mass media has advanced in terms of its expanse of reach in terms of technological innovations in the last few decades. With such expansion, representations of array of layers of portrayals and illustrations in all fields from the media have also risen (Klapper, 1950).  The movie industry in the United States had been one… View Article

Mass Media and Entertainment

I’ll go ahead and say it: Neal Gabler’s “Life the Movie” makes valid points. Because of America’s dependence on technology-based media entertainment it is impossible not to interact with the distracting and alluring world of expressive communication. The world we live in today is sadly not the one that Henry David Thoreau was able to… View Article

The Use of Excessive Force by Police Officers

Abstract We are all familiar with the use of excessive force by today’s police departments as we are witness to it time and time again on our television sets, in the safety of our homes. We see the police dragging a helpless victim from their vehicle, throwing them to the ground and proceeding to beat… View Article

The Toulmin Model: “Wag the Dog”

Claim Wag the Dog (1997) portrays the manipulation of the public opinion by the mass media and untruthful and unfair political practices. Grounds/Support The movie showed political practices that used the power of media to protect themselves from destruction of their integrity and public trust (Hunter, 1). The president’s advisers and aides, experts manipulated public… View Article

Transantional Media

Introduction The media has played a very crucial role in the transformation of people, their culture and lifestyles world over. The media itself has been on constant revolution with some growing to become big multinational or transnational corporations. This growth and evolution has been necessitated by a few factors among them being: – The shifting… View Article

The current trends in mass media

Media for the people. Mass media is an ever changing entity, as we have observed over the past years. It has been very useful and has played a big role in the formation and extraction of the people’s opinion; it is also a way to reflect their ideas of many relevant issues. It has been… View Article

The power of tweens

Like no other time in history, the purchasing power of children ages nine to fourteen has increased to become a force to be reckoned with.  With celebrity tweens like Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen paving the way into the massive tween audience, today it is the likes of Miley Cyrus who is well on her… View Article

The Violence Being Shown On TVs

It is believed that the tri-media, particularly the programs aired in TVs provide the strongest impacts to the behavior of its viewers. Teenagers, having been under the most sensitive and highly pressured stage of their lives, are easily affected by what they can watch on TVs. The violent tendencies, criminal and/or deviant behaviors of the… View Article

Anti-Social Behavior

Nowadays, the issue of anti-social behaviour and lack of respect for others is not uncommon.This is especially true among young people. There are mainly two causes of this phenomenon–the negative influence of mass media,the decline of the family and poverty. As the mass media become increasingly commercialized, program producers and publishers of books are more… View Article

Political Concepts

1) Mass Media as the `Fifth Branch` of government Definition: Mass Media is the fifth branch of government because it can shape public opinion and influence the national agenda. Importance: It is important because today’s media is so assertive and liable to such adversarial, negative reporting that they can be downright obstructive of government policy… View Article

James Thom’s “The Perfect Picture”

In James Thom’s extraordinary piece “The Perfect Picture” he writes about situations he was in at a one point of his life. He explains an experience he was in as a young police reporter and driving to a seen, where the grandfather back over this granddaughter. When he drives up he sees all the media… View Article

How Pop Culture Affects Teens

Popular culture is all around us and it influences many teens across the world. Teenagers are affected by pop culture in almost every aspect of life whether it is music, media, celebrities, fashion, and even literature. These kinds of things have become top priority for teenagers of today’s world. They have surrounded themselves by it… View Article

Rhetorical Analysis

“The Collapse of Big Media: The Young and the Restless” was written by David T. Z. Mindich was former assignment editor at CNN, has placed his roots back into the show era, and published in Spring of 2005 as an article in a magazine, Wilson Quarterly. Mindich’s article spoke about the decline of reading newspapers… View Article