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"Both the selection and presentation of news are ideologically controlled." To what extent do
sociological arguments and evidence support this view? (33)

Some sociologists say that the selection and presentation of news is socially constructed. This means
that society constructs what the mass media portrays to their audience. In 2005,…

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which is where those who have power will be reported such as celebrities will be more newsworthy.
Another is reference to elite nations which are stories about people who speak English as their 1st
language are involved more., personalisation is where reference to an important person is made and

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Marxists suggest that media audiences are very passive and absorb everything that the media shows
them and they believe everything that the media tells them. They suggest that the mass media
owners portray a ruling class ideology where ruling class ideas are presented and are put across to
the audience.…

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them. however, Blumer and Gurevitch in 1995 argue that journalists and politicians have a shared
culture where journalists rely on politicians for information and will tend to present the politicians
view of the world. The pluralist model of media assumes that the content of the media is diverse,
meaning that…

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negativity is the last news value. This news value suggests that bad news will equal good news so it
means that a story that involves tragedy and general bad news will be more popular than good news
that is reported.
To support the idea that these news values do exist,…

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Examine ways in which age are portrayed in the mass media. (18)

There are two groups in which the mass media focus on negatively when portraying them in the
media; these are youth and older people.

Youth is classed as the age of 15 to the early 20's. Sociologists suggest…


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