Nubila Education | GCSE Sociology | Mass Media in Society Booklet

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The Mass
Media in
Society
Booklet.




Sociology
General Certificate of Secondary Education

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Content


1 Defining Mass Media


2 Effects of Mass Media


3 Socialisation and Mass Media


4 Politics and Mass Media


5 Power and Mass Media


6 Representations in Mass Media


7 Crime and Deviance in Mass Media




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Defining Mass Media

Definition Types of Media

The term mass media Traditional media (newspapers, radio, books) are limitted to a local or
refers to methods of national audience new media (internet, television, video games) can
communication of reach an international audience, due to advancements…

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Effects of Mass Media

Hyper-reality

This is where you lose sense of the difference between the real world and the media-created
world. The more information, ideas and images you are exposed to, the less able you are to
separate the two worlds. This can…

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Socialisation and Mass Media

An Agent of Socialisation

Socialisation is the process through we learn the culture, norms and values of the society of
which we are born into. An agent of socialisation is a group or organisation which contributes to
the process of…

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Politics and Mass Media

Political Socialisation

We live in a democracy, which is a political system that enables the people in society to elect the
local and national government. Political socialisation is the process through which we aquire political
knowledge and beliefs. These influence how…

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Power and Mass Media

Political Socialisation

Overall newspaper readership has declined since
the last decade, most significantly in quality
broadsheets. This type is usually read by the upper

Newspaper classes, suggesting the decline could be due to
Readership
Decline technology - something lower classes…

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Representations in Mass Media

Stereotypes

Media representation refers to how a group is portrayed in the mass media whereas a
stereotype is an exaggerated representation of a group. Media representations can be
positive, such as disabled people being shown as brave, courageous and tough…

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Crime and Deviance in Mass Media

Deviancy Amplification
Criminal or Deviant Act

This is the process in which the extent and seriousness of deviant
behaviour is exaggerated. This creates a greater awareness and
Sensational News Report
interest in deviance which results in more deviance…

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