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1. What is moral panic

  • to do with the dealing of violence and drama in the media.
  • when your morals are questioned
  • when you start to get hot and clammy as your stressed
  • when your morals are questioned
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2. how does this theory work?

  • the media uses a scapegoat in order to manipulate and purusade their audience to a certain motion. Disportionate responces by the public are seen as endangering the social values. Therefore sollutions must be found to prevent mass hysteria.
  • by seeing whos the moral compass
  • by creating mass hysteria
  • by having everyone quesiton their morals

3. what is the negoitionted reading??

  • Acknowledge the preffered reading but modfying it to their own values and reads.
  • when you change it.
  • when you get the producer's hoped view on the text
  • when you adapt it to your own values and opions

4. How does the "reception theory" work?

  • Based on Stuart Hall's encoding and decoding of the media which is used to explain the relationship between the text and the viewer. The text is encoded by the director and decoded by the viewer.
  • by holding a large reception with figer sandwhiches and cocktail drinks.
  • by seeing how the audience reacts to the film.

5. However what is the main issue of this cycle?

  • The real problem is never realy solved.
  • not all events occour in this order.
  • it's often moral angst rather tham moral panic
  • the idea of labeling people in society.


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