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1. what is the preffered reading?

  • What the producer hopes the audiecne would take from the text.
  • when you prefer to read a book rather than a comic
  • when you have an opion over something rather the other
  • when you want it
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2. What is the cycle of moral panic?

  • A crisis happens.The public then becomes sensitive to the issue. Deviants in society are hunted to become scapegoats. The goverment adds defination to the issue and now appears to be fact. The deviant issue is escallated: there is panic in the public
  • sensification, amplificaiton, whitch hunt, pani and counter action.
  • counter action, panic, amplification, whitch hunt and sensificaiton.
  • a criis happens, whitch hunt, panic, counter action, sensification and amplificaition.

3. 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

4. what is the oppositional reading?

  • The audience may reject the preffered reading and recieve their own message.
  • when you take the preffered reading
  • the opposite reading
  • your own added values and opions

5. 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 creating mass hysteria
  • by having everyone quesiton their morals
  • by seeing whos the moral compass


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