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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 your morals are questioned
  • when you start to get hot and clammy as your stressed
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2. However what is the main issue of this cycle?

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

3. what is the preffered reading?

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

4. how does this theory work?

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

5. what is the oppositional reading?

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


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