Mass Media Terms

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Someone/a group of people who decided what is going to appear in the mass media and what is not
Gatekeeper
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A wave of public concern about an exaggerated or imaginary threat to society, often created by media reporting
Moral Panic
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Over simplified, ill-informed generalisations of particular social groups who the media (and powerful people) wish to demonise
Folk Devil
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When the media use a group of people to divert attention from the main issue i.e. exploitation
Scapegoat
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Gender roles and perceptions are being shaken up
Genderquake
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The idea that a certain group (Men, women, the disabled...) are presented in a stereotypical way that is transmitted through the home and generations from the media
Hegemonic representation
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Often groups achievements are presented as less important and are never celebrated/included and are trivialised
Symbolic Annihilation
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The idea that a view or idea is effected by the time, period and situation that it is in
Social Construction
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The interconnectedness of societies
Globalisation
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When the public all have the same idea/ ideology on a topic
Collective Intelligence
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In which the audience take part in the creation of the media
Participatory Culture
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Ideas and values pumped through the media, from the ruling class
Ruling Class Ideology
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Globalisation has opened up national markets allowing companies to produce and distribute worldwide. This has created internal competition between media companies
TNC
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A wave of public concern about an exaggerated or imaginary threat to society, often created by media reporting

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Moral Panic

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Over simplified, ill-informed generalisations of particular social groups who the media (and powerful people) wish to demonise

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When the media use a group of people to divert attention from the main issue i.e. exploitation

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Gender roles and perceptions are being shaken up

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