Media Theories & Issues and Debates

A quiz designed to test your knowledge of the theories & Issues and Debates that are relevant for the A2 paper.

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1. Medurst (1995) suggested that...

  • Stereotypes can be seen as a type of media shorthand so that texts can communicate information to the audience quickly
  • a stereotype can be created and controlled by the identified social group
  • Stereotypes are about power, with those whose are in power stereotyping those without power
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2. How many issues and debates are there?

  • 8
  • 10
  • 7
  • 11

3. Dyer also had a theory in which of these topics?

  • Feminism
  • Celebrities
  • Moral Panics

4. Liberal Pluralism...

  • suggests the idea that media products are subject to the wishes of the audience
  • suggests the idea that the media manipulates the audience to prevent rebellion
  • Suggests the idea that government contrainsts and concerns don't limit the inclusiveness of the media

5. The post-feminist theory, Butler (1995) argued that gender is physically rather than socially construed

  • False- the opposite is true
  • True- gender roles were found to be uninfluenced by the media


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