Sociology- MASSMEDIA

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Media/mass media
any form of communication, either written or technological, that is invented to allow transmission to many people
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stereotype
a generalised view of what something or someone typically is
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roles
the pattens of behaviour we can expect from people in different positions of society
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convergence
the coming together of different forms of media
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self-censorship
when the audience is expected to police and monitor all necessary restrictions on the freedom of speech
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interactivity
audience participation in the creation of media
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intertextuality
media that is about other media
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globalisation
the opening up of the world economically through production and consumption
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selection
the choices made in the creation of the media
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bias
the deliberate or actual distortion or partial reporting of reality
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editor
a person who decides on the final content of any media product
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gatekeeper
a label for the editors and creators of media as they are the people who decide which ideas/stories make it through to publication
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censorship
restrictions on the freedom of speech
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agenda setting
the media deciding which subjects are appropriate for the news or for discussion
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news values
the media's decision that stories are worthy of being called news
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audience
those who receive the media
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media effects models
the different theories of how the media can effect its audience
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moral panic
when the media causes a group, person or situation to become seen as a threat to society
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a generalised view of what something or someone typically is

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stereotype

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the pattens of behaviour we can expect from people in different positions of society

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the coming together of different forms of media

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when the audience is expected to police and monitor all necessary restrictions on the freedom of speech

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