Mass Media – A Major Shaper of Public Opinion

Introduction Human society is a rather complicated phenomenon that is affected by numerous factors. Politics, economy, the social sphere of human life, etc. are all the factors that condition the development of society. However, with the wide spreading of globalization the role of information, and consequently mass media, has been...

Electronic Games Which Effect on Children’s Health

Introduction Electronic, Video and computer games have become extremely popular among people and children from different age groups. These games are collectively called as ‘Gaming’ and the gaming industry is worth more than 46.5 billion USD in 2008. The gaming industry seems to be research proof since the industry has...

Does Online Networking Make One Become Anti-Social?

Social networking has been a growing trend globally, since the advent of the internet. When computers first became personal and the internet was being experimented with by skeptical users, the important utility of communication online began to get popular. People started using programs such as MIRC and AOL to talk...

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Television Show

In the realm of television, the best shows usually find themselves spinning off their most popular supporting characters into their own programs. In the case of CSI however, the whole show premise became so popular that the producers decided that it would be best for them to spin off the...

News Value. Criteria of News Value

Introduction All kinds of events continuously take place all over the world but only some of these events become news. Newspapers and other news media have only limited space and time and hence cannot report every event that takes place in a community, city or country or the world. Hence...

Poverty Events, Influences and Decisions

Introduction Poverty is equivalent to powerlessness. People that live in poverty are not able to educate their children; the children therefore cannot read or write. When they are sick, they cannot afford to go to hospital. Poverty leads people to live in unhealthy conditions and suffer from illnesses caused by...

Gay Marriage in “Milk” Film by Gus Van Sant

Introduction Milk is a 2008 biographical motion picture by Gus Van Sant that presents a chronological view of the life of gay rights activist and politician, Harvey Milk. The movie presents a neutral perspective of the hardships that Harvey Milk had to go through and allows the audience a chance...

Tourism. Food and Wine Festival in Australia

Introduction Food has great relevance and importance in history even when related to religion and rituals it has its own distinct significance. The history of food confirms that the first few eatables discovered by man were water and then shell fish or any other kind of fish. Then came eggs...

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” by David Yates

When it comes to the movies of recent origin that are known to the wide public, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the first that I can think of. In this part of the movie Harry Potter story which earlier seemed to be never-ending looks like gradually...

“Government and Politics Today” by Stephen Schmidt

The program, which I would like to discuss, is called The OReilly Factor. It is considered to be one of the most influential political shows in the country. As a rule, its host Bill Reilly is trying to be impartial, however in this case, one could hardly speak of any...

“The Lost Tomb of Jesus” by Simcha Jacobovici

It can be established as a tendency for people to undermine certain beliefs in what is popular and commonly known. When it comes to world figures in general and religion in particular, there is no figure more popular than Jesus Christ. The controversial documentary film “The Lost Tomb of Jesus”...

Censorship: the Problem of Censoring

When a publisher refuses to publish the book just because it does not correspond to the norms of morality, it may be acknowledged as censorship. Sometimes the editor considers that the writer’s ideas are not relevant and he/she must make the necessary amendments. Strange it might seem, some regard it...

YouTube and Metacafe in User-Generated Sub-Industry

People creation industry began to be one of the dominant affairs in the Internet world. The information in the Internet is various and people try to create separate sites, user-generated sites, where the most interesting information can be found. The most popular sites, which are structured in the group of...

Cinemas and Culture. Discussion of Readings and Films

The reading, ‘Culture and Communications’ by O’Connor and Downing (1995) was really fascinating to me. Culture as a phenomenon has always existed since time immemorial and it is one aspect of life that never stops to amaze me. This is because the world is made up of different communities and...

Approaches to Media: Audiences and Effects

The paper is an essay that discussed the Topic Approaches to the media; Audiences and Effects. The essay begins with a short introduction about various medias and its impact on the public. The essay includes descriptions about the public Medias such as television, the internet, computer games and other electronic...

Mass Media: Aspects and Relationship to Criminology

Mass media is the means of communicating with large sections of society using newspapers, magazines, radio, television, films, the internet and any other communication tools. In today’s wired world, mass media is all-pervasive and available round the clock, making it a potent phenomenon, which has far-reaching effects on society covering...

Corporate Media and Journalism Decline

Discussion In recent years, the corporate media business has changed much when we examine its structures and strategies. The media companies have benefited from these changes in market terms insofar as they have produced large profits. On the other hand, the same changes have resulted in the consolidation of media...

Case Analysis of La Presse

Introduction The entire world has been taken over by a storm; a media storm. A revolution that has left us waiting with bated breath just ready to be swept aside. As time progresses we are caught in awe as each medium is updated and modified by subsequent changes. From the...