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Lecture 2

Week 2 Pt 2

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SOC 2070
Linda Hunter

thJanuary 16 Lecture Pt 2 News Programming Displacement Effect and Mean World Syndrome y Erickson says a considerable portion of what we call news is devoted to reports about deviant behaviour and its consequences y Putnam argues that television is to blame for the crisis that affects civic life y a Displacement effectswatching great amounts of television and internet time means spending less time with other activities y b Mean World SyndromeHeavy TV and internet viewers see the world asa more violent place than it is Mean World Syndrome y Term Coined by George Gerbner to describe a phenomenon whereby violencerelated content of mass media makes viewers believe that the world is more dangerous than it actually is y Handful of global conglomerates have a great deal to sell y Newer technologies allow more spread of messages y Hypodermic Modelpeople are injected with appropriate messages and ideas constructed by the media y The way devia
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