Media, Information and Technoculture 2100F/G EXAM REVIEW.docx

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Media, Information and Technoculture
Course
Media, Information and Technoculture 2100F/G
Professor
All Professors
Semester
Spring

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MIT2100EXAMREVIEWREVIEWFROMMIDTERMNeoliberalismEconomicliberizationfreetradeopenmarketsprivatizationderegulationmoreprivatesectorlesspublicsectorReaganThatcher80sLiberalPluralismacceptadvancedcapitalistsocietydontadvocatereformroomforeveryonetinkernotchangeallweneedtofixoursocietyismoreefficientcommunicationPoliticalEconomistThinkscommunicationisgooddoesntmeanfixingwilloccurMarketModeldominantintodayssocietyprofitdrivenonedollaronevotedualproductmarketweaspeoplearecommoditiesJaniceFacedMediaIndustryCivicdutytoinformandeducatepublicEconomicDutyentertainandproduceaudienceLiberalismTogivefreestatustoPoliticalLiberalismtosucceedeveryonemusthavelegalrighteveryoneneedsfairaccesstosucceedstatehelpingtomakeupforunbalancesieWeallhavelegalrighttogotouniversitywedontallhavethemoneyKeynesintroducedstimuluspackagesduringthegoldenageofcapitalismSoundBiteSocietymediumisthemessagemediumchangestoadaptmediainsocietyieNewsshortenedtoaccommodatemoreadvertisementsstoriesshortedtofitinallottedtimedetailsperspectiveslostLibertarianismExtremeneoliberalismnolawsnogovwildwestKeynesiemsmeanttoassisteconomypeopleshouldneverbesopoortheycannotaffordtocontributetoeconomybenefiteveryoneEconomicLiberalismequalityofopportunitynotequalityofoutcomesbiggovernmentisabadideaNeoliberalismNeoliberalCapitalismreduceandcontrolinflationtoprotectwealtheliminateentitlementsfamiliesfendforthemselvesattendtotheneedsofsuppliersnotconsumersLaissezFaireCapitalismleavecorporateenterprisealonewealthwilltrickledownintoeconomymorewealthmorejobstotalderegulationNeoliberalismPhilosophyliberatingindividualentreprenuralfreedomandskillsininstitutionalframeworkcharacterizedbystrongprivatepropertyrightsfreemarketsfreetradeabsenceofgovernmentinterventionFebruary 26 how the media business influences society I United StatesLectureIs there a difference between the influence of corporate media and public mediaHow is TV supposed to influence society thThe 4 Estate In early modern Europe1Clergy2The Nobility3The Commons All 3 estates had a vested interest in assuring the Monarch provided good governance to allthToday Mass Media is the 4 Estate oKeeps government corporate sector and civil society honestThe Question BecomesoInside dual product media markets how well can newspapers and broadcasters do their jobs thas representing values of the 4 estate when mass media is flooded by advertisersCommercial NewsFocuses on drama in the news for a better profit margin247 news cycle lands to the cultivation of drama lots of conjecture heated argumentsPress releases are less expensiveHeavy reliance on press releases rather than careful investigative reporting No money for investigative reportingNegativity heavy shocking depressing lower esteem of watchers so they cannot make informed decisions fall into laps of advertisers OR banal omg puppies As a result of negativity viewers become exhausted voters learn to dislike change more likely to buy product when demoralizedEvents instead of issuesPersonalities instead of politicsBoorstin Psuedo event Kims DiverseFragmentation and superficialityEpisodic approach to newsCitizens dont feel up to participating in public lifeLack of relevance focus on insider politicsStrategy over substance game of politics not purposeEnd result news does little to help teach citizens about how government works or why they should careInfotainmentdoesnt explainthere are conflictswhylack of background info cant keep upOutfoxed Rupert Murdochs War on JournalismRuperts Media hits 42 Billion Peopleo34ths of total population of worldFox demonstrates environment of fearoconstantly monitoredofear of homosexualityofear of warMemos distributed daily on
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