Essays Tagged: "mainstream media"

"Revolution Girl-Style Now!"

y and empowering people to "do it yourself", creating a culture of their own when they see that the mainstream media does not reflect their concerns or provide outlets for their efforts. Riot Grrrl is ... only simply give their opinion (like I am) and it should be taken as such...(34)After the height of mainstream media coverage, many of the more productive and popular chapters such as Olympia and D.C. ...

(12 pages) 160 2 4.7 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Brainwashing American Democracy

els that are overwhelming them with advertisements, propaganda and changed or censored stories. The mainstream media is brainwashing American democracy.In a democracy, the supreme power is held by the ... merican democracy.Except for propaganda and censorship, sensationalism is a means often used by the mainstream media to distract peoples' attention from important news. In 2002 for example, while the ...

(3 pages) 104 1 2.3 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

This essay is about gay parenting.

people who were not parents said they would like to have children someday.Usually invisible in the mainstream media, lesbian and gay parents are generally perceived through myths and stereotypes that ...

(3 pages) 211 1 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

"A New Wave of Journalism" -- the positive effects of "public journalism."

A New Wave of JournalismA new movement against mainstream journalism, called "public Journalism," is doing away with sensationalized reporting and ... method into effect with great results. Through this paper's change it becomes obvious that today's mainstream media is less concerned about public needs and more worried about ratings and selling ent ... blic needs and more worried about ratings and selling entertainment. Public journalism has got the mainstream beat on terms of producing more facts and information, involving readers interactively, a ...

(2 pages) 56 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Mexican Americans.

ans. The term Mexican American, on the other hand, is commonly used in government documents, by the mainstream media, and by Mexican Americans in interactions with other ethnic groupsMexican Americans ...

(2 pages) 148 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Present Government and Bush

p to Iraq prompted predictable gushing from major media. As we head toward a presidential election, mainstream media and their pundits are telling us Bush will be difficult to beat. What mass media do ... d a country that did not attack us.The run-up to the Iraq war offers a case study in news bias: how mainstream media, especially television, were incapable of getting the truth out in the face of admi ...

(4 pages) 116 0 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

With particular reference to television news, assess the role that the mass media have in shaping "reality".

since the printing press and since newspapers started becoming commonplace. Since the beginnings of mainstream media those at the top have tried to shape our views through its use. I'm going to try an ... nd follows already perceived social norms). For example as Kellner (1995) points out only 1% of the mainstream television coverage of the 1991 Gulf War offered dissenting voices towards the war, yet t ...

(7 pages) 240 0 3.2 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Comparing and Contrasting Tracy McGrady and Steve Francis

It's amazing that the mainstream media can consider the recent trade between the Houston Rockets Steve Francis and the Orl ...

(2 pages) 19 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Genetically Modified Food

A global issue that has entered the mainstream media in alot of countries is GM (genetically modified) of food. A lot of food that we ea ...

(3 pages) 105 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Agriculture

Differences Between Mainstream Media and Aborginal Media

The Voice of the "Other": Paralleling Mainstream Media and Speaking for ThemselvesThe media is involved in the construction of reality thr ... an be accomplished through selective exposure, limited range of options, or established priorities. Mainstream media is just that. It is media that is produced by and for the mainstream culture and se ... nd for the mainstream culture and segmented even more into producing for target markets within that mainstream ideal. Relentlessly, the media ignores the voice of the "other" and sends only messages, ...

(4 pages) 27 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Euthanasia: Immoral or Merciful?

Many hot topics regarding morale obtain an ever-growing presence in mainstream media; euthanasia is one of the most controversial. Euthanasia is classified by the Webst ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Euthenasia


Black culture has been portrayed by mainstream media as negative, disrespectful, ignorant, and most of all violent. Television shows, ra ... ary to identify. Many positive aspects of black culture are abandoned, because of the feedback from mainstream media. Race relations during this time have changed and had a significant change on the b ... yed, big butt, and domestic workers. Another problem with the portrayal of the black culture by the mainstream media on television is they're used as token members of the white groups. These blacks le ...

(7 pages) 59 0 3.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Big 6 Media Conglomerates

ligopoly. I am sure that most people are unaware of the fact that only a few conglomerates dominate mainstream media. Nonetheless, it is clearly true—the nine current media conglomerates together ... basis of “quality” in and of itself seems to demand that we pander to the preferences of mainstream America. We can not guarantee that a program is accurate or valuable, but we can certainl ...

(2 pages) 24 0 4.3 Jun/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Asian American literature

they do not understand. Even the second generation immigrants cannot be accepted into the American mainstream. They are considered to be outsiders as their skin color is darker and their facial featu ... thize with their hardships. The phrase ¡°America for Americans¡± reveals the mainstream attitude toward the non-white immigrants. Most of the recently arrived immigrants are peo ...

(10 pages) 40 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

The history of electronic musical instruments

eurs and musicians alike, were making types and genres of music never heard before by anyone in the mainstream media.Therefore giving the average music listener a new musical experience. A description ...

(9 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Should You Hire a Hacker to Protect Your Computer Systems?

thers may be more keen to the idea because of a hacker's ability to bypass a system's security. The mainstream media often portrays hackers as shady individuals who break the law and who are capable o ... Lastly, to hack at something is to break it apart, to make it unusable. It may be difficult for the mainstream media to understand that there are differences between hackers and what they do. The term ...

(5 pages) 34 0 2.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science

Historical context of 1984-george orwell

84 eerily depicts where the world is going, where the truth is shunted and lies are promoted by all mainstream media. Perhaps one of the most powerful science fiction novels of the twentieth century, ...

(9 pages) 21 0 0.0 Jun/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The Great American Melting Pot

races found on various planets represented the diversity of cultures present on our own planet. The mainstream media really began to focus on the multiculturalism within the United States, though, in ...

(3 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Management