|Media Racial Bias : 9 pages in length. Given the
the press, one would think that reporting the facts would be
of utmost importance. However, the truth is often intermixed
with fiction, opinion and downright bias when it comes to the
media's interpretation of racial issues. The writer addresses
racial bias within the media, as well as cites substantiated
reasons for its existence. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Mass Media In Popular Culture : An
8 page paper on the
effects of mass media in society. The papers main topic is
how mass media can and does influence popular belief about
politics, people, and products. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
The Impact of the Media on Diplomacy
: This 11 page paper
considers the impact of the mass media on diplomacy, and
looks at incidences that include the Gulf War and the war in
Kosovo and how the media has shaped public perspectives
and diplomacy. This paper also considers the recent actions
by Jesse Jackson to gain the release of 3 American
servicemen and the roll that the media played in this
diplomatic effort. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Media & Politics / Politicians & Public Polls :
An 8 page
paper that explores the issue of "polls as oracles," and posits
that the media should take steps to improve their poll taking
abilities because of misleading results. The writer takes the
viewpoint of polls and how they affect political processes,
especially as they relate to politicians and smear campaigns
and how this relates to the public acceptance of those tactics
and poll results. The paper presents various examples of how
polling and smear campaigns have fared around the world,
but emphasis is on American politics and media.
Bibliography lists 9 sources. Campolis.wps
Public Polling & Surveys / The Use in the Media and
Impacts on Individual Decision-making : News media
organizations and politicians use public opinion surveys to
shape public perceptions and address their specific arguments.
One of the misnomers of American cultures is that the use of
these surveys represents an accurate and accountable view
of the opinions of the public as a whole, rather than just
representing the cumulative views of the individuals that the
survey studies. Both Floyd Fowler and Herbert Asher
address the issue of bias in surveys and public polling and this
8 page paper considers the arguments they present.
Bibliography lists 2 sources. Polling.wps
Generation X, The Media, & Voting : 10 pages in
FREE outline. In this argumentative essay, the writer posits
that "Generation X" is a generation motivated only by media
messages and romanced by marketing savvy. Using the
specific example of young people's inattention to politics, the
case is excellently argued that we vote only because of what
we learn through commercial sources. Bibliography lists 10
Flaneurs / Seeing the World, Effecting Change : A
research paper that explores the world of the modern flaneur.
The writer posits that the new adult generation (Generation
X) is composed of flaneurs, trained by visual and sound bites
to become the worlds spectators, and through follow-up
action, they effect a different world. The writer discusses the
effectiveness of this generation whose interest is in
information (peace) rather than technology (war). As
information is applied by this generation to artistic endeavors,
the author provides a history of flaneurs and their objective
and subjective purposes. Criticism of this generation by older
generations is presented, along with refuting arguments.
Bibliography lists 28 sources. Flaneur.wps
Televised Politics / Content Validity : A 10 page
argumentative essay which posits that although the format
and content of televised politics cannot be validated on the
point of quality, the issues raised promote discourse, which is
always a valid point. The paper explores the pros and cons of
televised political debates and advertisements and their
statistical influence on the audience, within the further
delineation that the medium is a rapid-information system
working on a passive audience. Bibliography lists 6 sources.