The most commonly discussed forms of bias occur when the media support or attack a particular political party, candidate, or ideology; however, other common forms of bias exist, including advertising bias, corporate bias, sensationalism. Advertising bias refers to when stories are selected to please advertisers; corporate bias refers to when stories are selected to please corporate owners of media; Sensationalism is a type of editorial bias in mass media in which events and topics in news stories and pieces are over-hyped to increase viewership or readership numbers. Sensationalism may include reporting about generally insignificant matters and events that don't
News corporations attract viewers’ attention in order to make money, basically benefiting themselves. Networks attract viewers to increase ratings, so that when they would get more advertisers, meaning more profit that they will obtain. News bias make audiences reflect upon the truth of the stories that are being portrayed. There are several deception stories in which the News denied on releasing these types of stories, but in truth, they really are exaggerated perspectives of their own. TV news simply reflects only on one side of the story, and leaves the viewer the other side of the story untold; this is the reason why TV news is biased.
Week 1: Chapter 1 Introduction Media Convergence in the Digital Era A Critical Approach A key reason for the recent rise of partisanship in today’s news media is economics. Newspapers and TV news have lost a lot of their audience to smartphones, social networks and the internet. Media must target smaller groups with shared interests (liberals, shopaholics, history buffs etc) to find an audience and advertisers economic incentives encourage the partisan divide (problems) to keep audiences attention and high ratings and viewers. More ads sell. this makes us question how trustable are news media really if all they want is ad money?
The portrayal of how citizens should triumph over an oppressive government and free the state from authoritarian shackles is a harshly debated topic both within academics and media. Hollywood, and other movie industries, generally adapts a more violent form of social movements and revolutions due to the fact that, generally, explosions & action scenes sell more than Indian workers on hunger strike. One of the newer blockbusters “V for Vendetta” had been fairly important icon many recent riots and social movements such as Arab Spring, Gezi Protests & Occupy Wall Street... Etc. In the movie, the main character,V, opposes the oppressive and authoritarian British government of 2020 (Smith 2006).
Why or why not? I do believe that the media especially the TV contribute to the socialization process in today’s life, for instance, the media has a lot of control over the socialization process. Let’s take a looks at the values of the society and we can all agree that the media has changed significantly over the past century in terms of sexual content, perfect example; I’m station here in Germany, this is a country where sexual movie(porn) and sexual commercial is allow on the national TV. People like me have to become accustom to programs like this, in the past; I believe program like this would have caused the TV station to be Bann or something. The media has helped to remold our social world.
This then makes us think that maybe the media and politicians see each other’s roles differently. So in assessing the media role I think we must first look at the relationships between the two factions. When looking at the media there are also a few sociological theories which I believe to be relevant. So then to assess the media’s role I believe that a brief look at the relationship between the two is necessary. The relationship then between the media and politicians according to Daniel Chandler, ‘The media and politicians have a love/hate relationship’.
Censoring needless material becomes an important decision for the government. In such cases media is the important target, since people learn and exhibit from media. Media plays an important role in influencing in both good and bad materials. It certainly depends on whether or not a person chooses to watch it. Even though there are advisories and warning before shows sometimes it has to do with addictiveness.
2012). The rise of social media’s influence on society also raises many concerns of the right to a fair trial, as previously known information may not be disregarded like it is supposed to be, opinions are created prematurely, and biases may be formed (Keyzer, Patrick and Johnston, Jane. 2011). Television and popular culture also has a huge effect in jury rooms, expectation are very unrealistic and based highly on American television (Farouque, Farah. 2012), sometimes referred to as the CSI effect.
The Tampering of Freedom of Speech In the Media Gilbert Anthony Martinez Charlotte Samuels Political Science 100 November 12, 2011 In this day and age of modern society dealing with an information based civilization, some people and agencies have a hard time with handling new and expressive forms of art and technological materials and due to this, our first amendment rights of freedom of speech are being violated unknowingly to many. We as a people are heavily influenced by the media and multimedia entities such as television, music, film/cinema, video games, the press, and of course the internet which is the fastest tool used in spreading information worldwide. With the extreme advances in technology and complexity, the world is now being exposed to new and astonishing mediums of art, expression, popular culture, and informative material that seem to anger the government, which in turn, policies supporting censorship are enforced or trying to become enforced. With the ever expanding process of technology innovation, these multimedia sources have gained more and more attention and are becoming increasingly more common. In terms of the general public, the media is most commonly understood or perceived as merely a means of entertainment.
“Conservative and popular press especially indulges in sometimes blatant ‘foreigner bashing’ and reproduction and affirmation of racial prejudice” (Van Dijk, 1999). There are individuals out there who use social media to their advantage by spreading their biased ethnic discriminatory beliefs. The individuals who usually have this power are the social elites and political leaders. Social media has been a community with an aim to communicate with others but to promote and influence ideas to the audience (Umi Digital, 2013). Ethnicity discrimination continues to spread in different conventions and an aim to end this is