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Media Influence: Part One
Transcript of Media Influence: Part One
Call of Duty- first person game where you play as a military soldier & use various weapons to kill your enemies
Broke the $400 million dollar mark in sales in North America and the UK on the first day of its release
Grand Theft Auto
Ratings on Games
What does this teach us? Violence is fun and amusing?
Black Ops Commercial
CST: Promotion of Peace, Stewardship of Creation Addiction to phones/Side effects of excessive phone use
Invasion of privacy (Paparazzi)/Death for the shot (Justin Bieber)
Prevent face-to-face communication
Waste time on frivolous activity
Alter children’s brains and behavior making them more prone to ADHD (Social Networking Article)
Expose users to predators like pedophiles and burglars
Spread false and potentially dangerous information
Personal Info, Identity theft, Hackers
Phishing, the act of attempting to acquire personal information for identity theft, increased 240% on social networking sites from 2008 to 2009 (Social Networking Article)
Is it consuming us? Our ability to interact? Allowing us to be original and creative?
CST:Community and the Common Good, Participation Perfect Body = Perfect Person
Benefits of style
Who generates this image?
The fashion industry has carved the "perfect" image into our brains, so we subconsciously think about it
Suicide, eating disorders
Victoria Secret Commercial
CST: Human Dignity, Stewardship of Creation Keep in touch
News, weather updates faster
Hobbies What is Media? Social Networks: Addiction Introduction: Purpose 5 Key Concepts of Media Studies: TV
Music To bring awareness of the media's impact on society. To bring up contraversal topics and generate discussion. To view the media with a critical eye. To provide possible solutions for the problems in the media.
When you are aware, you can better analyze situations and separate fact from fiction. Why do we need the Media? Purpose is to get you to vote for a certain candidate
How do they do this?
Put down other candidates
CST: Rights and Responsibilities, Role of Government “Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood” - Walt Disney
Dark Knight Rises Theater Mass Murder
“3 out of 4 teens say T.V shows and movies make it seem normal for teenagers to have sex” (Media Influence on Youth Article).
I Love Lucy TV Series
“4 year old kids have a greater chance of being bullies, when they are older if they watch a lot of T.V” (Teens and the Media).
Kids not knowing any better just want to imitate what they see on the T.V
Media shows violence is a successful way to solve problems. “Studies show that on the television, public enemies go unpunished 73 percent of the time” (Media Influence on Youth).
Hidden Messages in Movies
The Classification and Ratings Administration: Guidelines state that more than one use of strong language, or even one single use of strong language in a sexual sense, will earn that film an “R” rating.
CST: Human Dignity, Promotion of Peace "Whoever controls the media, controls the mind" -Jim Morrison
All Media are Constructions
The Media Construct Reality
Each medium has a unique form that communicates in different ways to different people
Media have commercial implication
Media contain ideological and value messages Music: Positive Media Impacts: Definition: Media: Communication channels through which news or promotional messages, etc. are spread.
It is not so much about the media, it is more about the people behind the media. "Awareness without action is worthless."
-Dr. Phil Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories... We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that's out there"
-Mark Zuckerberg Main Points: Main Points: What does music mean to you?
Listening to Music with my Parents
One Pound Fish
CST: Rights and Responsiblities, Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers Parable of the Rich Man- No man can serve two masters
False Advertising (Read the fine print)
Superbowl commercials- selling for up to $4 million this year vs. $3.5 million last year, cost of 30-second Super Bowl ad is growing at three to five times the rate in a decade according to a 10-year study by Kantar Media
Unnessary money spent
A picture tells 1000 words
CST: Human Dignity, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
New International Version (NIV)
The Parable of the Rich Fool
13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.”
14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.”
16 And he told them this parable: “The ground of a certain rich man yielded an abundant harvest. 17 He thought to himself, ‘What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.’
18 “Then he said, ‘This is what I’ll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store my surplus grain. 19 And I’ll say to myself, “You have plenty of grain laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry.”’
20 “But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’
21 “This is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich toward God.” News: Sensational reporting- most of the time it is negative stories
Why do you think that is?
Altered Stories- Telephone
CST: Rights and Responsibilities, Role of Government Self Expression
Messages inside movies
Informed, up to date
Home Security Systems