For us to understand the human nature in us to be drawn towards and purposely select media content, we must look at the explicit selective exposure process. The explicit selective exposure process can be something as simple as turning on the news when you get home from work or playing video games in order to distract yourself from homework for a little. These decisions could be made solely for amusement and made at the conscious level, but subconsciously it could be that it is just more familiar and more agreeable in our minds. My artifact for this blog is Fox…

Diffusion of innovations seeks to explain why, how, and at what rate new and innovative ideas are spread and adopted in regards to technology. These innovations hold on to some key features that keeps them in demand such as that new technology has to be technically superior to the previous model, the innovations have to stay consistent with existing values, cannot be too difficult to use, has to be out on display or have a way for customers to interact with it hands on, and finally the benefits need to be easy to percieve in order to intrigue people into…

For a long period of my life now, aside from cellphones, television has been the widest used platform for people to consume media. From the early 20’s through the 1940's, television was gaining mass notoriety, but the biggest issues with the television was affordability and mobility. Back then, television was very new content that originally composed of experimental broadcasts with an incredibly limited audience available to view it and now it is used in every common household across the world. …

When I think of politics and media, one of the largest examples that comes to mind is the recent 2016 presidential election between Donald trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Months before the election day, Hillary Clinton across almost all of the polls had as much as a 10% lead over Donald Trump, showing that it was no question as to who the next elected President of the United States would be. For Hillary to have that much of a gap over Donald Trump and lose the election was a harsh reality that many people did not believe…

The Media consistently reassures everyone that, no matter what channel they are, they are the only ones that tell the truth. The past couple of years have proven otherwise for the media channels who have repeatedly been caught reporting ethically wrong news, factually wrong news, and racially biased wrong news. For years now, the media has made a massive following in the music industry and the sports industry, both people would argue are primarily run and are influenced by African Americans in todays time. But, the media’s influence and persuasive power makes both of the industries look much more progressive…

Violence in the Media has been a very important and pressing topic as Psychologists have been studying its effects for a while now. Overall, violence in the Media has been overlooked by many other problems that we deem more important, such as sexuality or vulgar language, and remains to be a critical part in media communications. I would agree that Social Learning theory has a big role in the acceptance of the exposure of violence in the media. Exposure to violence in the media for such a long time leads to a widespread fear of meeting that same fear within…

Covid 19 has caused widespread panic and attention across the United States that led to many people quarantined in their homes. Covid 19 although is a very serious virus that has caused quite a few deaths within the United States, has turned into something more political rather than dangerous. Trump had created a Covid 19 task force, restaurants and bars closed nationwide, and the virus was one of the most important things talked about on the news. With how much influence and fear this virus projects, the numbers of those testing positive are dwindling since Trump made test results be…

During situations and events that cause widespread fear and awe, Media can play an incredibly important role in population management, dictating the messages that will be spread about the event, as well as updating the public on the current stance of the crisis itself. For example, Media is an incredibly useful tool when researching and new events arise for the California Wildfires. While staying on Social Media to update myself on the events, i noticed a little bit of the tactics that were used in different articles in order to update the nation on the statistics, missing persons reports, and…

Hi everyone, my name is Charlie Ertz and my favorite form of media would most likely be Sports broadcasting and coverage. No matter what form of social media you are on, there are always sections of those platforms that cover sports, making it very difficult to miss and aims to intrigue users to view their material. Businesses use a sort of “Mutual Causation Model” in order to encourage viewers to tune into the actual events they advertise. Being one of the leading money making industries in the world, it is often very difficult to find platforms or any forms of…

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