The media plays a crucial role in forming and reflecting public opinion. It is even said to be a "mirror" and "molder" of public opinion, meaning that the public copies or follows as well as assembles thoughts and judgments through the media and the information it displays. Fahrenheit 9/11 and Fahernhype 9/11 both contain information that have mirrored and molded the opinions of the American public on the Bush Administration and the War on Terrorism. Both films give complete opposite viewpoints and two very distinct messages that Americans have used to form opinions.
Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 gives a very harsh critique of George W. Bush, his administration and the War on Terrorism. At the beginning of the film, Moore displays President Bush as being irresponsible and very unproductive during the first months of his presidency before the September 11th attacks. He describes Bush as having no clue what actions to take after learning of the attacks without being told by advisors, and frankly makes President Bush look like an idiot. He also states that the media did not provide accurate details of what led to the invasion of Iraq and that there is any reason not to believe that the government and several large companies used a tragic attack on civilians as a reason to go to war so that they could make a profit. The film is indeed very one sided and strongly against the actions of President Bush and his administration. After watching the film and seeing the President and our government portrayed in a very negative way you almost can't help but question whether or not our government is always looking out for the best interests American citizens or for themselves and the big businesses associated with them.
Farenhype 9/11 provides information countering the viewpoint in Moore's film. It makes the public aware of the other side's opinion and tries to display Michael Moore as a liar. The film shows not only Republicans, but also Democrats disagreeing with the...
...Media Influences on PublicOpinion:
Cars and the Ideology of their Advertisements
Advertising messages are everywhere. We see them in our morning newspapers, on the billboards we see on our way to work, and even in the magazines we read. They are impossible to miss and we are constantly influenced by their messages even when we do not realize it. One such message was in this month’s Cosmopolitan magazine. The advertisement attempts to persuade the reader to buy a 2013 Ford Escape. The words and the pictures in the ad are innocent enough at first glance, but it is important for a reader to consider what can be construed from taking in more than the literal message found there. The message contains denotations, connotations and a dominant ideology that is important to consider when one attempts to make sense of the true effect of today’s advertising on society.
Ford’s advertisement features three different shaped and sized photos. The first picture captures the inside of the vehicle from the rear view. It depicts a large, clean and well lighted interior space. The second picture is taken along what appears to be a country road with trees and mountains. The sun is rising just above the trees and is shining right into the camera, causing the eye to be drawn to its rays. The third and biggest picture shows a Ford Escape parked in front of a very large and modern home. There is a young, white woman with her hands full swiping her...
According to Forcucci (1984), "folk music has been with us since the dawn of history" (p. 16). However, it was not until the early 1900s that scholars began to consider folk music as a legitimate facet to be studied as a part of a culture. The definition of folk music has undergone debate for many years.
A broad general definition of "folk" music is that it is music of the "folk" or of the people.
These folk are sometimes identified as the rural or peasant people of a country (Nettl & Myers, 1976), although Rhodes (1966) believed that folk music exists in all classes of society. Sometimes the folk are considered a particular ethnic group or nationality (Nettl & Myers, 1976).
Folk Media is the creative dissemination of information through cultural and performance arts. In traditional societies, folk media: drama, skits, poems, stories, riddles, songs and dance have been popularly and successfully used to disseminate messages and even to pass on wisdom of older generations to the youth.
In different societies the use of folk media is seen in circumcision, betrothal and marriage ceremonies, cleansing and funeral rituals and in all forms of entertainment and festivals. Today the same media can be used for community motivation, mobilizing support and participation in programmes and at the same time for entertainment.
Folk and traditional media have some salient...
...Response on-Public schools play a key rolePublic schools is also refer to primary or secondary schools mandated for or offered to all children without charge, funded in whole or in part by taxation. It may also refer to public institutions of post-secondary education funded and overseen by the government from around the world. In Malaysia however it is also the most important steps of education for majority of the students in Malaysia. It is the genesis for most of the knowledge, experience, education obtained by the students. Which is why it plays a key role in student development. For that itself to happen the public schools must retain the key traits that makes a public school such a nice place to learn for the students. And here are some of the reasons why?
Firstly, the subjects available for the students must be limited in both the primary and secondary school. Which is five for the primary school for example: English, Malay, Science, Geography & Mathematics. Whereas in secondary school subjects from primary schools must be carried on to secondary schools including the extra two subjects that must be emphasized which is History and Living Skills. All those subjects will allow the students to chase after their preferred occupation in the near future and become the next leader for tomorrow.
Secondly, teachers also...
...The RoleMediaPlays in the Perception of Women
Today’s world of media is full of thin attractive models. From fashion magazines, advertisements, movies, and television shows; the images of the women in the spot light are young, attractive, and at a weight that is below the average “real-life” size. Many of the images within the media set beauty expectations that are unrealistic. The development of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction in women is on a rise as the media continues to focus on the “ideal” woman.
In the much of the world there is value in the idea that thinness in women is considered beautiful. Many women partake in unhealthy dieting and dangerous surgical procedures just to become the symbol of beauty. By the young age of six or seven more than 40% of young girls say they are happier when on a diet, by the age of seventeen 78% of young women are already at a point in their life where they say they “hate their bodies” (Baran, 2012). Mothers do not teach young girls that fat is bad and being thin is good. The perception of women through media is what is embedded into children’s minds at such young ages. Heroines in many of movies children watch, or the love interests of the hero, are portrayed as tall, beautiful, and thin (Baran, 2012). These images stick into the conscious, or unconscious, minds of young women at the...
...Active use of the Internet and participation in social media groups have been recognized as by the US Congress as powerful means of helping people to avoid being victimized by advance fee loan scams and other types of financial fraud.
Social media is a powerful force, reaching millions of people. The user-friendly design of the major social networking groups encourages users from all age groups and skill sets to communicate and to share information. That is exactly why social media has attracted the attention of government officials and consumer advocate organizations as a tool in the fight against advance fee loan scams. Knowledge is the best protection a person has against this type of financial predator. Social mediaplays two very important roles in raising public awareness by helping spread loan scam knowledge far and wide.
Advance fee loan scams, as recently reported by DirectLendingSolutions.com, continue to evolve, shifting their form, gathering a phony aura of legitimacy from what is in the public eye. When the government got involved in trying to help ease the foreclosure crisis, for example, advance fee loan modification scams began to proliferate. The site has been publishing people's loan scam experiences since 2007, and reading those first hand experiences clearly demonstrates that despite shifts in form and detail, the fundamental structure of an...
...about publicopinion through polling, which asks people their views and then compiles the results. Politicians and pundits in many countries rely on publicopinion polls, and the media frequently reports on polls. Sampling a subset of the population allows pollsters, or the people who create and take the polls, to get a sense of overarching concerns and interests within a large population. Rather than polling every citizen, an expensive and time-consuming process, polls use samples. Pollsters hope that the opinions of the sample accurately reflect the population as a whole. Just as one does not need to taste every bite of stew to know that it needs more salt, one need not poll every person to learn publicopinion.
Publicopinion is the aggregate of individual attitudes or beliefs. Publicopinion can also be defined as the complex collection of opinions of many different people and the sum of all their views, or as a single opinion held by an individual about a social or political topic. The meaning of publicopinion has changed dramatically over time. Political scientist Susan Herbst writes that "Formalized tabulation of political opinions began in the city-states of ancient Greece, where elections...
...In today's society, publicopinion polls are used to defend and argue against almost every imaginable issue. They are used to determine who is the leading candidate in elections, if the people support those they do elect, if movies, television and other media products are any good, or at least desirable and they determine what kind of products we as consumers want to purchase, also to determine the presidential approval rating. The only problem with these polls is that they don't always express the public's true opinion. That is one of the many argument that Carl Cannon makes. Today more than ever the government has been relying on polls taken by the people to run the country. In Carl M. Cannon's article called Hooked on Polls, he writes about the concerns he has for today's government and how it runs. He believes that publicopinion polls are dominating issues for our country. Which means that the government is relying on publicopinion polls way too much. The number of polls used by politicians is very high, which are used to run our government, and the effects from it can be very negative.
The government that we have right now is a representative democracy where elected officials govern the people and the people do not directly vote on the issues. The elected officials decide and vote on issues and will hopefully represent the people in which he or she was...
MASS MEDIA’S INFLUENCE ON PUBLICOPINION
Department of Social Sciences, SZABIST Islamabad
Sir Imran Ghaznavi
Ayesha Mumtaz Ali
December 5th, 2013
STATEMENT OR RESEARCH QUESTION
How the mass media affects or plays arole in making publicopinion.
The qualitative method of research has been used for the work. Articles of different newspapers, research papers and books are reviewed.
OBJECTIVE OF THE RESEARCH
To find out the influence of mass media over publicopinion. And how those opinions are incorporated socially, politically, economically and religiously in the societal setup?
The report forms its basis on the topic which was selected by me members. I have put a great deal of hard work into this report, to make it not just a piece of paper, but recognizing the idea that The influence of the mass media on public perception is widely acknowledged, yet few know the incredible degree to which this occurs.
The report brings the subject to the limelight, where mass media which is a very wide area of study has been studied as to how it effects the...