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    Mass Media Violence

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    Over the decades, the most noticeable event in the social atmosphere is the overabundance of mass media. In this new atmosphere, radio, television, movies, videos, video games, and computer networks have presumed vital roles in our daily lives and has led to consumers to believe that the media has a very powerful influence on mental and physical behavior. Unfortunately, the consequences of one specific component of the mass media exposure has largely negative effects on viewers’ and others’…

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    Circle Of Blame Analysis

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    your child 's school. He has been suspended again for violent behavior. You bring him home and proceed to yell at him, and penalize him by taking away his video games. While rambling on about his comportment, you accuse games such as Grand Theft Auto and Halo for bringing violent behaviors upon him. After a few weeks, your child receives his games back with a rigorous warning not to let it happen any more, and the cycle begins once again. The issue of Violence in the Media has become a go-to…

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    Violent video games, violent films, all of these are thought to be a unnatural cause to aggression in young adults and children. The real question on this topic, is the studies done on the subject correct. The topic has been around since violent television and other violent viewings was introduced to this country. Are there any real supported studies that can prove that violent media leads to aggression in life? Violence is not a new issue, it has always been around in humanity. But claims state…

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    behavior was alright, and never promoted the students to commit murder. The article on The Telegraph, Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive had some interesting conclusions. The study found that those who played video games for less than an hour a day were less likely to have problems with aggression than those who do not play video games at all. On the other…

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    parents that too much television is bad for your kids. McCall says that recent studies confirm that kids who are saturated with television are damaged in many ways. McCall also states that kids who absorb a lot of media whether it be television, video games, or the internet are less likely to do well in school, less well-adjusted socially, and more likely to be overweight than kids who are low users of media. A separate study at the University of North Carolina found 12- to 14-year olds who…

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    In the American new industry, the journalism field competes to cover the newest and most interesting story. One of the focal points of media coverage revolves around who can gather the information and publish it first. Additionally, the media feels a necessity to maintain the viewers’ interests in order to receive better institutional rankings. Furthermore, news stations will often display graphic images of unfortunate events in an attempt to introduce emotions to its views. Nevertheless, these…

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    Dawn Of The Dead

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    Have you seen movies like, Dawn of The Dead (2004 film), and 28 Days Later? Or played video games like Resident Evil, causing you to witness average people manifest into flesh eating zombies. Did you ever wonder, “Could something like this really happen?” while watching these events unfold right in front of you. Well, let me be the first to say that I have. In fact, after watching Dawn of The Dead, for the first time as a fifth grader, I was afraid to go to sleep. Thinking I might wake up and…

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    First of all, people who are responsible for vicious crimes may gain a lot of publicity from the media despite the fact that only a very miniscule percentage of mentally ill people actually are violent. This may give the impression that all mentally ill people are violent which is false. Since the media tends to focus mainly on sensational news stories, to increase their ratings, mentally ill people can easily gain a lot of publicity in a very short time. Some violent crimes that are seen are…

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    There is nothing more sacred to the maintenance of democracy than a free press. News propaganda is propaganda disguised as credible news. According to Dr. Cynthia Boaz of truth-out.org, “Fox News is known to use propaganda to ‘brainwash’ their viewers by using a certain fourteen propaganda techniques.” News propaganda can be motivated by national security reasons, sometimes in times of war. Americans spend about 50 hours a week using different kinds of social media. However, our literacy levels…

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    Violence can cause desensitization, which can cause the victim to think that violence isn’t wrong, or even cause the victim to become violent or abusive themselves. In addition, violence can cause or worsen the effects of mental illness, contribute to low self esteem, increase the risk of substance abuse/ addictive behaviours, and increase the risk of the victim being suicidal or self harming. If one of those things impacts the victim, there is a higher chance of the other effects affecting the…

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