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Aspects of the Mass Media : 8 pages worth of short essays on the mass media; its history and development. Specifically covered are : books, magazines, journalism, TV, radio, syndication, and more. All information from notes and films. No bibliography. Mdiajrnl.wps

Two Revolutions In Sharing Information—The Printing Press & The Internet :
A five page paper discussing and comparing the invention of the printing press with the "invention" of the Internet. Both creations have had enormous impact on human communication. Quite literally, humanity had and has never seen something like it before. Bibliography lists six sources. Press.wps

The Media & Foreign Policy : A 15 page paper discussing the role the media plays in the development and implementation of foreign policy throughout the world. Examples of where it obviously has had an influence, as well as where it has overstepped the boundaries of authority are noted. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Medfor.wps

Book Analysis / Understanding Media: An 8 page paper giving a critical review of Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media. The writer describes McLuhan's theories and argues critical points. McLuhan.wps

Marshall McLuhan & the Internet as Global Village : It can be argued that author Marshall McLuhan was a man before his times, and his social perspectives on the emerging trends in technological development and man’s interactions with the media were considered copious at best when he developed his premises in the early 1960s. But the transformation of the world through the integration of the media and technology and the emergence of the Internet as the foremost component of the global community underscores the primary arguments that McLuhan developed. This 6 page paper considers the major premises of McLuhan and then reflects the nature of current society and the impacts of McLuhan’s early predictions. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mcluhan2.wps

Media Imperialism : This 12 page paper looks at the subject and highlights the influences of television, radio and film. The term is defined and discussed, concluding that while media imperialism is present today, it is highly overemphasized. Bibliography lists 11 sources. SAMedia.wps

Can Broadcast Media Reject Ads ? : A 6 page essay detailing arguments concerning whether or not broadcast media (Tv, radio, etc;) should be allowed to reject advertisements based upon their content. (Comm/Media, Law, and Advertising). Bibliography lists 12 sources. Broamark.wps

Broadcast Media Advertising / The Choice To Ban Ads? : 12 pages in length. Advertising is a company's primary means by which to sell its product; without television or radio advertising, businesses would have significantly less ability to successfully market their wares. However, there are guidelines even for such a seemingly innocuous concept as plugging one's product, for the advertising industry has become a well-versed and slick operation all its own. Through the years, a distinctive trend has been established with regard to the various methods advertisers employ in order to outshine the competition. Some of these practices are looked upon as being instrumental within such a cutthroat environment; others, however, are viewed as inappropriate and unacceptable. The writer discusses the fact that while the broadcast media are the focal points for such a vast array of advertising techniques, they does not reserve the right to censor public consumption. Bibliography lists 7 sources. BroadBan.wps

Marketing And Television : This 10 page paper focuses on advertising promotion as it pertains to television. Several aspects are examined including the use of music and lyrics in different cultures. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Marktv.wps

Discrimination Against Women in Broadcasting : A 10 page literature review on the instant subject, exploring issues of workforce statistics, discrimination against women broadcasters, and discrimination against storylines of women in broadcasting--including appearance and subject matter. The paper also discusses the "hidden" women in broadcasting--technicians. Bibliography lists 18 sources. Broadwom.wps

Media Messages : This 3 page paper examines the effect media messages may have on the general public. The view is that advertising has a limited influence on behavior as confirmed by studies. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Medmess.wps

Compromised Media / The Case Against the Tabloidizaton of the "Legitimate" Press : A 16 page research paper which posits that the media has compromised itself by going to bed with politicians. The writer discusses the media’s degraded position in regard to public trust, and blames its position on a lack of vision which ranges the Kennedy, Reagan, and Clinton administrations. Based on Reagan’s example and the media’s response to it, the writer uses a "cowboy" metaphor to describe the relationship between the media and politicians. The writer lists specific threats to the news media and also provides solutions. Bibliography lists 25 sources. Cnmedpol.wps

Media Bias : The subject is covered by focusing on a New York Times article published shortly after the Abner Louima incident in Brooklyn. This 6 page analysis suggests that, although this Haitian immigrant was brutalized, it was unfair for media to blame the police without adequately exploring the case. Other cases are mentioned in the discussion. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mediabia.wps

Media Bias # 2 : This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the premise that media is biased. It concludes that although there is less objectivity in reporting today, there is not a particular slant as often charged. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Medbias.wps

Media Racial Bias : 9 pages in length. Given the power of the press, one would think that reporting the facts would be of utmost importance. However, the truth is often intermixed with fiction, opinion and downright bias when it comes to the media's interpretation of racial issues. The writer addresses racial bias within the media, as well as cites substantiated reasons for its existence. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Mrbias.wps

Mass Media In Popular Culture : An 8 page paper on the effects of mass media in society. The paper’s main topic is how mass media can and does influence popular belief about politics, people, and products. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Massm.wps

Media & Politics / Politicians & Public Polls : An 8 page paper that explores the issue of "polls as oracles," and posits that the media should take steps to improve their poll taking abilities because of misleading results. The writer takes the viewpoint of polls and how they affect political processes, especially as they relate to politicians and smear campaigns and how this relates to the public acceptance of those tactics and poll results. The paper presents various examples of how polling and smear campaigns have fared around the world, but emphasis is on American politics and media. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Campolis.wps

Public Polling & Surveys / The Use in the Media and Impacts on Individual Decision-making : News media organizations and politicians use public opinion surveys to shape public perceptions and address their specific arguments. One of the misnomers of American cultures is that the use of these surveys represents an accurate and accountable view of the opinions of the public as a whole, rather than just representing the cumulative views of the individuals that the survey studies. Both Floyd Fowler and Herbert Asher address the issue of bias in surveys and public polling and this 8 page paper considers the arguments they present. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Polling.wps

Generation X, The Media, & Voting : 10 pages in length plus FREE outline. In this argumentative essay, the writer posits that "Generation X" is a generation motivated only by media messages and romanced by marketing savvy. Using the specific example of young people's inattention to politics, the case is excellently argued that we vote only because of what we learn through commercial sources. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Generxvo.wps

Flaneurs / Seeing the World, Effecting Change : A 25 page research paper that explores the world of the modern flaneur. The writer posits that the new adult generation (Generation X) is composed of flaneurs, trained by visual and sound bites to become the world’s spectators, and through follow-up action, they effect a different world. The writer discusses the effectiveness of this generation whose interest is in information (peace) rather than technology (war). As information is applied by this generation to artistic endeavors, the author provides a history of flaneurs and their objective and subjective purposes. Criticism of this generation by older generations is presented, along with refuting arguments. Bibliography lists 28 sources. Flaneur.wps

Televised Politics / Content Validity : A 10 page argumentative essay which posits that although the format and content of televised politics cannot be validated on the point of quality, the issues raised promote discourse, which is always a valid point. The paper explores the pros and cons of televised political debates and advertisements and their statistical influence on the audience, within the further delineation that the medium is a rapid-information system working on a passive audience. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Candatv.doc

To What Extent Should Media Manipulate Presidential Politics ? : In 3 pages, the author discusses the role of the media in presidential politics. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Towhat.wps

Reagan / Media & The Polls : A 12 page research paper that discusses Reagan’s influence on the press corps and its effects in the elections and the polls despite the unpopularity of his fiscal policies among many citizens. The paper posits that both the public and the media suffered from Reagan’s administration, and that his media legacy has also contributed to other unfavorable results for the current presidency and the media as well. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Reagmed.wps

1992 Presidential Campaign Rhetoric : A 10 page paper exploring the 1992 presidential campaign, its rhetoric and its strategies regarding communication with the public through interaction with the press. Emphasizes that it is effective communication, most of which reaches the public through the press, that determines our political leaders and gives numerous examples of the communications strategies used by Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ross Perot. Bibliography lists 6 sources. 1992prec.wps

Spiral Of Cynicism: The Press And The Public Good : A 7 page synopsis of the book "Spiral of Cynicism: The Press and the Public Good" by Joseph N. Cappella & Kathleen Hall Jamieson. The subject of this book is the media’s portaryal of political issues which, more often than not, result in an attitude of cynicism on behalf of the viewer. The authors illustrate how this is done through a selective framing which revolves around the cynical impression of any given poltiical situation. No additional sources cited. Spiralcy.wps

Analysis of How the Media Portrayed the Clinton / Lewinsky Affair : This 9 page report discusses the politics of the media in its coverage of the President Clinton Monica Lewinsky affair. Issues of news vs. propaganda, gender, the role of the media in the larger story, and other "newsworthiness" aspects are commented on. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Clintlew.wps, Clinmedi.wps

Executive Press Censorship & War / Adding Salt To The Wound? : 7 pages in length. There were three primary concerns for instituting executive press censorship during Operation Desert Storm: the questionable tactics the media use to purportedly report the truth; the very real chance of classified information reaching enemy hands; and the ever present possibility of reporters getting harmed or even killed while covering the front lines. These issues are significant to the field of communications law, because they represent the sanctity of privacy that is so instrumental in the overall safety of wartime activities. The writer addresses these three issues as they pertain the censorship implementation. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Warpress.wps

Comparing CBS and NBC News on the Peace Talks Following the Iraq Bombings (1999) : This 5 page report discusses and compares the news coverage provided by two of the top news organizations in the United States. How were they similar and in what significant ways did they differ? No sources cited. CBSNBC.wps

Martin Luther King Jr. / The Impact of the Electronic Media : An 8 page overview of the importance of the electronic media in the life and accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Asserts that Dr. King utilized both the media and timing to his advantage. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Elecmed.wps

Evolution Of Digital Communication : A 5 page paper that consider the progression of developments in digital communications for the invention of Morse code to the current processes of data communication transmissions. This paper explores the invention of morse code and facsimile transmission systems as the starting points for the more complex teletype and digital voice systems. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Morsecod.wps

Radio News: 1850s / Expansion vs. Slavery : A 5 page fictitious 1859 radio broadcast (not invented yet) from New York City calling for an end to slavery. The announcer uses the argument of the nation’s successful expansion through population and economic growth as a means to denounce the Dred Scott decision. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cn1850s.wps.

Developments in Digital Radio : A 6 page research paper exploring the development of Digital Radio. Includes discussion of digital equipment currently available and tools and gadgets currently under development. Satellites, interactive networks, telephones, computers are mentioned. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Digitalr.wps

Analog and Digital Communications Systems : A 7 page paper discussing the two separate forms of signals. Each one of the signals function differently and serve separate purposes. The technological world of today is quickly moving towards a digital communications system and eliminating much of the analog products. Although analog signal systems will undoubtedly still be employed in some uses most of technology will become digital. Television is perhaps the most obvious form of digital communications signals. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Analog.wps

The History of Radio : A 5 page research paper which gives a brief overview of radio development beginning with Marconi and going through present day. Topics covered include the "Golden Age" of radio programming and the inventions which contributed to radio technology. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Radohist.wps

Radio In The U.S. Armed Forces During World War II / A Touch Of Home : A 5 page research paper that relates how the Armed Forces Radio Service brought a "touch of home" to combat troops during World War II. The writer relates how the top stars of Hollywood and the Broadway stage created some of the best radio programs ever produced for the entertainment of the troops during WWII. Bibliography lists several sources. Radioww2.wps

Martin Block & Music Radio : A 10 page paper discussing the influence that Martin Block had on the evolution of music radio in the US and the ways in which the role of the disc jockey have changed. Martin Block coined the term disc jockey after he suggested in 1935 that his radio station play recorded music as they waited for news of the Lindberg kidnapping trial, creating an industry. Today’s disc jockeys tend to meet the stars as the fans do, but music hopefuls in Block’s time auditioned for him and his colleagues. Today’s disc jockeys are only slightly more privileged than the fans and their listeners, and no longer possess any of the powers of the past. Bibliography lists 8 sources. MBlock.doc

Radio’s Format Changes : A 5 page paper discussing the format and content changes radio has undergone since its earliest days. Before the advent of the program manager, disc jockeys were in total control of what they did on the air as long as it was within FCC and the station owner’s guidelines. Talk was live; music was recorded in the middle age, but radio shows have been increasingly recorded over the years. There is a trend of some to return to more of the live programming common only a few years ago, but some even offer fully prerecorded shows, breaking into the recording only for the hourly news. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Radiofor.wps

Programming & Format On Four Major NY-Area Radio Stations : This 14 page paper comparatively examines the music, theme, programming, format, and demographics of four radio stations broadcasting in the greater New York City area. Specifically discussed are : WBGO, WQHT, WWRL, and WLTW. The writer is primarily concerned with listener statistics and the relevance of budgeting efforts to what is actually played on the air. The 4 stations analyzed each appeal to a different market. All information was found in brochures & pamphlets requested from the individual radio stations. (Not Available). Radiosta.wps

Deregulation’s Effect On Small Market Radio : A 5 page paper on the effects of deregulation’s potential in a rural Pennsylvania market that includes 3 FM stations owned by the same group. Radio is one of the few things that is still a growth market after having been in existence for so many years. Rather than declining, its increase is assumed to be because of its ability to blend with other activities that are competitive with other media forms, such as television and the Internet. Radio is still the choice of commuters and is one of the few things that can be simultaneous with other, competing, activities. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Radio.wps

Classic Rhetoric’s Role in the Modern World : This 4 page research paper discusses the compatibility between Aristotle's Classic Rhetoric and the mass media and technology in today's world. Classic Rhetoric is explained from a philosophical perspective. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Arisrhet.wps

Comparison of Media in Two Foreign Countries : 14 pages in length. A detailed comparison between contemporary media as it exists in both Sweden and Austria. Issues concerning culture and modern law are discussed so as to explain each country's affection (or lack thereof) for journalism, television, radio, etc; Bibliography lists 8 sources. Foreimed.wps

The Media's Negative Impact On Homelessness : 7 pages in length. The plight of the homeless is one that can be witnessed every day of every year in just about every city in the world. They have already been dealt a challenging hand that has landed them without homes, income or a way to meet the very basic necessities of life. Making a bad situation even worse is the negative impact the media's coverage has upon the already struggling community. The writer discusses the various ways the media negatively impact homelessness, as well as analyzes the change of sympathetic views from the 1980's to the 1990's. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Homelss2.wps

Effects Of The Mass Media On Our Perception Of Christmas : A 25 page research paper examining the question: "Does mass media affect the image of Christmas?" The writer traces the history of Santa Claus, examines the importance of Christmas shopping for retailers, reviews the types of media that affect the meaning and image of Christmas providing quotes from a number of sources, and reaches a relevant conclusion based upon the research. Extensive bibliography is included. Christma.wps

The Media & Its Ability To Effect The Public Perception Of Police Departments :
In 8 pages, the writer discusses the media and its ability to effect the public perception of police departments. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Mediae.wps

New York City / Media Visual Imagery : 20 pages in length. The media image of New York City is one that is both intriguing and dishonest; nowhere else are there more accounts of stereotypical imagery than is portrayed within the Big Apple. A number of various entities have worked together though the decades to create the larger than life image of New York City the world has come to adopt; art, photography and film represent a significant part of that influence. When one contemplates the visual imagery of New York City as it relates to the media, one does not have to think long before a predisposed illustration comes to mind. Not unlike other victims of media influence, New York City is perceived as a twisted Mecca of entertainment, violence, self-centeredness, insanity and raw indifference. The writer discusses the various aspects of media visual imagery as it relates to New York City. Bibliography lists 8 sources. NYCimage.wps

The News : A 5 page paper on violence in the news. A summary of four different news programs are discussed which includes the percentage of violence that is examined in the news programs. It is found that local news in this area covers violence far less than the national news programs. Some of the stories are examined and accessed to discuss whether they have covered enough of the relevant points of the situations. No additional sources are provided. News.wps

The Importance of Layout & Design in Written Communication : This 6 page research paper examines the role of page layout and design in conveying a message via the print media. Specifically considered are the elements of traditional magazine layout and how such successful publications as Sports Illustrated, The Wall Street Journal and LIFE Magazine strive to convey their messages, and the importance of computer software in the continuing evolution of design. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Layout.wps

Television Technology -- Its Past, Present, & Future : A 10 page examination of the advancements in technology which resulted in television as we know it today. Includes both a history of television technology, a synopsis of its current status, and predictions of future advancements. Bibliography lists 7 sources. TVhist.wps

Television Technology : A 4 page look at the technological history of television. Traces the development of the medium from the discovery of selenium to the present day technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tvtech.wps

How Television Has Changed The Game Of Baseball : 6 pages in length. Baseball and television have had a rocky but financially rewarding union. The writer addresses various pros and cons of televised baseball, particularly with respect to the ever-increasing status of player salaries, and discusses aspects of the game that have come into existence specifically through the inclusion of television. Baseb.wps

Television Commercials / 1950s vs. 1990s : This 7 Page Research Paper investigates the content and format of the commercials aired on television during the 1950s and the commercials in the 1990s. The kinds of products advertised as well as the content and the form of the commercials is different in some ways and much the same in other ways. Specific examples are provided. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Tvad5090.wps

The Simpsons – A Cartoon Portrait Of The American Family : A 5 page paper discussing the FOX television network’s long running half-hour show "The Simpsons." The program’s characters are representative of American family life, American dreams and goals, and American humor. Bibliography lists four sources. Simp.wps

Popular Culture / Sexuality In Prime Time Television : 5 pages in length. Sex sells big, and television executives are the first to cash in on the potential draw of prime time television sexual content. However, there exist underlying considerations of this popular culture with regard to the negative side that such entertainment produces, from degenerating morals to low self-image. The writer identifies how prime time sexuality has negatively affected society, demonstrates how other journalists have reported on the issue, proposes a study and discusses its outcome. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Popsex.wps

(The) Evening News / Content Analysis : 4 page (includes chart) discussion and analysis of evening news content (amount of sex, violence etc;) from study conducted over a one-week period during the summer of 1995. Evennews.wps

A Look at "Grace Under Fire" : A detailed 3 page essay that takes a brief glance at a popular situation comedy in relation to the cognitive, superiority and aggressive theories of humor. One cited reference. Grace.wps

Are High School Students Being Desensitized To Violence ? : In this two page essay, the writer argues that students are so heavily exposed to violence the media that they are not nearly as sensitive towards it as they should be. Specific examples of movies and other dangerous media are provided. No Bibliography. Teenviol.wps

Argument In Favor Of Reducing TV Violence : A 5 page paper arguing for TV programming based on higher ideals rather than on blood and gore. One network has catapulted from the bottom of the pile based solely on the success of "Touched by an Angel," a show CBS executives believed would not last a full season, and has since added similar programming. Hollywood has followed suit. These shows and movies are not venues of substitute preaching, but rather are representation of higher ideals by which we can live and make our daily choices. The "garbage in/ garbage out" saying common among early computer programmers applies also to the human mind, and reducing the level of violence on TV can only have positive effects. CBS has shown that those positive effects also can be reflected in the corporate bottom line. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Tvio4.wps

"Natural Born Killers" In The Theme of "Bonnie & Clyde" : A detailed, 4 page reaction to the film "Natural Born Killers" -- The writer discusses the movie's positive qualities as well as its frequently-cited problems re : negativity and violence. Natural Born Killers is discussed in a societal context and also with relevance to some of Oliver Stone's other films. Bibliography lists 3 supporting sources. Mediacr2.wps

News Media Depictions of Police Abuse of Power : In this 2 page essay, the writer compares three articles describing illegal stops in Delaware and discusses specifically how each article reports on the issue-- with reference to different reporting habits & behaviors of different media-types. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Polccorr.wps

Crime & Justice in the Non Western Media : National and international restrictions on the news media and increasing criminal activity against journalists are just to concerns that come into view when considering the representations of crime in the non-Western news media. This 10 page paper provides a comparative view of the issue of crime in the media, and then evaluates the specific context of Saudi Arabia, where critics have argued the royal family controls what is viewed and how international news media are allowed to pursue internal information. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Saudmed.wps

Media Stereotypes : A 5 page essay that looks at the current state of media and its obsession with stereotypical images. The paper reviews social theory relating to image, racial portrayals in the media, and the portrayal of women in the media—and posits that in the United States, legitimate media is currently underground. Bibliography cites 7 sources. Steromed.wps

"The Camera Never Blinks" / Analyzed : This 6 page research paper examines Dan Rather's 1977 autobiographical memoir, The Camera Never Blinks: The Adventures of a Television Journalist. Specifically discussed are Rather's most memorable stories for CBS News, including the civil rights unrest in the early 1960's south, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and his stint as southeast Asia correspondent covering the Vietnam War. Bibliography lists one source. Camblink.wps

Variations In Media Coverage : Variations in coverage of news stories are noted in this 6 page essay. By reviewing two weekly publications, The Economist and The New Republic, the coverage of abortion rights during the 1996 Presidential Election campaign is discussed. Two particular articles are compared for which similarities and differences are noted. Political ideology is discussed as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mediacov.wps

Variations In Media Coverage # 2 : Variations in coverage of news stories are noted in this 4 page essay. By reviewing two weekly publications, The Economist and Time Magazine, the coverage of recent events surrounding the Clinton White House regarding fund raising improprieties is discussed. Two particular articles are compared for which similarities and differences are noted. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Clincoff.wps

Problems of the Mass Media : A 5 page analytical look at the writer's perceived "down" fall of the "mass audience" and, ultimately, of the mass media. Stereotypes, prejudices, and the public's lack of faith in institutions are cited as being responsible. Media responsibility is examined as are a number of other key topics from this genre. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Massmedi.wps

Unblind Justice / Cameras In The Courtroom : A 5 page argumentative essay on why cameras should not be allowed in the courtroom. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Camcour.wps

Cameras In The Courtroom / Right Or Privilege? : A 5 page paper discussing the role of cameras in the courtroom and proclaiming the need to keep them there. Bibliography lists five sources. Cameras.wps

Cameras In The Courtroom : 14 pages in length. The writer addresses how the presence of television cameras in today's courtrooms presents quite a dichotomy with regard to the legal and ethical ramifications surrounding the hotly debated issue. Opponents of such allowances claim there exists a multitude of problems stemming from the media having access inside the courtroom, while proponents say it is every citizen's right to see what is going on in the present judicial system. No matter which way one's opinion may stand, the fact remains that cameras in the courtroom have created an unprecedented obstacle that has both sides debating whether the final outcome of any given trial will been influenced one way or another. Bibliography lists 9 sources. CourtCam.wps

Princess Diana’s Divorce & Death / Role Of The Media : This 14 page report examines the role the media has played in the life and death of Diana, Princess of Wales. Posed is the question : ‘where does responsible journalism end and dangerous exploitation begin ?’ Bibliography included. Princess.doc

Mass Media and the Self / Negative Influences : A 9 page paper that presents the impact of the mass media on the individual through the perspectives of a number of significant theorists, including Lasch and Freud. This paper demonstrates the negative impacts of the mass media on individual self-identification, while also demonstrating the societal impacts as well. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Mass.wps

Religion And The Media : A 5 page research essay that explores the relationship between the many forms of the media and religion. How do journalists report about religious events or do they? Are journalists knowledgeable about religion? Where does the public gain its opinions about religion, faith and spirituality? These are the questions explored in this essay. The historical mistrust between religious leaders and the press is based on a number of issues which were revealed in a 1993 study. This writer argues that the media do, in fact, influence what people believe. Bibliography lists 4 sources. RelMed.wps

The Media's Responsibility In Covering Sports : The writer of this 8 page research paper attempts to answer the question of whether the media can effectively serve any function in sports other than commercializing our favorite ones. It is argued that while the media does help promote our sense of spirit, motivate fans, etc.; it also helps create unfair stereotypes for athletes, undue pressure for college players, and promotes dishonesty in those whose jobs depend on winning..in front of the camera. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Sportmda.wps

The Media's Responsibility In Covering Sports # 2 : In this well-reasoned 6 page essay, the writer discusses what the media's ethical responsibilities should be in covering sports-related issues & events and how these measure up with reality. It is argued that the media spends too much time influencing the opinions of fans while it should really be providing objective news. Ultimately, the media's poor coverage of sports helps ruin the private lives of athletes, creates dishonesty among players & coaches, and in the specific case of college sports,-- helps draw the spotlight away from education itself. Recommended ideas about what the media should be doing are presented. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Sportmd2.wps

Mad Cow Disease / Media & Economic Impact On The Cattle Industry : A 30 page paper that considers the problem of mad cow disease and the impact on the cattle industry, the problems with the media, and the market fluctuations and their overall impacts. Bibliography lists 30 sources. Moo.wps

The Nielsen Ratings & Advertising Cost : A 2 page overview of the Nielsen Ratings, "people meters," and their relevance to determining the cost that sponsors must pay to advertise during more popular TV segments. No Bibliography. Nielsenr.wps

Broadcast Cable : Approximately 3 pages describing the technology of broadcast cable; provides an excellent technical overview of how the system works. No Bibliography. Brodcabl.wps

History of Cable Television : Brief 3 page history of cable television. Covers litigation and arising issues. Includes short outline (No additional charge). Bibliography contains 3 sources. Cabletv.wps

Trends In The Cable TV Industry : A 6 page research paper on current trends in the Cable TV industry, focusing on the growth of interest and implementation of cable modem technology to allow interactive Internet access over existing cable lines. The paper includes 2 charts of historical growth of selected segments of the cable industry, and a bibliography listing 6 sources. Cabletv2.wps

Cable v. Satellite TV : A 5 page paper discussing the pros and cons of installing satellite TV or cable TV in a 36-unit apartment complex. Discusses the initial expenditures for both, monthly fees, maintenance, etc. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Cabvsat.wps

The Use of Satellites in Wireless Communication : A 10 page research paper discussing the increasing use of satellite technology in the wireless communication industry. This paper discusses a description of the subject matter, the current state of technology in this field, and then presents the advantages, disadvantages and present and future trends in the use of satellites in wireless communications systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Wiresat.wps

Gaps Between Theory and Application of Satellite Communications: This 11 page report discusses the gaps between the theories related to satellite communications and their applications as compared with the actual practice being utilized or expanded upon. An ever-increasing number of applications of international communications satellite technology have developed in the past forty years but many of those applications are still variations on the communications theme. This paper both discusses satellites and their capabilities but also examines the number of potential satellite applications that have received little attention or development. Bibliography lists 11 sources. BWsat.rtf

Cable Modems : A 10 page overview of cable modems, including history, speed, cost, price to consumers, technological advancements, and competitor information. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Cblmodem.wps

"Video On Demand" : 7 pages in length. Video on demand was posited to give customers access to a wealth of video services, and allow them to watch a wide variety of programs of their choosing. Concentration is placed on the emerging technologies into online systems. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Videodem.wps

Saving "Free" Broadcast Television : An 11 page report proposing some fixes for the "fix" network television finds itself now facing. For years, broadcast TV has paid little attention to the desires of the viewers, even as they leave in droves for cable channels and satellite TV. Now there is talk of the major sports organizations’ governing bodies to abandon network TV in favor of a pay-per-view approach to raking in the money. The ultimate effect of such a move, however, would be to limit fan accessibility to the organized games. Baseball attendance still has not regained the ground lost during the baseball strike, and further exhibits of lack of loyalty to the fans could do irreparable damage to the fortunes of big-business sports, a fact that network executives need to point out to the powers that be. FREE appendix included ! Bibliography lists 6 sources. Freetv.wps

Television Documentaries / Information Or Propaganda ? : A 5 page essay that looks at the question of whether or not it is appropriate for TV networks to take a partisan position that has a predetermined editorial point of view. Docu.wps

Television Talk Shows : A 5 page research paper on the good promoted by television talk shows. Describes how talk shows have increased public awareness of domestic violence, pitfalls of managed care, promoted racial equality, and help direct minority youth to programs and opportunities for careers and higher education. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Talkshow.wps

Talk Radio / The Conservative Onslaught : A 5 page evaluation of the political bend of talk radio. Bibliography lists four sources. Talkradi.wps

Satellite Communications : This 20 page report discusses satellite communications and provides a basic informative and technical overview of the concepts and advancement of the technology. Bibliography lists 19 sources. Satcom.wps

Satellite Communications : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the development of satellite communications since Sputnik. The writer also outlines the issues and international impacts of this type of technology. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Commsati.wps

Electronic Communication – A New Language and a New Way of Communicating : This 14 page report discusses the advent of electronic communication and the ways it has changed the interactions between millions of people. Discussion forums can and are built around a specific topic or area of interest and allows participants to post messages that others can read at a later time. Such a process applies to the business world, as well as academics and, increasingly, personal interactions. As a result, a new language, etiquette, and frame of reference have developed which has developed into its own unique world.  Bibliography lists 12 sources. BWchat.rtf

Shopping From Home : 25 pages in length. A thorough discussion of the home shopping network, QVC and others. The writer looks at their history, growing popularity and the future of at-home & on-line shopping. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Homeshop.wps

Sex & The Mass Media: The Sixties Vs. The Nineties : A 10 page paper on the change in attitudes and policy regarding sex in TV and movies from the beginning of the sixties to the middle of the nineties. It concludes that since television followed movies in becoming more "sexually free," perhaps the "kinder, gentler" love story the movies have focused on of late presages a change for television as well. Bibliography lists six sources. Sexmedia.wps

Beauty & Its Superficial Importance In TV Sitcoms : A 5 page research paper which analyzes how TV sitcoms portray beautiful women. The writer shows that these images are unrealistic and stereotyped relating TV’s portrayal of women with some of the latest research on the human perception of beauty. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Beautytv.wps

The Evolution Of "TV Moms" : A 9 page paper on television mothers and their evolution from domestic housekeeper/child-raisers to professional women. Beginning with the '50s, TV moms are examined and compared to the real-life counterparts. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Tvmoms.wps

Dysfunctional Family On TV / "Married With Children" : A 5 page essay on this popular TV sitcom in which the writer analyzes the show from a sociological point of view. Bibliography lists 3 sources. Marriedw.wps

Sitcoms Of The 50's & 60's -- Media Portrayal Of The American Family : A 14 page research paper on the history of situational comedies ("sitcoms") and their presentation of the American family during the 1950's and 60's. The writer discusses specific shows, their characters, and the degree of reality presented by them and their on-screen families. Comparisons are made between yesterday and today regarding TV's portrayal of divorce, social problems, etc; Bibliography lists approximately 10 sources. Sitcom60.wps

Situation Comedy Through the Ages : Sitcoms are explored from the fifties through the nineties in this 10 page overview. The programs are exposed as being unrealistic and the question of why some comedies endure while others fade is the main theme of the paper. Highlighted shows include "I Love Lucy", "The Honeymooners", "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Seinfeld". Bibliography lists 8 sources. Sitcomed.wps

The Development of Love Relationships Within The TV Sitcom : A 3 page essay on the development of love relationships within the American family as shown on TV sitcoms. Bibliography included. TVfam.wps

The Role & Effectiveness of Print Advertising : A 6 page paper on the role and effectiveness of print media in influencing public opinion. Specific magazine ads are analyzed and the usefulness of this media is compared with that of television, radio, etc; Bibliography lists 4 sources. Printadv.wps

Television and Cinema / Two Forms of Mass Communication : 4 pages in length. These important two types of communication tools are explored by the writer and compared in terms of modes of reception and language used to reach their specific intended audiences. No Bibliography. Cinetele.wps

Technology & The Mass Media vs. O.J. Simpson : 4 pages in length. A fresh look at a worn topic in which the writer argues that O.J. Simpson was "robbed" of his right to a fair trial because media overage of surrounding events contributed to prejudicial opinions all over the world. As the media has made it virtually impossible for a truly "impartial" jury to exist, we cannot have expected Simpson to be judged as anyone else would. The role of technology in helping to solve the case is also discussed. Included FREE outline ! Bibliography lists 1 source. Oj.wps

Consumer Reaction To Products Endorsed By Specific Celebrities : A 7 page paper presenting an advertising research project in which a survey was used to assess the effectiveness of celebrity endorsement in advertising in terms of obtaining the desired effect on the consumer. The paper reports a survey done of 52 mall shoppers equally divided regarding sex. They were asked their opinions of several celebrities, several products, and whether celebrity endorsement affected their purchasing decisions. The limitations of the study prevents the researcher from concluding that the hypothesis is proved, but it is supported by the findings and warrants further research. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Advcele.wps

The Ethics of "Selling Science" In The Popular Press : A 4 page essay on ethics in reporting science and technology issues in the popular press. The writer details the relationship between the press and the scientific community, the problems associated with P.R., and the importance of knowledgeable reporters. No bibliography. Sellscie.wps

Commercials & Television Programming / An Observational Analysis : In this 5 page essay, the writer reports their observations of television commercials as they occurred during a certain one hour television program. Recorded were the times that commercials occurred, their length, and content. These variables are analyzed with respect to advertising market and other relevant data. An illustrative chart is included .No Bibliography. Tvcomml.wps

Gender Studies In Saturday Morning Marketing : A 10 page paper looking at the content of both children's TV shows and the commercials within them from a gender view. Shows discussed are Looney Tunes (Porky Pig), Captain Planet and Muppet Babies. Commercials discussed are those for Oreo Cookies, a motorcycle that comes with a wrench for making bike parts move, triplet babies, and ever-present Barbie. The paper concludes that though there are some instances of gender-specific focus, children's programming seems to be much less gender-biased than in years past. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Cartoons.doc

The "Smurfette Principle" & Today’s Gender-Biased Media : Nearly three decades after the "Feminist Movement" and the initiation of the Equal Rights Amendment, much of the entertainment media is still reflecting lower-level roles, even subordinate roles for women. This 4 page essay explores "The Smurfette Principle" in terms of various preschool television shows. The similarity of today's storylines to those of 25 and more years ago is astounding. . . a rather incredible fact in light of the feminist movement. Gender bias is alive and well in entertainment media. No bibliography. Smurfett.wps

The Equal Rights Amendment Ratification & its Effect : In 5 pages, the author discusses the Equal Rights Amendment. Roles and positions of both supporters and opponents of the amendment are made. The author also discusses its affect on society. "The Equal Rights Amendment has been presented on numerous occasions, but it has failed ratification. There are some that see the ERA as the only viable solution for the women of the 20th century and beyond. Others see it only causing major problems in colleges and the military and as giving gays an open forum for same-sex marriages and certain other privileges." Bibliography lists 5 sources. Ratef.wps

"Touched by an Angel" : A 6-page essay in which the television series is reviewed in terms of characters, plot, theme, settings in Part I. Part II explains what melodrama and genre are in terms of television and gives examples of melodramatic incidents in the show. Part III discusses the social and cultural effects of the show. Angel.wps

Television & People's Viewing Habits -- Research In Communications Theory :
A 12 page research paper examining reasons why people watch television. The writer believes that those of us who watch more television do so with less reason. Similarly, those who watch less television do so with more reason. Primary research and the results of the writer's own small-scale survey (FREE copy of survey included) are incorporated into the discussion and the original hypothesis is validated. Communication theories such as the uses & gratifications approach are utilized to explain this phenomenon. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Televisn.wps

Proposal To Create A Latin American Film Series For Americans : An 11 page paper that provides an overview of a film series proposal on Latin American culture and history. This overview provides a reasoning behind the development of the series, which includes the hope of dispelling American stereotypes, while also designing divisions and episodes necessary to consider the almost 3 dozen countries, republics, provinces and political units in Latin America. This paper attempts to incorporate as many as possible into the episodes, each focusing on one cultural, political or environmental event that significantly impacted the cultural development of the group countries or political units. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Latinfil.wps

Uses & Gratifications Approach / Why We Use the Media : A 15 page research paper in which the writer discusses today's popular mass media (television, radio, & print) and assesses reasons why people tend to use each of them more than others. In doing so, this report inherently focuses its background attention upon the uses and gratifications approach -- offering proof that the theory is a valid one. Demographic data concerning media audiences is analyzed and the results of a small-scale survey conducted by the writer are discussed (copy of the survey questionnaire is provided). Several illustrative charts and graphs are included (if receiving by e-mail, you MUST be able to download file attachments in order to view these !) Bibliography lists 12 sources. Mediawhy.wps

Television Violence : This 5 page essay argues the thesis that violence should not be shown on television. Several studies that support the position are cited, including research conducted by the American Psychological Association. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Tvviol.wps

Television Violence #2 : 5 pages in length. The author discusses both sides of the issue of TV violence. Studies are mentioned that give validity to both sides of the issue. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Tvio.wps

Television & Media Violence : In this insightful 9 page essay, the writer argues that Television violence and its influence have grown to epidemic proportions and that it is our responsibility to effect change so that future generations can lead more socially healthy lives. Research from a number of excellent authorities is provided to support these ideas and the apparent attraction between children and violence is analyzed. Recommendations are included. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Mediavio.wps

Violence On Television : A 7 page paper discussing the problem of television violence and its effects on children. The paper analyzes violence in cartoons and violence in movies and contrasts these with violence within the sports industry, specifically the WWF. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Vioontv.wps

Media Violence : Violence as portrayed by the television, film, and music industries is discussed in this 25 page paper. Actual cases of copycat crimes are noted in addition to a section devoted to the effects of music videos. A discussion on video games is also included. Solutions to the problem are provided, including a discussion on the new V-chip technology and the new television rating system. The paper is replete with references to the latest studies on media violence. Bibliography lists 23 sources. Violmed.wps

NOT The Media’s Fault -- The Truth About Violence : A 9 page paper on how the roots of violence are not from the media but hit very close to home: within the group dynamic. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Tviole.wps

TV and Children : A 4 page essay addressing the negative effects of TV viewing on children. The writer discusses alternatives to TV for children. No Bibliography. Vkids.wps

TV Violence / Sociological & Psychological Impact On Children : An 8 page research proposal for studying the topic question: does violence on television have an impact on children. Controversy and debate have raged for at least three decades on this question. Meanwhile, the level of violent acts committed on television shows during prime-time, including the family hour, has increased steadily. A brief search of the literature suggests that TV violence does have an impact on children's behaviors and level of sensitivity. Tv.wps

Television’s Effects Upon Sexual Behavior : A 7 page research paper exploring the effects of television on sexual behavior. The writer focuses upon the changes in adolescent sexual activity. Specific documented examples of youngsters mimicking acts they had seen on television or in the movies are given. The thesis of the paper is essentially that, "Yes, television does, in fact, impact the degree of sexual activity among adolescents." Bibliography is included. Tvsex.wps

Influence of Film on Adolescent Sex : This 7 page paper discusses the impact of contemporary movies on sexual activity in adolescents. Bibliography lists 11 sources. Teensex.wps

Violence, Society, and The Media : In this thought-provoking 8 page essay, the writer tells us that as violent as some contemporary presentations have become, we cannot point an accusing finger nor blame today's society for it is far from unique -- Even two thousand years ago, Greeks & Romans sat in Coliseums and cheered as one opponent brutally slayed another. All that has changed today is the media through which we view such violence. Art is but an imitation of life and we must therefore acknowledge that as frightful as it may seem, television and movies are definitive art-- and the violence they are depicting is but an imitation of life. No Bibliography. Mediavi2.wps

Movie Ratings / How Effective Are They ? : A 5 page paper exploring the need for movie ratings and explaining the various problems and attributes of existing and proposed systems. Emphasizes the important role of the parents controlling the viewing patterns of their child. Bibliography lists four sources. Movierat.wps NC 17

Video Games / Labeling & Ethics : A 12 page paper describing video games and the fact they contain graphics, language and ideas that may be objectionable and damaging if not handled properly. At present the method of censuring is labeling the games. Descriptions of games and of advertising is described. The main point in focus is the fact that it is the parents’ responsibility to filter the information of video games just as it is their responsibility to control the child’s access to television, music, and movies. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Videogms.wps

Video Games And Violence : A 9 page review of the violence of video games and the possible impacts of these games on real life violence. Suggests that the level of violence we are experiencing in our society today can be correlated, at least to a certain degree, with the violent stimuli our children are being exposed to through video games and other sources. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Vidviol.wps

International Terrorism And The Media : 8 pages in length. In what manner are the various forms of media coverage a welcome mat for international terrorism? By granting them celebrity status, experts say intense and infiltrating news reports only benefit the terrorist, for it is that exact public access he is after to present his political platform. The writer defends opponents of such media coverage by stating facts and historical examples of its harm. Terrintl.wps

Mass Media And Terrorism : A 15 page research paper that explores how terrorists are successful at exploiting the link between the news media, public opinion, and presidential decision making. The writer discusses the sociological and political dimensions of reported violence in hostage, terrorist attacks, and bombings situations. Bibliography lists 24 sources. Cnmdia.wps

U.S. Response to Terrorism : A 6 page research paper that examines how the U.S. foreign policy response to terrorism and specifically to the 1985 crisis when Shite terrorists hijacked TWA flight 847. The writer argues in favor of a hard-line military response as the best preventative measure against such attacks. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Twa847.wps

Media Deception During The Great Depression : An 8 page essay on the deceptively optimistic attitude adopted by the press and movie industry before and during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Grdepr.wps

Vietnam War And The Media: A 15-page paper explaining the media's role in the way the Vietnam war was perceived. The writer explains how different types of media influenced public opinion in both the USA and Canada. Bibliography lists 15 sources. Vietnamm.wps

Why America Listens To Howard Stern : A 9 page essay analyzing why society listens so closely to the words of obnoxious radio personality : Howard Stern, a man famous for his willingness to always say the "wrong thing." Stern's attitudes on politics, homosexuality, gender, and more, --are analyzed. The writer also looks at some of the psycho-social implications of common performances by Stern and his sidekick, Robin and what it is that makes them seem so believable. Bibliography lists 6 sources. Stern.wps

Video Script For A Slide Show : Sold as 5 pages. This document contains a standard video script for a business presentation / slide show -- advertising a fictitious car with a special V-14 engine. Graphics, sound effects, etc.-- are all taken into account and written into the script. Vdscript.wps

Cellular Phone Fraud : A 12 page paper discussing cellular phone fraud. Examines the victims and perpetrators, the laws affecting relevant cases, and the costs. Bibliography includes 12 sources. Fraud.wps

Telecommunications Fraud : This 5 page paper argues that telecommunications fraud will never be eradicated, only perhaps slowed down. Specific types of scams and schemes including cellular phone cloning are examined. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Telfr.wps

The Telephone : A 5 page research paper that examines this technological wonder of the nineteenth century. The telephone is so taken-for-granted in modern society that it's easy to forget that it radically changed the way people communicate. The writer discusses how this invention works and describes the early history of the Bell Company. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Telephon.wps

Telephone Technology : A 4 page overview of telephone technology. Includes information regarding the physics of the human voice and the differences in analog and digital telephone processing systems and newer systems such as Signal 7 in processing this voice. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Teletech.wps

Telephone Service Providers & Their Networks / Addressing Technological Change and Cost Feasibility in a Constantly Changing Market : Over the past century, the development of the telecommunications industry from a conceptual and primary stage to a distinct, vast and complex web of interconnected providers and technology-based services has defined it as a standard focus of the increasing global business sector. The telecommunications industry, which clearly impacts the lives of most Americans on a daily basis, has developed as the connected operation of many businesses and major monopolies, and has resulted in the call for a reshaping of legislation that addresses the industry-specific issues in the last decade. This 70 page paper reflects the changing face of the telecommunications industry, and also considers the efforts by specific telephone service providers and their expanded networks to address the issue of technological change while also maintaining their cost-containment efforts and addressing the needs, both in services and in fees, of the consumer base. Bibliography lists 24 sources. Teleserv.wps

Iridium LLC’s Launch : A 10 page paper discussing the global telecommunications company’s success within one week of the date it began service, making it possible to gain global telephone and paging service through one telephone number. In the planning and building stages from 1987 to 1998, Iridium LLC is the first of six planned global cellular service providers to go operational after getting its network of 66 low-orbiting satellites in place. Iridium begins service with $2.5 billion in debt but great promise for success. The paper provides explanation of general satellite differences, the competition Iridium will face in the future as other companies launch their own services and the relative cost of service. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Iridium.wps

Iridium LLC’s Launch : A 10 page paper discussing the global telecommunications company’s success within one week of the date it began service, making it possible to gain global telephone and paging service through one telephone number. In the planning and building stages from 1987 to 1998, Iridium LLC is the first of six planned global cellular service providers to go operational after getting its network of 66 low-orbiting satellites in place. Iridium begins service with $2.5 billion in debt but great promise for success. The paper provides explanation of general satellite differences, the competition Iridium will face in the future as other companies launch their own services and the relative cost of service. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Iridium.wpd.

Telephone Technology Paradigms / Cellular Rises To The Challenge : An 8 page overview of cellular telephone technology. Provides a technical outline of the telephone industry as a whole and related the importance of challenge in the improvement of technology. Presents digital technology as the current paradigm in the field. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Cellulap.wps

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History & The Media : A 7 page paper giving a brief history of journalism which discusses the media’s role in shaping history (a recounting it). Also discusses the differences between naturalism and realism in journalistic reporting. Bibliography lists 5 sources. Media.wps

History of Writing : A 10 page paper which gives an historical overview of the history of writing, beginning with the hieroglyphics and progressing to present day. Discusses such achievements as Gutenberg's printing press and the creation of punctuation. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Writing.wps

Print Media Analyzed : A 3 page paper which defines print media, explains its importance and effect on society, and its struggle to compete in an age of ‘instant’ information. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Printmed.wps

Elizabeth Mallet & The Daily Courant : An 8 page proposal for a research study that considers the role of Elizabeth Mallet in the founding of the Daily Courant, England’s first daily newspaper, and evaluates the gender-based biases that have resulted in her subjugation in history to later publisher Samuel Buckley and the use of the pseudonym Edward Mallet in reviews of the history of her era. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Courant.wps

Williams and Sowell / American Journalism : A 12 page paper that provides an overview of the influence of journalists like Walter Williams and Thomas Sowell on American journalism. Bibliography lists 10 sources. Sewellw.wps

Protest As A Way To Change : An 8 page paper examining the civil rights movement of the 50's, 60's, and 70's and how protest has brought about change in our nation. Also examines the Women's Movement as a second pier protest and looks at the meaning and overall impact turbulent and peaceful protest has had on our society. Bibliography lists 1 source. Protestc.wps

Dick Schaap, Journalist : A 4 page essay examining whether sports writer and broadcast sports and news journalist Dick Schaap qualifies more as a journalist or as a literary writer. The paper includes excerpts from one of his 32 books and from an ABC news broadcast for examination. Schaap has won journalistic awards over the last 30 years for a variety of topics, including an Emmy for the "20/20" study he both wrote and reported on the drug addiction nightmare of comedian Sid Cesar. The paper concludes that Schaap is indeed a journalist. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Schaap.wps

Ernie Pyle, World War II Journalist : A 10 page paper that considers the elements of the work of Ernie Pyle that made him one of the most copied journalists of the century. This paper provides an overview of the work of Pyle within the scope of World War II. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Erniepyl.wps

Participatory Journalism : The debate on the ethics of this style of journalism is explored in this 7 page paper. John Reed and George Plimpton are cited as possessing such a style. Opinions from others such as Tom Brokaw and Mary Matalin are expressed. Examples of journalistic techniques are provided. Bibliography lists 8 sources. Jurnlsm.wps

Yellow Journalism : 10 pages in length. Just prior to 1900, there was an explosion of such literary significance that it still taints news reporting over one hundred years later. Yellow journalism, the sensationalistic tactics that opened up an entirely new venue of newspaper reporting, utilized some of the most unscrupulous tactics in order to sell a story. The primary participants in this era of underhanded journalism were William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, both highly talented and shrewd publishers. The writer discusses the effects of yellow journalism at the turn of the century, as well as addresses its aftermath on contemporary media. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Yeljourn.wps

"History Of Women In Journalism" by Beasely and Gibbons : A 5 page paper discussing the book "Taking Their Place" which details the history of women in journalism. Various notable female journalists are briefly discussed, as are the challenges they faced. Bibliography lists three sources. Journalw.doc

Toronto’s Newspaper Industry : A 10 page paper on the industry that discusses the number of changes the city’s newspaper industry experienced during the 1990s. The writer reviews some of the newspapers under the new banner of the CNA and the OCNA--a lobbying organization formed to protect the autonomy of the Canadian industry. Bibliography lists 14 sources. Toronto.wps

Time Magazine 1 : A 2 page discussion of a current issue of Time Magazine. The issues addressed include the targeted audience, it s age, economic status, education level, gender, and marital status. In addition an evaluation of ten various advertisements is addressed, illustrating the audience targeted and the general feel of the advertisement. Bibliography lists 2 sources. Timemag1.wps

Time Magazine 2 : A 2 page paper addressing one particular advertisement within a current issue of Time Magazine. The ad examined is one for an IBM notebook computer. The issues discussed involve the colors used in the ad, the picture itself, the people within the ad, and the setting of the ad. Other issues address images or ideas that the ad evokes in this writer, as well as the mood it indicates, and any other pertinent information relating to the evaluation of the ad. bibliography lists 2 sources. Timemag2.wps

Time Magazine 3 : A 3 page paper that thoroughly examines one advertisement from a current issue of Time Magazine. The advertisement is from IBM and is for Borders books. The ad is examined in regards to the targeted audience. Issues include the ad and the magazines use of it, the scenes, the colors, the written message, and other aspects which fully define its intent. Also discussed is how the message gets an individual to think or feel a certain way. Bibliography lists 1 source. Timemag3.wps

The Newspaper Industry’s Contribution to the Economy : This 5 page report discusses the newspaper industry in general and its economic contributions. Throughout the modern age, newspapers’ main function has always been to report the news events of the day and provide information about current events. Newspapers also provide commentary on the news, advocate various public policies, furnish special information and advice to readers, and generally include "entertainment" features. In fact, a daily newspaper is a mainstay of American life. Bibliography lists 4 sources. Newpaimp.wps

Media Bias & Editorials : The subject of media bias is explored by looking at political editorials from various newspapers. The myth of the liberal press is the focus of this 9 page essay. Bibliography lists 12 sources. Mediabia.wps

19th Century Media Reaction to Lincoln's Gettysburg Address : 13 pages discussing journalistic accounts of Lincoln's infamous Gettysburg address just after it was delivered. No Bibliography available. Gettysbg.wps

Martin Luther King Jr. / News Magazine Views of a Black Leader : An 8 page paper that provides a comprehensive overview of the period surrounding the "Freedom March" of August 1963 and the portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the news media. This paper evaluates actual primary sources from 1963, including Time, Newsweek and US News and World Report as they presented conflicting views of MLK as a leader. Bibliography lists 7 sources. Kingmen.wps

Vietnam War / Mainstream Press Coverage Of The Tet Offensive : A 7 page research paper which examines how the New York Times covered the Tet Offensive of the Vietnam War using only primary sources. The writer looks at the original articles published between Jan. 31 and Feb. 7, 1968, and concludes that, despite the tendency of the conservative right to blame the American withdrawal from Vietnam on the media, the coverage was accurate, factual, and unbiased. Bibliography lists 9 sources. Presstet.wps

Howard Kurtz’s "Media Circus" : A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the major points in Kurtz book which critically analyzes public journalism and the newspaper industry. No additional sources cited. Mediacir.wps

How Our Media Portrays the Middle East : A 4 page paper which examines one article in Newsweek Magazine that deals with the Middle East. This article is discussed in terms of how it portrays Americans as "us," and Middle East citizens as "them." The many subtle and underlying attitudes are illustrated as well as the not so obvious illustrations that portray each country differently. America is known for always depicting other countries as somehow not as powerful, advanced, intelligent, or as spiritual as we are. this article is thoroughly examined in regards to these types of issues. Bibliography lists 1 source. RAthem.wps

Journalism / Model News Articles : 6 pages in total length. This file contains two fictitious newspaper articles written for study by those pursuing degrees and/or careers in journalism. These writings follow all rules of this genre ; One is on students protesting tuition hikes at a specific college and the other is on a controversial speaker's guest appearance at that same college. Journas2.wps

Journalism / Model News Articles # 2 : 9 pages in length. This file contains three fictitious newspaper articles written for study by those pursuing degrees and/or careers in journalism. These writings follow all rules of this genre-- and are about different subjects concerning school & local politics. Please send us e-mail for more details. Journasm.wps

Model Press Releases : A total of 3 pages containing the text of 7 fictitious press releases to be used as models for those studying journalism. Topics include community programs, accomplishments of local individuals, and public education. No Bibliography. Pressrel.wps

Journalistic Objectivity: Technology And Politics : An 8 page overview of objectivity in journalism. Presents a correlation between the level of technological advancement and the degree of lack of objectivity. Bibliography lists 8 sources. MediaObj.wps

The Press & The President : A 5 page paper discussing the involvement of the press in the lives of the presidents of the 1930’s in comparison to their involvement in the life of the current president, President Clinton. The press has always been very actively interested in the lives of the presidents of the United States, but while it seems as though they may be more vicious today than they were in the 1930’s, in some ways they are just as cold and cruel in their attacks. The difference may be that we are much more aware of many aspects today than the citizens of the United States years ago. In that respect it may only the subject matter has changed, with the perseverance of the press still the same. Bibliography lists many sources. Presclin.wps

National Geographic Magazine : 8 pages in length. National Geographic Magazine is a publication about man and his world, a planet that houses nearly six billion inhabitants. Promoting understanding of all life and land, National Geographic strives to impart knowledge, excitement, vision and the pursuit of exploration within each and every issue. Also integral to the overall individuality and uniqueness of its publication is the fact that each issue includes at least one map so that readers gain a significantly better idea about geographic nature of the article they are reading. The writer discusses various issues with regard to National Geographic Magazine. Bibliography lists 6 sources. NatGeoMg.wps

Ratings Systems For Comic Books : A 5 page persuasive essay discussing why a clearer ratings system is needed for comic books, replacing the existing Comics Code Authority (CCA) which provides only a vague distinction and an ambiguous set of standards. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Comrate.wps

Ratings Systems For Comic Books : A 5 page persuasive essay discussing why a clearer ratings system is needed for comic books, replacing the existing Comics Code Authority (CCA) which provides only a vague distinction and an ambiguous set of standards. Bibliography lists 13 sources. Combook.wps

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