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Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
Mass Media Introduction Lesson
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Mass Media Introduction Lesson

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  • 1. Mass Media, Public Opinion & Politics
  • 2. Unit Topics • Bias • Print Media • Radio • T.V. • Political Cartoons • Internet • Public Opinion Polling
  • 3. Today’s Objectives • You will know all of the vocabulary. Backward. Forward. Upside down. You’re going to be an expert. • You will analyze the role the media plays in your own life. I’m going to do it too, it’ll be fun.
  • 4. Types of Mass Media • Make a list. You’ve got 2 minutes. Write down every type of media you can think of. • Mass Media= ways of transmitting information to many people at the same time
  • 5. • Public Opinion: attitudes held by a significant number of people in matters of government and politics.
  • 6. • Public agenda – What sorts of things are on the United State’s public agenda? • Immigration, health care, war(s), gun control, gay marriage, economy, marijuana, alternative fuel sources, global warming – Does that reflect what is important to you? – How does an issue get on the public agenda? • People start talking about it
  • 7. • Bias: being partial to one side of an argument – Are TV news stations biased? – How can you tell if something is biased? • Only tell one side of story • Only focusing on the good or bad aspects of a certain story • What they deem as newsworthy – What biases do certain news stations have? • Fox? • MSNBC? • CNN?
  • 8. What role does media play in your life? • List the mass media on the board in order of least important to most important in your own life. • Pretend it is 1960, what would your list look like then? • What about in 1860?
  • 9. Next Time… • Bias!
  • 10. Wrapping Things Up… • Take out your vocabulary/guided notes sheet • Here’s what you’re going to do: • Using the three words on your sheet and three of the types of mass media, write a couple sentences using them together on the back of your notes. • Don’t give me definitions, just use them in such a way that shows you know what they mean. • Hand it to me on your way out or finish it for homework.

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