What is the mass media?
What are the three main types of newspapers?
What changes have taken place in the media since 1980? (get 3)
What changes have taken place in media consumption? (get 3)
Explain the 'Hypodermic Syringe' approach.
Explain the uses and gratifications approach.
Explain the decoding approach.
Why has the hypodermic syringe approach been criticised?
Outline the concepts of moral panics, folk devils and deviancy amplification. What sociologist first developed these ideas?
What are some negative impacts of the internet?
Why could the concentration of press ownership be a problem?
Explain the conflict approach to press ownership. What evidence is their for this?
Explain the pluralist approach to press ownership
What is 'agenda setting'?
What do sociologists mean by norm referencing?
How could the internet widen the distribution of power?
How could the internet help protect democracy? How could this view by criticised?
How can the media by seen as an agency of secondary socialisation? Give an example.
What is political socialisation and what role does the media play in this?
How can the press influence voting behaviour?
How could press influence on voters be seen as a problem?
How have the media presented gender over the last 50 years?
How have ethnic minorities been presented in the media over the past 50 years?
Define amplification in terms of the media. What can it lead to?
Explain why censorship can sometimes be seen as necessary?
What is content analysis?
What are gatekeepers?
What is globalisation?
What is hyper reality?
How can the media influence our identity?
What is the popular press?
What is a postmodern society?