Study Guide Twelve
Censorship and Control
Joseph Turow, Media Today: An Introduction to Mass Communication (New York: Routledge, 2011), Fourth Edition. Chapters Three and Four
1) Defenders of media violence argue that people who conduct research about "violence" sometimes do not define it realistically. As a researcher how would you define media violence? Why?
2) Is it ethical to pressure mass media organizations to alter their activities, or is it an infringement of their First Amendment rights?
3) What does it say about the USA that one of the main arguments against pornography is that it demeans women?
After completing the reading you should be able to answer the following questions.
1) What is desensitization?
2) What is a media issue?
3) What is cultivation?