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    • Media studies

    • Media studies is a discipline and field of study that deals with the content, history, and effects of various media; in particular, the mass media. Media studies may draw on traditions from both the social sciences and the humanities, but mostly from its core disciplines of mass communication, communication, communicat ... Read »


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    • Variantology

    • Variantology has been conceived as an international research project with the aim of developing a critical appraisal of the established concepts of “media”. The concept of a medium is thus opened up to approaches and disciplines that up to now have remained outside the contemporary discourse on media, such as ... Read »


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    • Aberrant decoding

    • Aberrant decoding or aberrant reading is a concept used in fields such as communication and media studies, semiotics, and journalism about how messages can be interpreted differently from what was intended by their sender. The concept was proposed by Umberto Eco in an article published first in 1965 in Italian and in 1 ... Read »


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    • Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (Ljubljana)

    • The Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (Slovene: Akademija za gledališče, radio, film in televizijo or AGRFT) is an academy of the University of Ljubljana in Ljubljana, Slovenia. It is the only college and graduate school in Slovenia with a similar curriculum. It is composed of three colleges: the Col ... Read »


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    • Audience

    • An audience is a group of people who participate in a show or encounter a work of art, literature (in which they are called "readers"), theatre, music (in which they are called "listeners"), video games (in which they are called "players"), or academics in any medium. Audience members participate in different ways in d ... Read »


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    • Australian Teachers of Media

    • The Australian Teachers Of Media or ATOM is an independent, not-for-profit, professional association that promotes the study of media and screen literacy. The membership of ATOM includes a collective of educators from across all subject disciplines at all levels of education, the screen media industry and, increasingly ... Read »


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    • Berkeley Media Studies Group

    • Berkeley Media Studies Group (BMSG) conducts research on the influence of mass media over public health and social issues. The BMSG works with community groups, journalists, and public health professionals to use "the power of the media" to advance healthy public policy. BMSG's goal is to use their research to support ... Read »


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    • Best Enemies

    • Best Enemies is an education resource and film created by Ross and Darren Bark that discusses and takes an honest look at the cyber bullying problem in Australian schools, and discusses how to tackle it and help students become pro-active in reporting and stopping it. Best Enemies has also been used as a community ... Read »


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    • Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies

    • The Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (CCCS) was a research centre at the University of Birmingham, England. It was founded in 1964 by Richard Hoggart, its first director. Its object of study was the then new field of cultural studies. The Centre was the focus for what became known as the Birmingham School ... Read »


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    • Center for Media and Public Affairs

    • The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) is a self-described nonpartisan and nonprofit research and educational organization that is affiliated with George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. It was founded in 1985 by political scientists S. Robert Lichter and his ex-wife Linda Lichter. It published a newslett ... Read »


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    • Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media

    • The Center for research on Children, Adolescents and the Media (CCAM) at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, was founded in 2005 by Patti Valkenburg. Since then, it has grown into one of the largest research centers in its kind worldwide. CCAM hosts 25 international researchers from 9 academic disciplines. It ... Read »


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    • Centre for Convergence Media Studies

    • Centre for Convergence Media Studies, established in 2005 in the University of Kerala at its Senate House Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram, offers one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Convergence Media (PGDCM) Objectives ... Read »


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    • The Clash of Ignorance

    • "The Clash of Ignorance" is an essay by Edward Said that first appeared in the October 22, 2001 edition of The Nation, published shortly after the September 11 attacks. "The Clash of Ignorance" was presented as a rebuttal to Samuel P. Huntington’s theory of “The Clash of Civilizations”, which argues tha ... Read »


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    • Communication University of China

    • Communication University of China
      中国传媒大学

      The Communication University of China (CUC) (Simplified Chinese: 中国传媒大学 pinyin: zhōngguó chuánméi dàxué) is a public university in Beijing, China. Formerly known as the Beijing Broadcasting Institute (BBI) (Simplified Chinese: 北京广播学院, pinyin: ... Read »


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    • Comparing Media Systems

    • Comparing Media Systems: Three Models of Media and Politics (2004), by Daniel C. Hallin and Paolo Mancini, is a seminal study in the field of international comparative media system research. The study compares media systems of 18 Western democracies including nine Northern European countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, ... Read »


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    • Concision (media studies)

    • In media studies, concision is a term for a form of broadcast media censorship by limiting debate on the rationale of time allotment. In the context of media criticism, the word concision is also used to describe the practice of limiting debate and discussion of important topics on broadcast news on the basis of b ... Read »


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    • Connectivity (media)

    • Connectivity refers broadly to social connections forged through mediated communications systems. That is, 'since the arrival of the World Wide Web and the spread of mobile communications, mediated connectivity has been quietly normalized as central to a consolidating ‘global imaginary’ One aspect of this is ... Read »


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    • Critical Commons

    • Critical Commons

      Critical Commons is an online repository of user-generated media. The archive is a project of the Media Arts and Practice division of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The project supports the fair use of copyrighted media by educators. Critical Commons was established in 2008 by Steve F. Anderson and is an ongoin ... Read »


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    • The Culture of Connectivity

    • The Culture of Connectivity: A Critical History of Social Media is a book by José van Dijck published by Oxford University Press in 2013 on social media platforms and their history. The author critically considers the histories of five social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and . Van Dijck's appr ... Read »


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    • Dead Media Project

    • The Dead Media Project was initially proposed by science fiction writer Bruce Sterling in 1995 as a compilation of obsolete and forgotten communication technologies. Sterling's original motivation for compiling the collection was to present a wider historical perspective on communication technologies that went beyond c ... Read »


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    • Deviancy amplification spiral

    • A deviancy amplification spiral (also called deviance amplification) is a media hype phenomenon defined by media critics as a cycle of increasing numbers of reports on a category of antisocial behaviour or some other 'undesirable' event, leading to a moral panic. The process of deviancy amplication was first descr ... Read »


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    • Earthscore

    • Earthscore is a notational system that enables collaborating videographers to produce a shared perception of environmental realities. The system optimizes the use of video and television in the context of the environmental movement by incorporating the cybernetic ideas of Gregory Bateson and the semiotics of Charles Sa ... Read »


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    • Electronic media

    • Electronic media are media that use electronics or electromechanical audience to access the content. This is in contrast to static media (mainly print media), which today are most often created electronically, but do not require electronics to be accessed by the end user in the printed form. The primary electronic medi ... Read »


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    • Entertainment Software Rating Association

    • Entertainment Software Rating Association (ESRA)

      Reza Ahmadi (President, CEO) The Entertainment Software Rating Association (ESRA) is a self-regulatory organization that assigns age and content ratings in Iran. The system was established in 2007 by the Iran National Foundation of Computer Games and has the status of a research project.ESRA principle, the result of a ... Read »


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    • Ethnocinema

    • Ethnocinema, from Jean Rouch’s cine-ethnography and ethno-fictions, is an emerging practice of intercultural filmmaking being defined and extended by Melbourne, Australia-based writer and arts educator, Anne Harris, and others. Originally derived from the discipline of anthropology, ethnocinema is one form of ethn ... Read »


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    • Ethnovideography

    • Ethnovideography is a methodology of using video in the study of peoples, communities, groups or sub-groups. It espouses the use of video to document reality instead of "creating" realities. Hence, ethnovideographic presentations are unscripted. Narrations, background music, sound effects and special effects are not em ... Read »


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    • Face-ism

    • Face-ism or facial prominence is the relative prominence of the face in the portrayal of men and women; media tend to focus more on men's faces and women's bodies. The term "face-ism" or "facial prominence" was initially defined in a 1983 study in which facial prominence was measured by a "Face-ism index", which i ... Read »


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    • Figure and ground (media)

    • Figure and ground is a concept drawn from Gestalt psychology by media theorist Marshall McLuhan in the early 1970s. This concept underpins the meaning of his famous phrase, "The medium is the message". The concept was an approach to what was called "perceptual organization." He began to use the terms figure and ground ... Read »


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    • Film studies

    • Film studies is an academic discipline that deals with various theoretical, historical, and critical approaches to films. It is sometimes subsumed within media studies and is often compared to television studies. Film studies is less concerned with advancing proficiency in film production than it is with exploring the ... Read »


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    • Game studies

    • Game studies is the study of games, the act of playing them, and the players and cultures surrounding them. It is a discipline of cultural studies that deals with all types of games throughout history. This field of research utilizes the tactics of, at least, anthropology, sociology and psychology, while examining aspe ... Read »


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    • Jaap van Ginneken

    • Jaap van Ginneken (born September 8, 1943 in Hilversum) is a Dutch psychologist and communication scholar. Van Ginneken completed a bachelor’s degree at the Radboud University Nijmegen, a master’s at the University of Amsterdam, followed by a brief stint at the École pratique des Hautes études en s ... Read »


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    • Global village (term)

    • "Global village" is a term closely associated with Canadian-born Marshall McLuhan, popularized in his books The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man (1962) and Understanding Media (1964). McLuhan described how the globe has been contracted into a village by electric technology and the instantaneous movement ... Read »


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    • Graduate School of Media Communications and Performing Arts

    • The Graduate School of Media Communication and Performing Arts (Italian: Alta Scuola in Media, Comunicazione e Spettacolo, or ALMED) is an Italian educational institution of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore. Mario Apollonio was the founder of the School of Journalism and Audiovisual Media in Bergamo in 1961 ... Read »


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    • History of media studies

    • This article outlines the history of media studies. Though not yet named as such, media studies' roots are in the Chicago School and thinkers such as John Dewey, Charles Cooley and George Mead. These authors saw American society on the cusp of positive social change toward pure democracy. Mead argued that for an i ... Read »


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    • History of the book

    • The history of the book is an academic discipline that studies the production, transmission, circulation and dissemination of text from antiquity to the present day. Its scope includes the history of ideas, history of religion, bibliography, conservation and curation. The history of the book came into existence in the ... Read »


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    • Individuation

    • The principle of individuation, or principium individuationis, describes the manner in which a thing is identified as distinguished from other things. The concept appears in numerous fields and is encountered in works of Carl Gustav Jung, Gilbert Simondon, Bernard Stiegler, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Da ... Read »


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    • Institute for Media and Communication Policy

    • Institute for Media and Communication Policy

      The Institute for Media and Communication Policy (IfM) was founded in 2005 as an independent research institution that is exclusively dedicated to issues surrounding media and communication policies. It was established in February 2006 in Berlin-Charlottenburg, in November 2014 it moved to Cologne. The institute is fun ... Read »


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    • Interactive media

    • Interactive media normally refers to products and services on digital computer-based systems which respond to the user’s actions by presenting content such as text, moving image, animation, video, audio, and video games. Interactive media is a method of communication in which the output from the media comes f ... Read »


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    • Iran Computer and Video Games Foundation

    • Iran National Foundation of Computer Games

      Iran computer and video games foundation (AKA Iran National Foundation of Computer Games or shortly IRCG) is a non-profit, Semi-governmental organization established in 2007 to control and support video game industry in Iran. Iran computer and video games foundation is responsible for publishing and releasing any kind ... Read »


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    • Hollywood for Kids

    • Hollywood for Kids

      Hollywood for Kids is a provider of educational workshops and after-school programs in the field of filmmaking, electronic media and cinematic arts for K-12 students worldwide. Hollywood for Kids is a member of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (EMMY), The Recording Academy (GRAMMY), The National Press Clu ... Read »


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    • Least objectionable program

    • The theory of the least objectionable program (LOP) is a mediological theory explaining television audience behavior. It was developed in 1960s by then executive of audience measurement at NBC, Paul L. Klein, who was greatly influenced by the media theorist Marshall McLuhan's . In an article "Why You Watch What Yo ... Read »


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    • Amanda D. Lotz

    • Amanda D. Lotz is an American educator, television scholar, and media scholar. She is known for her research in television studies, the economics of television and media companies, and also popularizing the terms network era, post-network era, and the multi-channel transition describing the television industry’s t ... Read »


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    • Madonna Studies

    • Madonna Studies is a term which has been used to refer to a controversial development of a field in several studios since late 1980s. One writer described the "institutionalization of a major subdivision of American media studies into Madonna studies". The field related to the study of and interpretation of the work of ... Read »


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    • Mass communication

    • Mass communication is the study of how people exchange information through mass media to large segments of the population at the same time. In other words, mass communication refers to the imparting and exchanging of information on a large scale to a wide range of people. It is usually understood to relate newspaper, m ... Read »


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    • Mass media impact on spatial perception

    • Mass media influences spatial perception through journalistic cartography and spatial bias in news coverage. "Journalism is one of the few industries that provide the general public the most of its information about places and geography,", mass media is one of the significant factors in shaping perception of places. M ... Read »


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    • McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology

    • The McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology started in 1963 as the Centre for Culture and Technology, initially a card pinned to the door of Marshall McLuhan's office in the English Department at the University of Toronto. It then had no organized program for research or teaching, but gained in prestige from the worl ... Read »


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    • Mean world syndrome

    • Mean world syndrome is a term coined by George Gerbner to describe a phenomenon whereby violence-related content of mass media makes viewers believe that the world is more dangerous than it actually is. Mean world syndrome is one of the main conclusions of cultivation theory. Gerbner, a pioneer researcher on the effect ... Read »


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    • Media accountability

    • Media accountability is a phrase that refers to the general (especially western) belief that mass media has to be accountable in the public’s interest - that is, they are expected to behave in certain ways that contribute to the public good. The concept is not clearly defined, and often collides with commercial i ... Read »


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    • Media archaeology

    • Media archaeology or archeology is a field that attempts to understand new and emerging media through close examination of the past, and especially through critical scrutiny of dominant progressivist narratives of popular commercial media such as film and television. Media archaeologists often evince strong interest in ... Read »


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    • Media culture

    • In cultural studies, media culture refers to the current Western capitalist society that emerged and developed from the 20th century, under the influence of mass media. The term alludes to the overall impact and intellectual guidance exerted by the media (primarily TV, but also the press, radio and cinema), not only on ... Read »


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    • Media ecology

    • Media ecology theory is the study of media, technology, and communication and how they affect human environments. The theoretical concepts were proposed by Marshall McLuhan in 1964, while the term media ecology was first formally introduced by Neil Postman in 1968.Ecology in this context refers to the environment in wh ... Read »


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    • The Media Equation

    • The Media Equation is a general communication theory that claims that people tend to treat computers and other media as if they were either real people or real places. The effects of this phenomenon on people experiencing these media are often profound, leading them to behave and to respond to these experiences in unex ... Read »


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    • Media evaluation

    • Media evaluation is a discipline of the social sciences and centres on the analysis of media content rating the exposure using a number of pre-designated criteria commonly including tonal value and presence of key messages. It is said to be one of the fastest growing areas of mass communications research. The Internat ... Read »


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    • Media literacy

    • Media literacy is a repertoire of competencies that enable people to analyze, evaluate, and create messages in a wide variety of media modes, genres, and formats. The terms 'media literacy' and 'media education' are used synonymously in most English-speaking nations. Many scholars and educators consider media lite ... Read »


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    • Media Practice Model

    • The Media Practice Model is a media effects model used within the area of mass communication. This model was developed by Jeanne R. Steele and Jane D. Brown in 1995, and it takes a practice perspective which means that it focuses on everyday activities and routines of media consumption. This theoretical framework was d ... Read »


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    • Media psychology

    • Media psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on the relationships between human behavior and the media. This branch is a relatively new field of study because of advancement in technology. It uses various methods of critical analysis and investigation to develop a working model of a user's perception on me ... Read »


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    • Market for loyalties theory

    • Market for Loyalties Theory is a media theory based upon neoclassical economics. It describes why governments and power-holders monopolize radio, satellite, internet and other media through censorship using regulations, technology and other controls. It has also been used to theorize about what happens when there is a ... Read »


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    • Media watchdog

    • Watchdog journalism informs the public about goings-on in institutions and society, especially in circumstances where a significant portion of the public would demand changes in response. This might involve: Like a literal guard dog that barks when it notices an intruder, a "watchdog" role involves alerting others whe ... Read »


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    • Media weight

    • Media weight is a term used in advertising to refer to the size of the audience reached by an advertising campaign. Media weight is determined by the number and placement of advertisements in media such as television commercials, online ads, or billboards. Media weight is usually expressed in the form of GRP’s (G ... Read »


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    • MediaSmarts

    • MediaSmarts (formerly the Media Awareness Network) is a Canadian non-profit organization based in Ottawa that focuses on media literacy programs. In particular, the organization promotes critical thinking via education resources and analyzes the content of various types of mass media. Surveys and studies performed by M ... Read »


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    • Mediated quasi-interaction

    • Mediated quasi-interaction is a concept in communication science that describes a monological interaction between people, which is oriented towards an indefinite range of potential recipients. It involves a fundamental asymmetry between producers and receivers. Some examples of Mediated Quasi-Interaction are television ... Read »


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    • Mediatization (media)

    • In communication studies or media studies, mediatization is a theory that argues that the media shapes and frames the processes and discourse of political communication as well as the society in which that communication takes place. In this framework, an important aspect of modernization is the development of media, be ... Read »


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    • The medium is the message

    • "The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in any message it would transmit or convey, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived. The phrase was introduced in McLuhan's book , published in 196 ... Read »


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    • Mult box

    • A mult box is "a metal box with multiple outputs of a single audio source (one microphone connected to twenty jacks so that twenty people can record that microphone)." A mult box is sometimes called a 'press box', but that term is usually reserved for the sports media's section of an arena. It may also be called a pres ... Read »


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    • Multiliteracy

    • Multiliteracies is a term coined in the mid-1990s by the New London Group and is an approach to literacy theory and pedagogy. This approach highlights two key aspects of literacy: linguistic diversity, and multimodal forms of linguistic expression and representation. The term was coined in response to two significant c ... Read »


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    • Multimedia Studies

    • Multimedia Studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic discourse focused on the understanding of technologies and cultural dimensions of linking traditional media sources with ones based on new media to support social systems. Multimedia Studies as a discipline came out of the need for media studies to be ma ... Read »


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    • Narcotizing dysfunction

    • Narcotizing dysfunction is a theory that as mass media inundates people on a particular issue they become apathetic to it, substituting knowledge for action. It is suggested that the vast supply of communications Americans receive may elicit only a superficial concern with the problems of society, while importance of r ... Read »


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    • The Nationwide Project

    • The Nationwide Project was an influential media audience research project conducted by the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies at the University of Birmingham, England, in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Its principal researchers were David Morley and Charlotte Brunsdon. The Media Group at the CCCS selected t ... Read »


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    • New media studies

    • New media studies is a relatively young academic discipline that explores the intersections of computing, science, the humanities, and the visual and performing arts. Janet Murray, a prominent researcher in the discipline, describes this intersection as "a single new medium of representation, the digital medium, formed ... Read »


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    • Noddy (TV interview technique)

    • Noddy headshots or noddies are a type of camera shot used in recorded news or current affairs interviews. The noddies consist of nods and other similar "listening gestures" made by the interviewer. If only one camera is available at the interview site, then these shots are recorded after the actual interview takes plac ... Read »


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    • Nordicom

    • The Nordic Information Centre for Media and Communication Research (NORDICOM) is a cooperate venture including the five countries of the Nordic Region – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Starting from academic research, Nordicom collects and adapts knowledge, mediating it to various user groups in the ... Read »


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    • Online deliberation

    • The term online deliberation describes the emerging field of practice and research related to the design, implementation and study of deliberative processes that rely on the use of electronic information and communications technologies (ICT). Online deliberation is a relatively new field. Online deliberation is very ... Read »


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    • Paley Center for Media

    • The Paley Center for Media & Paleyfest Location, formerly the Museum of Television & Radio (MT&R) and the Museum of Broadcasting, founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, is an American cultural institution in New York and Los Angeles dedicated to the discussion of the cultural, creative and social significance of televisi ... Read »


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    • Parasocial interaction

    • Parasocial interaction (PSI) offers an explanation of the ways in which audience members develop their one-sided relationships with the media being consumed. PSI is described as an illusionary experience, such that media audiences interact with personas (e.g., talk show host, celebrities, characters) as if they are eng ... Read »


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    • Philosophy of technology

    • The philosophy of technology is a philosophical field dedicated to studying the nature of technology and its social effects. Philosophical discussion of questions relating to technology (or its Greek ancestor techne) dates back to the very dawn of Western philosophy. The phrase "philosophy of technology" was first use ... Read »


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    • Polymedia

    • Polymedia is an anthropological notion that was introduced by Daniel Miller and Mirca Madianou in recognition of the way most people today use a wide variety of communication media. They claim that as individual communication acts are no longer dictated by access and cost, people are likely to be judged on why they sel ... Read »


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    • Popular culture

    • Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by m ... Read »


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    • Priming (media)

    • The priming theory states that media images stimulate related thoughts in the minds of audience members. For example, if a person were to see a cartoon character play a trick that inflicts pain or injury on another character, without permanent consequences, it could make that person more likely to repeat the violent ac ... Read »


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    • Print culture

    • Print culture embodies all forms of printed text and other printed forms of visual communication. One prominent scholar in the field is Elizabeth Eisenstein, who contrasted print culture, which appeared in Europe in the centuries after the advent of the Western printing-press (and much earlier in China where woodblock ... Read »


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    • School of Convergence

    • 9.9 School of Convergence, also known as SoC, is a small media school in New Delhi, India. The school has Pramath Raj Sinha, the Founding Dean of Indian School of Business, as its Dean. The School of Convergence (SoC) was set up in October 2001 by Kaleidoscope Entertainment, headed by Bobby Bedi. The school starte ... Read »


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    • Selective exposure theory

    • Selective exposure is a theory within the practice of psychology, often used in media and communication research, that historically refers to individuals' tendency to favor information which reinforces their pre-existing views while avoiding contradictory information. Selective exposure has also been known and defined ... Read »


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    • Semiotic democracy

    • Semiotic democracy is a phrase first coined by John Fiske, a media studies professor, in his seminal media studies book Television Culture (1987). Fiske defined the term as the "delegation of the production of meanings and pleasures to [television's] viewers." Fiske discussed how rather than being passive couch potatoe ... Read »


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    • Spiral of silence

    • The spiral of silence theory is a political science and mass communication theory proposed by the German political scientist Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann, which stipulates that individuals have a fear of isolation, which results from the idea that a social group or the society in general might isolate, neglect, or exclude ... Read »


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    • Structural pluralism

    • Structural pluralism is a concept used to examine the way in which societies are structured, and specifically is a way to explain coverage differences in media markets. It is associated with philosophical, sociological and communication literature. Structural pluralism is what makes civic community a unique form of ci ... Read »


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    • Technological somnambulism

    • Technological somnambulism is a concept used when talking about the philosophy of technology. The term was used by Langdon Winner in his essay Technology as forms of life. Winner puts forth the idea that we are simply in a state of sleepwalking in our mediations with technology. This sleepwalking is caused by a number ... Read »


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    • Third-person effect

    • The Third-person effect hypothesis predicts that people tend to perceive that mass media messages have a greater effect on others than on themselves, based on personal biases. Because of this perception, people tend to take action to counteract the messages’ influence. The Third-person effect manifests itself thro ... Read »


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    • Transformation processes (media systems)

    • The term transformation (also "transition" or "system change") in the field of mediated cross-border communication refers to a media system's change from for instance authoritarian or communist structures to a new media system with different structures and control mechanisms. Compared to the studies of media systems, ... Read »


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    • Transmediation

    • Transmediation is the process of translating a work into a different medium. It may utilize more than one media form. All the components of a transmediated work are interlinked with each other to form the whole network. Therefore, transmediated works are closely linked to semiotics and technology in the context of digi ... Read »


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    • Media transparency

    • Media transparency (or transparent media) is the concept of determining how and why information is conveyed through various means. As used in the humanities, the topic of media transparency implies openness and accountability. It is a metaphorical extension of the meaning used a "transparent" object is one that can be ... Read »


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    • Transparency of media ownership in Bulgaria

    • Transparency of media ownership refers to the public availability of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about media ownership structures to make possible for media authorities and the wider public to ascertain who effectively owns and controls the media. According to the expert Nelly Ognyanova, lack of ... Read »


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    • Transparency of media ownership in Croatia

    • Transparency of media ownership refers to the public availability of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about media ownership structures to make possible for media authority and the wider public to ascertain who effectively owns and controls the media. Between 2011 and 2012, following some concerns on o ... Read »


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    • Transparency of media ownership in Europe

    • Transparency of media ownership refers to the public availability of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about media ownership structures. A legal regime guaranteeing transparency of media ownership makes possible for the public as well as for media authorities to find out who effectively owns, controls ... Read »


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    • Transparency of media ownership in Romania

    • Transparency of media ownership refers to the public availability of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information about media ownership structures to make possible for media authorities and the wider public to ascertain who effectively owns and controls the media. In Romania transparency of media ownership is add ... Read »


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    • Gail Guthrie Valaskakis

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