But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role Of Gatekeepers In Music Selection In 1960s Top 40 Radio, 2016 Grand Valley State University
But Will It Play In Grand Rapids? The Role Of Gatekeepers In Music Selection In 1960s Top 40 Radio, Len O'Kelly
Confessions Of A Media Literacy Scholar-Practitioner: Job Market Advantages, Research Agenda Challenges, And Theory-Driven Production, Christopher Boulton
Journal of Media Literacy Education
This essay explores how higher education’s move away from the liberal arts tradition of learning by thinking and towards more vocational “experiential” approaches has implications for media literacy educators’ career options, scholarly identities, and teaching strategies. Specifically, I consider my own negotiation of increasing administrative and student demands for “hands-on” production courses by confessing both my advantages on the job market and my post-hire challenges in articulating a clear research agenda. I then conclude with a case study of how I repurposed my scholar-practitioner identity and used critical theory to drive production by bringing film students into a cultural ...
Evaluating Online Media Literacy In Higher Education: Validity And Reliability Of The Digital Online Media Literacy Assessment (Domla), Tom Hallaq
Journal of Media Literacy Education
While new technology continues to develop and become increasingly affordable, and students have increased access to digital media, one might wonder if requiring such technology in the classroom is akin to throwing the car keys to a teen-ager who has not completed a driver’s education course. The purpose of this study was to develop a valid and reliable quantitative survey providing accurate data about the digital online media literacy of university-level students in order to better understand how digital online media can and should be used within a teaching/learning environment at a university. This study identifies core constructs ...
Officer On Duty: How An Image Can Change In An Instant, 2016 Liberty University
Officer On Duty: How An Image Can Change In An Instant, Derrick Battle
The deaths of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and Tamir Rice sparked an uproar in many communities across the United States. These incidents brought to light that there is an issue that remains prevalent between citizen and police officers. The New York Police Department, Ferguson Police Department, and the Cleveland Department of Police have all dealt with tension involving the communities they serve. Since these incidents changes have been made within each department. Some had the help of the Department of Justice to reform old polices. While law enforcement does what they believe it is necessary to protect the public, sometimes ...
Mcv Wines Social Media Marketing Campaign: Successfully Marketing Wine To Millennials, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Mcv Wines Social Media Marketing Campaign: Successfully Marketing Wine To Millennials, Dillon Payne
The following study investigates how to develop a commercial on a social media platform in order to advertise a product to millennials – in this study, wine is the product. The number of consumers is increasing as each year more and more millennials become 21 years old, thus being able to be the next and newest consumer of the wine industry. The campaign’s focus was to create a wine commercial for a tasting room called MCV Wines and market it on social media to see if millennials would be interested in purchasing wine after seeing the commercial. Withscholarly research, the ...
Edward Snowden, Hero Or Traitor? An Analysis Of News Media Framing, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Edward Snowden, Hero Or Traitor? An Analysis Of News Media Framing, Cole N. Caster
Mainstream news broadcasters such as Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are some of the most popular sources of news in the world. With such a significant responsibility, it is both important and interesting to analyze how news outlets present their stories. This project focuses on the roll of framing in news media. Specifically, how the news broadcasters Fox News, CNN and MSNBC employ the hero and traitor frame in the presentation of Edward Snowden, an ex National Security Administration contractor who leaked thousands of highly classified documents to news outlets.
Exploring Ethnic Stereotypes Through The Production Of Five Short Films, 2016 East Tennessee State Universtiy
Exploring Ethnic Stereotypes Through The Production Of Five Short Films, Ines Galiano Torres
Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This is a nontraditional thesis that combines social research in ethnic stereotypes in TV and film with the creative process of film production. This paper contains the formal step of research, in addition to the details on the production and creation of five original short films related to the issue of ethnic representations.
All Lives Matter: Media Agenda, 2016 Liberty University
All Lives Matter: Media Agenda, Brittany Minard
This thesis proposal addresses the role that the media play in influencing public opinion with specific attention paid to CNN and Fox News in the way that they covered the shooting of Mike Brown by officer Darren Wilson in August 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. The research has been divided into several sections starting with an introduction which includes, a statement of the problem being addressed, the significance and purpose of this study, and a section about myself as the researcher. This is followed by a literature review which consists of explaining the Agenda Setting Theory to examine how the media ...
Hit After Hit: Examining The Image Repair Strategies Of Johnny Manziel, 2016 Liberty University
Hit After Hit: Examining The Image Repair Strategies Of Johnny Manziel, Lisa Deruiter
Over the past decades, the landscape of sports journalism has changed to where now, athletes are often in the news just as frequently for their positive on-the-field play as they are for their negative off-the-field issues. Following these issues, the athletes must find strategies to employ to fix their damaged reputations. This thesis includes a rhetorical analysis of the image repair strategies employed by Johnny Manziel after each of his countless reputation-damaging incidents. The paper examines each of Manziel’s problems in depth, gives an overview of his biography, and includes a thorough review of literature regarding Benoit’s Image ...
A Rhetorical Analysis Of The Feminist And Patriarchal Themes Within Shonda Rhimes' Television Shows "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal," And "How To Get Away With Murder", Katelyn Roshetko
No abstract provided.
Smartphones And Cognition: The Case For An Updated Theory Of Electronic Eloquence, 2016 Liberty University
Smartphones And Cognition: The Case For An Updated Theory Of Electronic Eloquence, Omar Adams
As Marshall McLuhan first proposed, humanity has progressed through several stages of communication technology that have each fundamentally changed the way people think and behave within society at large. Electronic media redefined society in the 20th century, and now we stand at the cusp of a new revolution. This paper examines the changes brought about by the Internet and new media, with a particular focus on the effects of smartphone and social media use, through the lens of Kathleen Hall Jamieson’s theory of electronic eloquence. An anonymous survey was conducted to determine participants’ preferences on different forms of media ...
Selling On, Not Out, The Internet, 2016 The College of New Rochelle
Selling On, Not Out, The Internet, David Donnelly
No abstract provided.
P-04 From The Academy To The Airwaves: Essaying With National Public Radio’S “Listener Commentary” Community At Wvpe-Fm 88.1 Elkhart, In, Beverly Matiko
As a twenty-two-year resident of the United States, I have found myself drawn to the spaces that National Public Radio makes for the genre that is the subject of my doctoral dissertation and much of my teaching-the essay. Six months ago, I decided to take my expertise from the academy to the airwaves by embarking on a creative research project that involves interrogating my own experience for subject matter. I resolved to act on a belief that I share with nonfiction prose writer Annie Dillard: “What a marvel it [is] that so many times a day the world, like a ...
Abstinence Cinema: Virginity And The Rhetoric Of Sexual Purity In Contemporary Film, 2016 Butler University
Abstinence Cinema: Virginity And The Rhetoric Of Sexual Purity In Contemporary Film, Casey R. Kelly
Casey R. Kelly
Impact Of Ict On Journalism: A Case Study From Meghalaya, 2016 Asian Institute of Management and Technology
Impact Of Ict On Journalism: A Case Study From Meghalaya, Rupa Rani Sonowal Dr.
New Media And The Circuit Of Cyber-Culture: Conceptualizing Napster, 2016 University of Colorado
New Media And The Circuit Of Cyber-Culture: Conceptualizing Napster, Bryan Taylor, Christof Demont-Heinrich, Kirsten Broadfoot, Jefferson Dodge, Guowei Jian
Media studies scholars have employed the "cultural circuit" model to analyze media in the context of capitalist political economy. This model identifies interrelated "moments' in which the meanings of cultural products are determined, negotiated, and subverted in interaction between producers and audiences. The turbulent evolution of new media, however, requires continuous reflection on the adequacy of conceptual tools. Analysis of recent controversy surrounding the Internet music-exchange service Napster indicates that the cultural circuit model must be modified to accommodate the emerging media of cyber-culture.
The Big Short, 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Big Short, Elizabeth Armon
The Big Short (McKay, 2015), adapted from the non-fiction novel The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis (2010), follows three separate but parallel stories leading up to the United States housing crisis of 2008. On a macro-level, the film brilliantly depicted the creation, and the ultimate burst, of the credit and housing market bubble. However, on a micro-level the audience is given an opportunity to realize and empathize with the internal struggle that many of the main characters faced as they grappled with the fact that their financial gain from shorting the market came with the caveat ...
Because I Said So: A Functional Theory Analysis Of Evidence In Political Tv Spots, 2016 University of Missouri
Because I Said So: A Functional Theory Analysis Of Evidence In Political Tv Spots, Jayne R. Henson, William L. Benoit
Speaker & Gavel
This study examines presidential general election television advertising (1952-2004), primary advertising (1952-2008), and non-presidential advertising from 2002 (gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, U.S. House) to understand the use of evidence (statements for which sources are provided) in such campaign messages. 8% of the themes in these spots were supported by evidence (that is, identified a source for a claim). However, the longitudinal presidential data suggests that evidence in advertising was rare until the 1990s, when Bill Clinton in particular employed a great deal of evidence in his spots. Although the appeals across all ads were mainly positive (70% of the ...
No More Mind Games: Content Analysis Of In-Game Commentary Of The National Football League’S Concussion Problem, 2016 Wilfrid Laurier University
No More Mind Games: Content Analysis Of In-Game Commentary Of The National Football League’S Concussion Problem, Jeffrey Parker
Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive)
American (gridiron) football played at the professional level in the National Football League (NFL) is an inherently physical spectator sport, in which players frequently engage in significant contact to the head and upper body. Until recently, the long-term health consequences associated with on the field head trauma were not fully disclosed to players or the public, potentially misrepresenting the dangers involved in gameplay. Crucial to the dissemination of this information to the public are in-game televised commentators of NFL games, regarded as the primary conduits for mediating in-game narratives to the viewing audience. Using a social constructionist theoretical lens, this ...
Literary Radicals In Radio’S Public Sphere, 2016 University of Massachusetts Boston
Literary Radicals In Radio’S Public Sphere, Judith E. Smith
American Studies Faculty Publication Series
Radio was THE emerging medium in the middle decades of the twentieth century, and radio historians have helped us understand some of the myriad ways it influenced the public sphere and created new forms of cultural consciousness and multivocal formulations of national community. Michele Hilmes has argued that radio was “significantly different from any preceding or subsequent medium in its ability to transcend spatial boundaries, blur the private and public spheres, and escape visual determinations while still retaining the strong element of ‘realism’ that sound—rather than written words--supplies.” Jason Loviglio has analyzed the techniques and implications of radio’s ...