MASS MEDIA 101

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  1. MASS MEDIA 101 - Warning large text file [150K]
    1. or The How and Why of the DisInformation Age
      1. by the Media Analysis Group
    2. But is this the ONLY way of slicing this reality?
      1. PLAINTIFF: minus $500,000
      2. DEFENDANT: minus $500,000
      3. PART 1: The HOW of Media DisInformation
        1. Introduction to Part 1
  2. ATTRIBUTION TO AN EXTERNAL SOURCE
  3. MIND-READING
  4. ANONYMOUS
  5. OMISSION
  6. EVASION OR SUPPRESSION
  7. PERSPECTIVE
  8. EUPHEMISMS
  9. LAST WORD
  10. GLAMORIZATION
  11. SUPPRESSION OF NEGATIVES
  12. NAMING AND IGNORING NEGATIVES
  13. ENLARGING SIGNIFICANCE
  14. ATTACKING OPPONENTS AS IMMORAL
  15. DEGLAMORIZATION
  16. DIRECT ATTACK
  17. INDIRECT ATTACK
  18. DOUBLE-STANDARD ATTACK
  19. HUMOR, SARCASM, SATIRE, AND IRONY
  20. FAKE NEUTRALITY
  21. FALSE COMPLIMENT
  22. FALSE CRITICISM
  23. FALSE SERIES
  24. FALSE PROTOTYPE
  25. HALF-DEBATE
  26. DOUBLE TALK
  27. OUTRIGHT FALSIFICATION
  28. DISTORTION
  29. EDITORIALIZED STRUCTURE
  30. "THE POISON SANDWICH"
  31. "THE SUGAR SANDWICH"
  32. INFLATION OF DETAIL
  33. MISCELLANEOUS TECHNIQUES
  34. OVERGENERALIZATION
  35. UNPROVED THEORY
  36. LEADING QUESTION
  37. ONE-WORD EDITORIAL
    1. Part 2: The WHY of Media Disinformtion
  38. IMAGE POLITICS
  39. From Cronkite's Complaint to Orwell's Oversight
  40. MONOPOLY POLITICS
    1. While the local media are sometimes accessible to third-party candidates
  41. DO THE MEDIA MANAGE OUR MINDS?
  42. BEYOND ORWELL'S 1984
  43. CHAPTER II
  44. THE MONEYED MEDIA
  45. WHO'S AT THE TOP?
  46. MANY VOICES, ONE CHORUS
    1. CHAPTER III
  47. CONDITIONAL AUTONOMY AND SELF-CENSORSHIP
  48. WHO REPORTS?
  49. A CHAIN OF COMMAND: EDITORS, PRODUCERS, AND OWNERS
    1. DOING TIME AT TIME
  50. HE WHO PAYS THE PIPER
  51. THE MYTH OF OBJECTIVITY
  52. NOT ENOUGH TIME, SPACE, AND MONEY?
    1. "OBJECTIVITY" BY OMISSION
  53. MAINTAINING APPEARANCES