• Does media violence translate into real world violence?
  • Do we influence the media or it influences us or a mix?
  • Significant studies in the history of mass media theories

READING:   Chapter 13 “Theories and Effects of Mass Communication”
QUIZ:   Chapter 13 Quiz on Blackboard

DISCUSSION:  There’s been a series of national stories on recent acts of violence.  Should our TV News station do a series on how to defend yourself against violent acts?  Or would that just generate an irrational fear of violence in our viewing audience when they are far more likely to die from dietary issues or car crashes?

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