As we are coming to the end of this semester and this being my last journal entry I believe, the last theory that I will be talking about from this week’s readings is Mood Management Theory. Mood management theory is based on the fact that we selected certain genres or…


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This week’s topic is all about Displacement Theory and Uses and Gratifications Theory. Within these two theories, there is a commonality between them because they focus on the audience or individual to pick media channels that best fit them. Displacement Theory is about how “media consumption will displace some other…


For this week’s blog post I am going to focus on the aspects of Social Media and how it influences our everyday life. In the reading, it talked about multiple theories such as Media Richness Theory (communication medium’s ability to reproduce the information sent over it) and Social Information Processing…


This week’s reading was a very detailed but interesting one to me because I kinda love learning about the history of media and it has evolved over time. The article went through a timeline of different eras starting from the 1700s and spanning all across into today’s media age on…


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Politics is one subject that everyone can agree upon as being a ‘touchy’ one where it is probably best not to bring up in social situations since everyone has their own opinion and viewpoints. I know from personal experience not to bring up the topic on politics when my family…


For this week’s blog post, I want to focus on the subject of violent video games and how women in these games are projected in a hyper-sexualized way to appeal to the male dominant audience.Women in general are probably the most heavily stereotyped in media due to believing that we…


Going into week 5 of this semester, we have learned about the concepts of “Media Priming” and “Framing” in both our readings and lectures. In our reading Priming by Carpentier, she discussed two definitions of priming that come from Tulving and Schacter researcher which is explicit and implicit memory. Explicit…


Social Cognitive Theory and Agenda Setting Theory are two topics that are very popular within the fields of communication and how scholars apply those theories to their studies. The term “Social Cognitive Theory” is about how our own behaviors, environment, and personal factors all contribute to the observations we have…


Our readings for this week circle around the idea of “Cultivation Theory” developed by Gerbner and others, which is the theory that “looks at relationships between exposure to mass media and beliefs about the world” (Signorielli). …

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