The role of the mass media in influencing political process


Essay, 2009

7 Pages, Grade: 74%


Abstract or Introduction

The following report will investigate the role of mass media in politics and will aim to prove the hypothesis that mass media reinforces existing stereotypes and prejudices in society while also shortly examining arguments against the hypothesis. Firstly the issues around gender stereotyping will be discussed, followed by problems arising from ethnical stereotyping, focusing particularly on issues with regards to Islam as well as Muslims.
The paper concludes that although there are some positive cases, the strong arguments supporting the hypothesis proves that the mass media does reinforce as well as construct social stereotypes around the images that are produced, and by doing so they are capable of shaping the individual's attitudes and beliefs. The mass media, in fact, can be seen as a product of Britain’s culture that is biased like any other culture, with assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices.

Details

Title
The role of the mass media in influencing political process
College
Liverpool John Moores University
Grade
74%
Author
Year
2009
Pages
7
Catalog Number
V159845
ISBN (eBook)
9783640762040
File size
346 KB
Language
English
Keywords
mass media, stereotypes, gender stereotyping, ethnical stereotyping
Quote paper
Linda Vuskane (Author), 2009, The role of the mass media in influencing political process, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/159845

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