14 Jun 2006

The media doesn't influence us... except when it does

Kenapa media begitu 'heboh'? Karena kemampuannya yg luar biasa dalam peradaban dunia belakangan ini. Ada pro dan kontra di sana, menarik untuk diikuti. Anda ada dimana? Artikel-artikel dalam majalah ini sangat menarik, silakan coba tengok artikel ini.

This "censorship" vs. "free speech" debate frames the way media vio- lence is discussed even among people who should know better. Media educators can while away days debating whether media violence even affects people at all, with many contending that there's no evidence it does. This is a curious position for them to argue. The mainstream media literacy movement is predicated on the idea that media construct reality. Media influence our views on race, gender, politics, and body image--these ideas are accepted as givens. But somehow, when it comes to violence, the effects aren't "proven."
Berbagai penelitian tentang efek media pernah dilakukan. Salah satunya stasiun televisi CBS pernah membuat penelitian, yg juga ingin menolak dampak negatif media massa. Hmm..

Artikel lain dapat ditemukan disini, tentang The Media Made ME Do it. dan The Media Made Them Do It.
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