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Test Bank for Media Literacy, 9th Edition, W. James Potter, ISBN: 9781506366289, ISBN: 9781544395258

Test Bank for Media Literacy, 9th Edition, W. James Potter, ISBN: 9781506366289, ISBN: 9781544395258

Test Bank for Media Literacy, 9th Edition, W. James Potter, ISBN: 9781506366289, ISBN: 9781544395258

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Test Bank for Media Literacy, 9th Edition, W. James Potter, ISBN: 9781506366289, ISBN: 9781544395258

Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
PART I. INTRODUCTION
  Chapter 1. Why Increase Media Literacy?
The Information Problem
Dealing With the Information Problem
The Big Question
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
  Chapter 2. Media Literacy Approach
What Is Media Literacy?
The Three Building Blocks of Media Literacy
The Definition of Media Literacy
The Development of Media Literacy
Advantages of Developing a Higher Degree of Media Literacy
Summary
Further Reading
Exercise
PART II. AUDIENCES
  Chapter 3. Audience: Individual Perspective
Information-Processing Tasks
Analyzing the Idea of Exposure to Media Messages
The Media Literacy Approach
Summary
Further Reading
Exercise
  Chapter 4. Audience: Industry Perspective
Shift From Mass to Niche Perspective on Audience
Identifying Niches
Attracting Audiences
Conditioning Audiences
Summary
Further Reading
Exercises
  Chapter 5. Children as a Special Audience
Why Treat Children as a Special Audience?
Special Treatment From Regulators
Special Treatment From Parents
Re-examining the Case for Special Treatment of Children
Young Adults as a Special Audience
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercise
PART III. INDUSTRY
  Chapter 6. Development of the Mass Media Industries
Patterns of Development
Comparisons Across Mass Media
Current Picture
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
  Chapter 7. Economic Perspective
The Media Game of Economics
Characteristics of the Game
Media Industry Perspective
Consumers’ Strategies
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
PART IV. CONTENT
  Chapter 8. Media Content and Reality
Role of Reality in Media Content Formulas
Reality Programming as a Genre
The Importance of Media Literacy
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercise
  Chapter 9. News
Dynamic Nature of News
Different Perspectives on News
Consumer Standards for Evaluating the Quality of News
How Can We Become More Media Literate With News?
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
  Chapter 10. Entertainment
Story Formulas
Challenges
Patterns
Becoming Media Literate With Entertainment Messages
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
  Chapter 11. Advertising
Advertising Is Pervasive
Process of Constructing Advertising Messages
Becoming More Media Literate with Advertising
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
  Chapter 12. Interactive Media
Competitive Experiences
Cooperative Experiences
Acquisition Experiences
Media Literacy With Interactive Messages
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
PART V. EFFECTS
  Chapter 13. Broadening Our Perspective on Media Effects
Timing of Effects
Valence of Effects
Intentionality of Effects
Type of Effects
Four-Dimensional Analysis
Becoming More Media Literate
Summary
Further Reading
Exercises
  Chapter 14. How Does the Media Effects Process Work?
Media Effects Are Constantly Occurring
Factors Influencing Media Effects
Process of Influence
Thinking About Blame
Becoming More Media Literate
Summary
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
PART VI. THE SPRINGBOARD
  Chapter 15. Helping Yourself and Others to Increase Media Literacy
Helping Yourself
Helping Others
Summary
Keeping Up to Date
Exercises
PART VII. CONFRONTING THE ISSUES
  Issue 1. Ownership of Mass Media Businesses
Delineating the Issue
Evidence of Concentration
Evidence for Harm
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Applying Media Literacy Skills
  Issue 2. Sports
Delineating the Issue
The Money Cycle
Olympics
Video Gaming
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Applying Media Literacy Skills
  Issue 3. Fake News
What Is Fake News?
Media-Literate Treatment of Fake News
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Applying Media Literacy Skills
  Issue 4. Advertising
Delineating the Issue
Faulty Criticisms
Criticisms Based on Personal Values
Criticisms About Responsibility
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Applying Media Literacy Skills
  Issue 5. Media Violence
Delineating the Issue
The Public’s Faulty Perceptions
Producers’ Faulty Beliefs
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Applying Media Literacy Skills
  Issue 6. Privacy
Delineating the Issue
Criminal Threats to Your Privacy
Non-criminal Threats to Your Privacy
Public Opinion and Regulations
Your Own Informed Opinion
Further Reading
Keeping Up to Date
Applying Media Literacy Skills
Glossary
References
Index

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