Monday, May 2, 2016

mass communication final exam review sheet

SOCI 4600 Mass Communication Final Exam Review Sheet
Spring 2016

For the final exam you should be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge of the lectures from Parts V, VI, VII and VIII of the course and of the readings listed below. You should be able to define and discuss the following terms.


“Production, Consumption, Prosumption”
mass customization
home improvement
DIY
photography
blogs
video sharing

“Highbrow Omnivorousness on the Small Screen”
Eurobarometer
profit-oriented cultural industries
Less profit-oriented cultural industries

Jurgen Habermas
Public sphere
Communicative rationality
refeudalization

Opening Closed Regimes: What Was the Role of Social Media During the Arab Spring?”

“Debating the Events of September 11
O Estado
Le Monde
NY Times
Anti-Americanism
Anti-Anti-Americanism
Pro-Americanism
ideological polarization
Trinity River Corridor Project
lowered barriers
organizational reinforcement
Proposition One
TrinityVote
Vote No! Save the Trinity
link tracking
interviews

“Cross-Ideological Discussions among Conservative and Liberal Bloggers”
web links
straw man arguments

outrage discourse
insulting language
character assassination
Exaggeration
mockery

web memetics
Vdare
NewsMax
Fox News
The Daily Show

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Mass Communication review sheet for exam 2

SOCI 4600: Mass Communication
Review Sheet for Exam 2

For exam 2 you should be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge of the readings and lectures from Parts III and IV of the course. You should be able to define and discuss the following terms, although this list is not exhaustive.

“Information Capitalism”
Daniel Bell
Peter Drucker
Knowledge economy
Post-industrial society
Symbolic analysts
Service sector

Manuel Castells
Global flows of information

“Winner-take-all markets”

DiMaggio et al. on Digital Inequality
Equipment
autonomy of use
skill
social support
purposes for which the technology is employed

Eszter Hargittai
From the ‘Digital Divide’ to ‘Digital Inequality’
Online skills
Laura Robinson
skhole
Highly wired families
Partially wired families
Unwired families


Jen Schradie
Egalitarian public sphere
Internet-in-practice
High-status information habitus

MySpace
Facebook
Aesthetic preferences
Network effects

Zeynep Tufekci

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Exam 1 review sheet for SOCI 4600 Mass Communication

SOCI 4600 Mass Communication Review Sheet for Exam 1
Spring 2016

For exam 1 you should be prepared to demonstrate your knowledge of the readings and lectures from Parts I and II of the course. You should be able to define and discuss the following terms, although this list is not exhaustive.

Max Weber
Towards a Sociology of the Press

Walter Lippmann
Public Opinion
Liberty and the Press
The Phantom Public
Cold War
Manufacture of Consent
Stereotypes
“Pictures in our heads”
Pseudo-environments

Critical Theory
The Frankfurt School
Max Horkheimer
Theodor Adorno
The Dialectic of Enlightenment
Culture Industry
Lowest Common Denominator
Fascist Propaganda
Antonio Gramsci
Prison Notebooks
Hegemony
Organic Intellectuals

Herbert Schiller
Mass Communications and American Empire
The Mind Managers
Information and the Crisis Economy
Culture Inc.
The Global Media
Transnational Corporations
Packaged Consciousness
Michael Schudson
Gatekeepers
Social Backgrounds of Media Members
Organizational Analysis
News Cycle

Information Pathologies
Information Overload
Paradox of Choice
Distractability
Attention Deficit
Impatience
Validity
Shallow Novelty
Validity
Authority
Social and Communication Skills
Self-Absorption

Thursday, December 10, 2015

spring 2015 Mass Communication

Sociology of Mass Communication


SOCI4600-1

TuTh 2:00PM - 3:20PM Env 110 Jan 19, 2016- May 13, 2016

Prof. Gabe Ignatow
ignatow.blogspot.com
ignatow@unt.edu

Overview

This course is designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, applicable to sociology majors and non-majors:
  1. Develop a basic understanding of the social dimensions of information communication technologies.
  2. Read, with substantial comprehension, current articles, reports, and academic papers related to developments in information technology and social science.
  3. Extract from the readings an understanding of the social and political context surrounding digital information systems.

Syllabus

Weeks 1 and 2

I. Theorizing the mass media revolution

Week 3

II. Information overload and cultural decline

Week 4: Exam 1 (25%) Thursday February 11


Week 5

III. The information society

Weeks 6-8

IV. Digital divides
  • Cooper The Digital Divide: The Special Case of Gender
  • Tufekci, Zeynep. Brogrammers.

Week 9: Exam 2 (30%)

Weeks 10-11

V. Media consumption

VI. Reception studies

  • Livingstone and Das (2013) The End of Audiences?
  • Picone, Ike (2016) Grasping the Digital News User
  • Liebes and Katz (1986) Patterns of Involvement in Television Fiction

Weeks 12-13

VII. Social media and social movements

Week 14

VIII. Hyper-partisanship


Week 15
Final Exam Review

Final Exam (25%) Thursday May 12, 1:30pm