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What is public opinion, and what factors help to shape it? (Chapter 8, Section 1)

How is public opinion measured and used? (Chapter 8, Section2 )

How has the development of different media helped inform the public about politics? (Chapter 8, Section 3)  Also consider these sources: The Mass Media and How Mass Media Manipulates Public Opinion

What are the strengths and weaknesses of the different mediums of media?

Who is reached by each of the different mediums of media?  (In other words, who consumes information from each of the different mediums?)

1.The general shape of public of public opinion on an issue can be found through a number of key indicators .They include voting; lobbying books pamphlets and magazines and news paper articles along with news headlines on tv the Internet is also a huge source for news and finding new topics to talk about .

2. The different forms of media have shaped the ways people think about politics and also it will also persuade them to vote in other parties if the candidate if persuading them well enough to go into another party of politics in the future .

3. A medium that is means of communication it transmits some kind of information media is the plural of medium . The mass media include those means of communication that can reach large widely dispersed audiences simultaneously .Also mass media is another way that big politicians can keep trying get into your head and get you to vote for them along with staying in that specific party as well .

4. The public and or the citizens be the one who will be the ones who are consuming the information and getting the to decide who they want to vote for and what party they decide on and also if the party they are if they are in on is the correct one for them at the time . Also that data is. Received by the local government and or the federal government to find out who is voting for who and also see who is switching parties as well .

Written Analysis, Part 2

In this portion of your written analysis, you will introduce the media’s perspective on your topic by answering the following questions:

What does the media say about your Project Citizen topic?

Pretty much, the media doesn’t really favor street artists. It is unfortunate that a stigma has been placed on street artists, because when people think of graffiti, they generally associate it with vandalism.

Are there certain times or instances when your topic becomes of particular importance to the media (and therefore society)?  If so, when?  Discuss the moments when your topic becomes of greatest interest to the public.

Graffiti occasionally grabs the media’s attention when an art piece resonates within a lot of people. This usually occurs when a political statement is made that intrigues people, or an exceptionally beautiful piece is created.

How does the media present your topic?  Positively?  Negatively?  Etc.
Whose voice or what perspective is heard the most regarding your topic?
Whose voice or what perspective is underrepresented when the media talks about your topic?

Normally, our topic is presented in a negative way. People who don’t understand the reasoning behind it dismiss all of it as vandalism. However; people in the art community are very accepting of it and generally support it. The perspective that isn’t represented is definitely the artist. The voice that is heard is usually that of the critic or non supporter.

Based on your research, what is the media NOT saying that they should/could be?How could the media reduce bias regarding your topic and present more holistic, well-rounded information?

The media should be highlighting the amount of effort that goes into what these artists do. They should be showing how beautiful and expressive this art form is, and let these people be free of judgement, even from their own community. The media could present better information by speaking to the artists themselves, and not critics ready to tear them down. The only era that we can break the stigma about street art is by talking about it.


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