Media essays

Jungian Archetypes, and Modern Media

Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist, is known as the founder of analytical psychology. His theories stated that mankind shared, inherited, and passed on common symbols, which he called archetypes, and that these archetypes were part of a ‘collective unconscious,’ shared by all human beings. He believed that archetypes transcended various customs and societies, claiming that …

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Independent/Alternative Media vs. Mainstream Media

Theoretically, the role of the media in a democratic society is to provide objective, factual information and editorial opinions for readers, viewers, and listeners, people who are collectively referred to as media consumers. At one time, the majority of news stories on radio, television, or in print emphasized the presentation of objective facts about an …

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Impact of Image in the Media

Communication is an indispensable element in human society and media, especially those that implicate the power of technological gadgets—TV shows, movies, TV ads, print ads, music videos and news programs — play an active role in transforming the society members’ beliefs, perceptions, way of thinking and attitude. Gerbner’s Cultivation Theory (1980) stipulates that television plays …

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The Impact of Media Violence on Children

Media activist Kalle Lasn (1999, p. 12-13) observes that the fundamental reason why society collectively does not worry about the effects of media on individual psychology and physiognomy is that, despite an abundant amount of research that has been conducted, there is a general lack of consensus in terms of results and findings. Nonetheless, the …

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Mass Media

It is highly possible that Stephen Bohler, “an undergraduate of the New York University who jumped to his death from one of the library’s upper interior walkways” committed suicide because of stress (Lipton, 2003, n. p. ). It may be because he is too overwhelmed by his school/school activities/school requirements (Lipton, 2003, n. p. ). …

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