“The Agenda Setting Function of the Mass Media” written by Donald Shaw and Maxwell E. McCombs is testing the plausibility that mass media ultimately force our attention to certain issues—not necessarily telling us what to think, but what to think about as stated in their research. If this is true, then politicians like Cory Booker […]Read more "The agenda has been set: politicians, take action and take to Twitter"
With the power of social media, politicians are given larger platforms to spread their opinions and interact with constituents. Citizens are also able to readily see these opinions which has lead to both positive and negative effects on the current political climate. People are taking to social media to gather deeper understandings into different issues […]Read more "Politicians and Their New Love: Twitter"
McCombs and Shaw’s Agenda Setting Theory states that media has the most powerful influence in what issues are important. This November all U.S. House of Representatives seats and a third of the Senate seats will be up for reelection. Based upon Agenda Setting Theory and the current hostile political climate, those running for election should […]Read more "Those Running in Midterm Elections Must Heed Agenda Setting Theory"
The agenda-setting theory is nothing more than a theoretical reference to be deconstructed in the present. In my opinion, several factors intercede to build a public agenda, one of them is social media. The active participation of people in deciding what to think is mixed with the influence of the media mainstream and the politicians’ own […]Read more "Who sets the public agenda in the era of social media?"
Today’s political world and media world are locked in constant battle debating what’s “fake news” and what isn’t. Instead of spending time reading the news for information about a politician’s platform, the public is now spending time trying to decipher who is telling the truth and who isn’t. Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody […]Read more "Politicians – Drop the name calling and tell us what you stand for"
Facebook has exploded since I made my first photo album on the social media platform back in eighth grade. About eight years later, Facebook’s non-threatening interface and promise of instant communication gratification has people all over the world logging on. With 2 billion users, Facebook has a population larger than any country in the world. […]Read more "Who Runs the World? Facebook"
Argumentation and Minimalism are both part of the University of Twente’s communication theories. Our group explores these concepts through the use of social media, as well as computer and mobile applications. We look at argumentation as a way to problem solve and how social media both helps and hinders finding solutions. We also look at […]Read more "Argumentation Theory and Minimalism Theory"
Cultivation theory and Priming theory from Ruochen Jiang We introduced the Cultivation theory and the Priming theory. In culturing theory, television plays a role in cultivating and shaping people’s perception of reality (Twente, 2018). People feel fear after they receive too much crime news. For example, Zhang Yingying case. In addition, children’s games, violent […]Read more "Cultivation Theory and Priming Theory"
Framing + U&G (PDF) from ssuserd600ec Framing Theory is defining the way media and media gatekeepers organize and present the events and issues they cover, and the way audiences interpret what they are provided (“UT”,2018), while Use and Gratification Theory indicates that media customers as active mediating factors in functional analysis of media effects. The […]Read more "Framing and Use & Gratification Theory"
The biggest change I have noticed in Facebook over recent years is the addition of news being reported on the platform. Before, news was completely controlled by the media, and each story went through multiple checkpoints before going live. Now with reporting being done on Facebook, all news stories look similar and it is much […]Read more "Why I Think The Answer To Fixing Fake News Is Not In Facebook"