WVU COMM 493I - Hardman, Zach - midterm graded (6 pages)

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Comm 493i - SPTP:Diffusion of Innovations
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Zach Hardman COMM 493k 002 Midterm Response 1 There are several different ways that the news media can influence citizens attention to and beliefs about different issues First define priming framing and agenda setting effects and give examples of each be sure your answer makes it clear how these different media effects differ Second think specifically about the recent news coverage of Ebola in the U S and explain how priming framing and agenda setting effects could lead to public panic Again include specific examples in your explanation whether they are examples you have actually seen or not Media has always been able influence citizens beliefs and what they pay attention to in the world as well as their local communities Although in early years especially in the United States this was not the case Newspapers were a scarce luxury and with a literacy rate approaching 90 percent in inner cities American s were hungry for news Yet in the inner cities only one out of 32 residents would receive a copy of a daily newspaper Studies showed if newspapers in 1790 if newspapers were distributed evenly throughout the U S each American would receive only one issue a year This was the dilemma even after the policy of exchanges was implemented in 1758 by Benjamin Franklin and William Hunter which allowed printers by postal law to exchange their newspapers through mail without a postage stamp while also allowing the receiving local papers to cut and paste any information from the original source Thus standardizing the information as it flooded inland Even with these exchanges most Americans outside of the cities had were receiving their news insight from small taverns where news was discussed aloud within the local community These grass roots news reading taverns took whatever information existed and made it interactive therefore taking it out of the hands of the elites who distributed the information Kuypers 2014 These taverns in my opinion are where some of the first occurrences



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