Media Images and the Social Construction of Reality

@inproceedings{Croteau2007MediaIA,
  title={Media Images and the Social Construction of Reality},
  author={David Croteau and William A. Gamson and Andre Modigliani and E. Burke Rochford and Steven K. Worden},
  year={2007}
}
  • David Croteau, William A. Gamson, +2 authors Steven K. Worden
  • Published 2007
Ideally, a media system suitable for a democracy ought to provide its readers with some coherent sense of the broader social forces that affect the conditions of their everyday lives. It is difficult to find anyone who would claim that media discourse in the United States even remotely approaches this ideal. The overwhelming conclusion is that the media generally operate in ways that promote apathy, cynicism, and quiescence, rather than active citizenship and participation. Furthermore, all the… CONTINUE READING

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