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Hum 176 Final Essay

1467 words - 6 pages

Final Part one and two
Steven Estep
HUM/176
March 3rd, 2012
Larhonda Jackson

Final Part One
People rely on the news daily for accurate and informative stories and current events. The news should report relevant stories that affect the targeted audience. A local news channel has a great responsibility to let the community know what is happening around them. This paper will focus on a scenario about a local television station. The city council has just voted to close city parks three days a week to save money. Meanwhile, a major celebrity has died. The park story has a greater effect on the viewers, but the celebrity death will get bigger ratings. This paper will analyze which story ...view middle of the document...

The community may rely on the park being open to spend their days with their children. The park being closed may also affect sports practices and other events in the community. The park story is especially important during the summer season, when more people are likely to be going outdoors. In this case the director of the local television station should play the “keep them waiting” tactic. This tactic means it would announce in the beginning a short review of what we will be discussing throughout the night, making the death of the celebrity one of the first things announced but one of the last stories to be broadcast. Most people will have already heard about the celebrity's death from other sources, such as the Internet or radio. By making a comment about it before going into commercials it will keep the viewer hooked to the station. Ratings will probably be better if the station can keep a large number of viewers watching throughout the broadcast. People tune in to local news to hear about what's going on in the community, and tune in to cable news to hear about national and international events. Local news reflects local stories, and that is why people tune in to their local station.
Part Two
1.    How is culture reflected in movies and television? What relationship does the media have with culture?
Movies and television reflect the culture of today’s society in many ways, “The television impact on individuals, communities and cultures is huge” (Mitu, 2011). The latest trends and fashion that are found in today’s culture are showcased in movies and on television. The most popular items that people enjoy are also showcased in movies, such as cars and electronics. Many television programs are now based on reality television instead of sitcoms. The reality shows illustrate the culture of the people that are on the show. For example, the Real Housewives of Orange County portray a very wealthy group of women who are powerful and successful. The show reflects the culture of Orange County and the importance of status that exists in the area. The show also depicts the struggles the women have with their marriages and relationships. Divorce is a big issue in today’s society and culture and is portrayed in movies and on television in a number of shows. That type of reality show also gives viewers a look at how women are becoming more and more successful and career women. Orange County does promote the type of lifestyle that is shown on the program. Most viewers prefer to watch a program that depicts real life situations and scenarios because they can relate to the issues.
2. What are some of the controversial issues related to video games? What changes has the gaming industry made to address some of these issues?
Video games present many controversial issues. Violence is among the biggest issues that are faced today. Children have access to video games that are not suitable for their age. A...

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