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Mass Media, The

Synopsis
Side 1: Jeremy Tunstall and Peter Jenkins distinguish between ‘audience effects’ and ‘system effects’, and consider the ways in which politicians seek to use the media. The press and television are then contrasted and the discussion closes with a treatment of the problem of responsibility in media presentation of news. Side 2: Peter Jenkins and Jeremy Tunstall outline the structure of the media in Britain and contrast it with that of the USA, distinguishing between fact and opinion; discuss leaks, news management, review techniques and conventions of censorship.
Series
Politics, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Audio; Audiocassette. 60 min.
Year of production
1971
Availability
Sale
Uses
Courses in politics and the media.*
Subjects
Media studies; Politics & government
Keywords
censorship; mass media; media

Credits

Contributor
Richard Tames
Cast
Jeremy Tunstall 
Peter Jenkins 

Sections

Title
Power and influence

Title
Side 1

Title
Secrecy and censorship

Title
Side 2

Production Company

Name

World Microfilms

Distributor

Name

World Microfilms

Contact
Stephen Albert
Email
microworld@ndirect.co.uk
Web
http://www.microworld.uk.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7586 4499
Fax
020 7722 1068
Address
PO Box 35488
St John’s Wood
London
NW8 6WD
Notes
World Microfilms distributes the Audio Forum collection of CDs for language learning and the Sussex Tapes library of video and audio material for sixth form and undergraduate teaching. The Sussex Tapes collection concentrates on the areas of English, history and music. Architecture programmes from the Masters of Architecture and Pidgeon Digital (qv) series of slides are sold on DVD as well as being accessible online via subscription.

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