Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: More Viewing, Less Knowledge

Thursday, March 29, 2007

More Viewing, Less Knowledge

"Our Data suggested that thew television seemed to confuse more than to clarify. Even after controling for other variables, we discovered that the correlations between TV watching and knowledge were mostly negative," said Morgan. All through the article their is an association between heavy TV news watchers and less TV watchers. More people who watch TV will know less about the war than the less TV watchers. This fact is strange because it should be the other way around. It could be related to a sense of sensationalism that the media was trying to sell about it. They seem to only know more on what they see, than what they have read


Blogger A. Mattson said...

Clearly television watching does not help educate the population about world politics and geography. Is that the fault of television? Of inherent limitations of a sound-bite, image based culture? Or is it really about a lack of interest on the part of the audience?

4/12/2007 11:25 AM  

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