Mediaspeak: Three American Voices
This book defines and analyzes the content, structure, and values of three predominant types of public discourse, which are labeled Doublespeak, Salespeak, and Sensationspeak. These media messages are examined to determine how they are constructed and how they influence individuals, ideology, and culture. Discussions are illustrated with a diverse range of examples from popular culture, magazines, Internet sites, politics, television, and film. Fox argues that the Information Age has replaced actual reality with representations of reality. He states that electronic media dominates our lives. Together, these three voices saturate media and technology, profoundly influencing American culture. Fox suggests specific strategies for recognizing and understanding these coded messages.
This lively and informative discussion will appeal to anyone who is interested in learning how print and electronic media manipulate both individuals and society as a whole. The extensive research will appeal to media, communications, journalism, and cultural studies scholars alike.
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This constitutes a new form of Doublespeak , because this message preempted
the truth : it vividly illustrated what happened before anyone really knew what the
truth was . Of course , fictional films do not claim to tell the truth ; they claim the ...
National Truth Channel . ” Today Channel One , owned by a private corporation ,
beams daily commercials to more than 8 million American kids attending middle
schools and high schools . It therefore imposes more uniformity on public school
Likewise , the initial screen on Joseph Firmage ' s Web site ( thewordis truth . org
, described earlier ) , is solid black with a few phrases in white . His organization '
s logo appears at the top , consisting of two smaller circles , one atop the other ...
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
Making Sense of MediaSpeak
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