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    TV Ratings Benefit Viewers

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    What we and our children are watching on TV has become a concern to many. Some feel like there should be something to help decide what they think is appropriate and what is not. So in today's world TV ratings are a must. TV ratings might just be one of the best ways to control what is coming into our homes. With TV ratings we won't have to research every show that our children want to see. We only have to look in the corner of the TV to see what the program might contain, and then if we don't

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    Violence Rating System Needed for TV Programs While society recognizes the detrimental effects of general television on children, parents and other child advocacy groups don't feel as though there is an adequate rating system. Consequences of ineffective rating systems are that children's personalities are being negatively affected. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made legislation to address this issue, but the children's advocacy community is still dissatisfied. This community

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    Nielsen TV Ratings

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    The viewership data that Nielsen’s develops in important in determining how much advertisers pay to place their ads on TV. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the system? Are there alternative systems that might work better? Explain. Disadvantages of the System • It uses a very small target audience from various demographics to compile information using until recently manual forms and lately electronic meters. Both methods to record information are subject to mistakes and forgetfulness

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    Teaching Violent Behavior Through TV

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    there has been an upsurge of violence in America, as well as on television.  With this rise in violence, both in society and in the media, parents and teachers should become more aware of ways to counteract television violence, such as using the TV ratings system, V-chip, and discussing television violence with children. Since the invention of the television, people, especially children, have steadily spent more time in front of the television set.  "...the amount of time spent in front of a television

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    2000 Summer Olympics and How it Affected TV Ratings I believe the coverage of the 2000 Olympics perfectly illustrates the media’s eagerness to pursue “Fluff” coverage of everything but athletics. In an attempt to arouse interest in an even in which will not even be completely broadcasted, so as to increase NBC’s rating, while simultaneously upsetting loyal Olympics viewers. With the quick rotation of sports events which should be covered during the predetermined times, rather that granted an

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    Technology and Power

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    Power TV-Y: All children. The themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6. TV-PG: Parental guidance suggested. The program may contain infrequent coarse language, limited violence, some suggestive sexual dialogue and situations. TV-M: Mature audiences only. This program may contain mature themes, profane language, graphic violence, and explicit sexual content (Craig ). These are just a few examples of the new rating system

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    Censorship Gone Too Far

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    Censorship Gone Too Far Seven Works Cited          Have you ever walked into a music store and seen those parental advisory stickers on most of todays' popular music? Or have you seen those TV ratings on the top left corner of your favorite shows? How about the ratings on your favorite video games? I'm sure you have, but do you really know what those so-called harmless stickers, and images do to the world of entertainment and your freedom of expression for that matter? A recent craze to

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    Postman's Amusing Ourselves to Death

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    or Foe? Electronic media is inferior to print media due to the fact that electronic media can be bias, selective, and evasive for the purpose of entertainment. Electronic media serves as a form of entertainment with a main goal of serving their ratings rather than serving the people. It would seem that Postman would agree with this theory since he describes electronic media as a form of entertainment rather than a reliable source of information and facts in his book Amusing Ourselves to Death.

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    The V-chip

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    The V-Chip What is a V-chip? This term has become a buzz word for any discussion evolving telecommunications regulation and television ratings, but not too many reports define the new technology in its fullest form. A basic definition of the V-chip; is a microprocessor that can decipher information sent in the vertical blanking of the NTSC signal, purposefully for the control of violent or controversial subject matter. Yet, the span of the new chip is much greater than any working definition can

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    News Media, Money and Infotainment

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    is known as "Infotainment". The media's goals are ratings based. They use shows like Jerry Springer, Entertainment Tonight, and Hard Copy to bring in these ratings. The media of today has grown into a profit-based industry that tries to entertain us with the news and with tabloid television shows. In the late 1980s and early 1990s the three big television stations, of ABC, CBS, and NBC, changed to provide more infotainment. Networks lost ratings to the heavy competition of cable and home video

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