Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Theocratic DemocracyThe Social Construction of Religious and Secular Extremism$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199734863

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734863.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 27 September 2020

The Printed Media: Making News—Constructing Realities

The Printed Media: Making News—Constructing Realities

(p.49) 4 The Printed Media: Making News—Constructing Realities
Theocratic Democracy

Nachman Ben-Yehuda

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the role of the media (e.g., control, transmission of culture, mobilization, create a sense of integration and purpose) and how news are constructed and transmitted. It suggests to view the media as a selective cultural mirror that tries to set agendas and echoes cultural conflicts and gives them substance. Printed media can be divided to various types such as commercial, ideological, entertainment. The discussion focuses on how the various printed media translate complex realities and try to construct and transmit what appears as a meaningful and simplified construction of realities.

Keywords:   agenda setting, constructionism, crime, cultural conflicts, deviance, media

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .