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mass media ch.9

Mass Media Chapter 9 quiz

Genres Broad thematic categories of media content
Authentic Performance A live performance with an on-site audience
Mediated Performance A performance modified and adjusted for delivery to an audience by mass media
Black Music Folk genre from American black slave experience
Rhythm and Blues Distinctive style of black music that took form in 1930
Hillbilly Music Folk genre from rural Appalachia, Southern white experience
Rockabilly A splicing of rock 'n' roll and hillbilly, used for early rock music
Rock 'n' Roll A popular dance music characterized by a heavy beat, simple melodies, and guitar, bass and drum instrumentation, usually on a 12-bar structure
Sam Phillips A Memphis music producer who recorded and promoted early rock music
Rap Dance music with intense bass, rhyming riffs, the lyrics often with anti-establishment defiance
James Gordon Bennett New York newspaper publisher in 1830's; first to assign reporters to sports regularly
Joseph Pulitzer New York newspaper publisher in 1880's; organized the first newspaper sports department
KDKA Pittsburgh radio station that pioneered sports broadcasting in 1920's
Henry Luce Magazine publisher known for Time, Life, Sports Illustrated and others
Roone Arledge ABC television executive responsible for Wide World of Sports in 1961
Loss Leader A product sold at a loss to attract customers
Ulysses James Joyce novel banned in the United States until 1093 court decision
Obscenity Sexually explicit media depictions that the government can ban
Pornography Sexually explicit depictions that are protected from government bans
Miller Standard Current U.S. Supreme Court definition of sexually explicit depictions that are protected by the First Amendment from government bans
Sam Ginsberg Figure in U.S. Supreme Court decision to bar sales of pornography to children
George Carlin Comedian whose satires on vulgarities prompted rules on radio programming to shield children
Pacifica Case U.S. Supreme Court ruling to keep indecency off over-air broadcast stations at times when children are likely to be listening or watching
Andre Bazin French film critic who devised the term auteur for significant cutting edge filmmakers
Auteur A filmmaker recognized for significant and original treatments
Studio System A production-line movie system devised by Hollywood in the 1920's
Harlequin Canadian publisher known for romances with cliched characters, settings and themes; the term is applied generically to pulp romances
Pulp Fiction Quickly and inexpensively produced easy-to-read short novels
High Art Requires sophisticated taste to be appreciated
Low Art Can be appreciated by almost everybody
Elitist Mass media should gear to sophisticated audiences
Kitsch Pejorative word for trendy, trashy, low art
Populist Mass media should seek largest possible audiences
Dwight Macdonald Said all pop art is kitsch
Herbert Gans Said social, economic and intellectual levels of audiene coincide
High-, Middle- and low-culture audiences Continuum identified by Herbert Gans
Highbrow, middlebrow and lowbrow Levels of media content sophistication that coincide with audience tastes
Popular Art Art that tries to succeed in the marketplace
Pop Art Revisionism The view that pop art has inherent value
Susan Sontag Saw cultural, social value in pop art
Created by: Meg0301



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