media functions

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media functions

media functions

Green's functions for inhomogeneous weakly anisotropic media

Dynamic Green's function for homogeneous and isotropic porous media

Olfactory Function in Australian Aboriginal Children and Chronic Otitis Media

Extreme Speech and the Democratic Functions of the Mass Media

Personalization and Spectatorship: The Ringtone's Narrative Functions in Cinematic and Televisual Media

Analysing Ewald's method for the evaluation of Green's functions for periodic media

Replacement of calcium for strontium in hamster sperm incubation media: effect on sperm function

General representation theorem for perturbed media and application to Green's function retrieval for scattering problems

A damping method for the computation of the 2.5-D Green's function for arbitrary acoustic media

Increase in Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness and Arterial Stiffness but Improvement in Several Markers of Endothelial Function after Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy

896 Vascular endothelial function and carotid intima-media thickness in patients with isolated coronary artery ectasia and exercise induced angina pectoris

Lack of independent relationship between age-related kidney function decline and carotid intima–media thickness in a healthy Chinese population

Effect of radio contrast media on residual renal function in peritoneal dialysis patients—a prospective study

Synthesis and applicable condition of vector wave envelopes in layered random elastic media with anisotropic autocorrelation function based on the Markov approximation


Effect of age and sex on carotid intima-media thickness, elasticity and brachial endothelial function in healthy adults: The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

Association between global leukocyte DNA methylation, renal function, carotid intima-media thickness and plasma homocysteine in patients with stage 2–4 chronic kidney disease


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1. The key roles that the mass media, a particular medium of communication, or specific kinds of media content are seen as playing from the perspective of society (macro-level functions). In sociology within the framework of functionalism, society is seen as having communication ‘needs’ of its own. Lasswell in 1948 listed three key media functions: a surveillance function, a consensus (or correlation) function, and a socialization (or transmission) function. Most commentators add a fourth function: entertainment.

2. The basic human needs which the mass media, a single medium, a media genre, or specific media content, serve for individuals (micro-level functions). Frameworks vary, but commonly listed are a diversion (or entertainment) function, a social utility function, a personal identity function, and a surveillance (or information) function. See also individual-media dependency; personal functions; uses and gratifications.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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