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disinformation

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Media Studies.

A form of propaganda involving the dissemination of false information with the deliberate intent to deceive or mislead. It is misinformation that the term has Russian roots: dezinformatsia ...

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distortion

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Media Studies.

Any feature of the economy that results in prices failing to reflect marginal social valuations. In a competitive economy with no market failure, prices ensure that for any pair of products...

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distribution

Overview page. Subjects: Marketing — Media Studies.

1. (marketing) The delivery of goods to consumers.

2. The circulation of a publication.

3. Frequency of publication.

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dress code

Overview page. Subjects: Human Resource Management — Media Studies.

1. Explicit rules for how people may and may not dress in a specific context, specified by those with ownership and/or control of that location. Usually associated with ‘formal...

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editorial

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Marketing.

A leader article in any medium, usually expressing the opinion of the editor or managing group. Alternatively, it can refer to the entire text of a newspaper or magazine and the angle or...

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elaborated code

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

1. Within linguistic deficit theory, Bernstein's term for the relatively formal, abstract, flexible, and extended linguistic patterns argued to be largely limited to the...

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fandom

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sport and Leisure.

1. An interpretive community consisting of dedicated followers of any cultural phenomenon, such as a television series or serial or a particular film genre or film star.

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gatekeeper

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Social Sciences.

1. A manager in a large company who controls the flow of information. It is the gatekeeper who decides what information shall be passed upwards to a parent company and...

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generation Y

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Marketing.

One of the names given to the age cohort born after 1984 and before 2000, characterized by their optimism and technical confidence (especially with computers and the internet). ‘Y’ alludes...

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grand theory

Overview page. Subjects: Media Studies — Sociology.

Any theorizing involving a general explanation of society or human experience rather than the study of particular societies or experiences. Often used pejoratively within empiricist...

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