Module 3: Little Box of Nuance (LBON)
The Little Box of Nuance is made by dr. Rutger de Graaf and previous students in this MOOC for those of you who would like to read more on certain topics discussed in this course. The readings are not required for the course, but we recommend having a look at it. A three minute video only gives a limited time to go in depth into a subject, so if you want to know more about something discussed by the lecturer, have a look at the suggested readings.
These readings are not required to pass the course and are listed here in case you are interested in additional resources and want to learn more.
- In clip 3.4 we discussed Paul Lazarsfeld and Herta Herzog. They suggested a more nuanced picture of the War of the Worlds examplr. Another important study into this incident is The invasion of Mars by Cantrill and Cantrill (see: Further Readings).
- Entman, R.M. (1993). Framing: Toward clarification of a fractured paradigm. Journal of Communication, 43, 51-58.
Description: Framing; An article on the conceptualization of framing.
- McCombs, M.E. & Shaw, D.L. (1972). The agenda-setting function of mass media. Public Opinion Quarterly, 36, 176-187.
Description: Agenda-Setting; An article on the workings of Agenda-Setting.
- Cantril, H. & Cantril, A. (1940). The invasion from Mars: A study in the psychology of panic. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from: http://bookzz.org/
- Katz, E. & Lazarsfeld, P.F. (1955). Personal influence: The part played by people in the flow of mass communications. New York: Free Press.
- Lazarsfeld, P.F., Berelson, B. & Gaudet, H. (1944). The people’s choice: How the voters makes up his mind in a presidential campaign. (2nd ed.). New York: Columbia University Press.
- McLuhan, M. & Fiore, Q. (1967). The medium is the massage. Retrieved from: http://bookzz.org
- MCQuail, D. (2010). Mass communication theory (6th ed.). London, England: Sage.
–Chapter 19: Agenda-Setting, Framing and Propaganda
–Chapter 7: Commission on freedom of the press
- Postman, N. (1985). Amusing ourselves to death: Public discourse in the age of show business. New York, USA: Viking Penguin Inc. Retrieved from: http://bookzz.org