Using the ideas of structure and agency, analyze a media event to determine how media coverage did or did not construct, regulate, and maintain the social reality of the audience.
- What kinds of coverage were given or shown about the event? (You may want to look for printed, broadcast, and online coverage to get the full picture of the media event.)
- In what ways did the media regulate and maintain the reality of the event? Did media reflect the reality of the event, or did it construct reality?
- What legal or ethical issues were apparent in the coverage of the event? How did these issues affect, or not affect, the ways in which media constructs, regulates, and maintains the social relations among people?