I am brainstorming ideas for a sociology essay prompt and want to focus on the impact the media has on social movements. I want to incorporate the institutionalsim sociological perspective in to my argument, however, I am struggling with identifying an American social movement that exemplifies how much of an impact the media has established. Therefore, I was hoping you could offer some suggestions of American social movements that would fit in well with my ideas? I am looking to choose only one so I am only hoping for a few suggestions.
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The social movements that come to mind are the civil rights movement, the War in Vietnam, and the current "Obamacare" issue. Each of these had a media emphasis, through news and television drama series, that helped form people's perceptions of their particular movement. The current health care issue is fuelled by ongoing debates in the media, often made from soundbites without substance. As news highlights ...
A short list of possible topics for a research paper on the media impact on a specific social movement.