Vocabulary List

inquiry
the act of searching of truth or knowledge; an investigation;
media
the plural of medium; form of system or communication; ex. radio and televsion that influence people widely
iniative
a first step or movement; energy used in iniating something; action taking to resolve
catalyst
a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a faster rate
social action
individual or group behavior that involves interaction with other individuals or groups; an essential change in a society caused by interacting with individuals or groups
mass media
broadcasting information by the newspaper, t.v., internet, etc. ; communciation to reach a mass amount of people
culture
a particular form of civilization; your region, religion; the shared custom or tradition at the same time; the set of shared values, attitudes, goals, and practices that characterized an institution, civilazation, group
medium
means of communciation
beliefs
to have a firm religious faith; a state or habit of mind;something you trust
values
the importance of something or someone; guiding principle or idea
extrinsic
external; not part of an essential nature of someone
intrinsic
belonging to the real nature of a thing; essential; existing within
ex
soemthing that is out; outward (pre-fix)
in
inward (pre-fix)
etiquette
the customary code of polite behavior of a society
media literate
being literate about media; ability to read and understand forms of communication
consumer
a person who buys good and services
producer
a person that produces/creates/ manufactures; supervises
bias
preferring one side or another; group compared to another in a way to be considered unfair
dialectical thought
being able to think about two points of view at the same time