alexa Abstract | What's real about reality television?
ISSN: 2165-7912

Journal of Mass Communication & Journalism
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Abstract

Reality Television may not be as real as some might be led to believe. Ventre reported that MTV’s reality television show “The Real World: Skeletons” and its content is influenced by producers. Is it possible that this statement accurately describes many reality series? Is it possible that some reality programming is scripted? More importantly, how does the television viewing audience perceive reality television? Do viewers perceive such programs to be candid and unscripted? Why do people watch reality television? The purpose of this case study was to uncover perceptions of reality television as portrayed through social media, particularly via Twitter. This study is significant because it uncovers viewer perceptions about reality television that suggest reality television lacks reality and that viewers of reality television should not assume that such programs are unscripted and spontaneous. It may even encourage thoughtful reflection upon the ethics behind alleged manipulation of reality television content.

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Author(s): Scott J. Weiland*, Kaitlyn Dunbar

Keywords

Reality television, Social media, Twitter, Facebook, Mass media, Mass communications, Case study, Social constructionism,Uses and gratification theory , Broadcasting,Food Advertising,Health Communication,Internet,Journalism of social,Marketing Communication,Mass Communication,News Media,Political Communication,Journalism Public Affairs,Social Inequality,Social Media Communication,Social Networking, Telecommunication,Community Journalism, Digital Advertising,Photo Journalism, Information,Arab media, Fox News, Al Jazeera, Arab Spring movement

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