February 12 Mainstream Journalism & Policing Media Content

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Mainstream Journalism & Policing Media Content 12 February 2007
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Why Americans Hate the Media A reflection on the practice of mainstream broadcast journalism Fallows provides a snapshot of journalism industry norms Reporting the horse race; the “game of politics” Reducing all public issues to political issues Means: if a politician suggests a policy, the journalist reports how the leader is gaining political power for this, not the pros and cons Cynical view of politics
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The State of Political Journalism Why no sense of “responsibility?” Who, or what, is to blame? Glaring example, the reception of Clinton’s State of the Union Speech Public liked that he dealt with public issues Press didn’t like how long it was; he “dealt” with it poorly Disconnect? A profoundly cynical view of the electorate Representation: All the Presidents Men, Mary Tyler Moore Show vs. Die Hard and Dave Representation reflects changing expectations as well as shared experience.
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course MDST 201 taught by Professor Hayden during the Spring '08 term at UVA.

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