CMN 142 final study guide

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CMN 142 final study guide 1) What is the moral of the story involving T. Roosevelt? a. The moral of this story is that journalists not only report reality but create it. 2) How do journalists create impressions that are taken to be real? a. Journalists normally work with materials that real people and real events provide. 3) What made hate crimes and stalking such significant stories? a. They have serious sponsorship. Groups took up the banner of these crimes, publicizing and promoting legislation about them. 4) Note the observations of what news is on the bottom of p.4 a. News is something that people make. Journalists tend to focus on news as a novel, unprecedented, and unanticipated events. 5) What does Schudson contend about the intentionality and news? a. The vast majority of daily news on television or in the newspapers comes from planned, intentional events, press releases, press conferences, and scheduled interviews. 6) What does he claim about the effects of news? a. The conviction that news influences human action undergirds nearly all studies of news. Just how or to what extent news affects us is a matter of controversy and uncertainty. 7) What is journalism? a. Journalism is the business or practice of producing and disseminating information about contemporary affairs of general public interest and importance. 8) What does Schudson claim about journalism and public inclusion? a. Can inclusion continue to be a defining feature of journalism? In an age of rapid commercialization and the increasing ownership of leading media firms by corporations that have no experience with journalism and no compunction about placing it an the service of maximum profit taking, can journalism continue to be publicly important? 9) How does news relate to publicizing? a. News is the product of the journalistic activity of publicizing. 10) What does the author claim about news and academic study of it? a. News is neglected by most prestigious academic disciplines, but it has become a dominant force in the public construction of common experience and a popular sense of what is real and important. 11) What do the left and right wings of American politics contend about news bias? a. Left- wing observers say that mass media supports corporate power, the military – industrial complex, and the interesting of the wealthiest slice of the population. Right- wing critics insist that the media make our culture unduly liberal, spreading feminism, environmentalism, and acceptance of homosexuality across the land. 12) What is Schudson’s point about insiders and their view of news power?
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a. Journalists are the most powerful, dangerous, and irresponsible group in the country. Observers note that control of broadcasting studios has been crucial to recent political revolutions. 13) People do what regarding media power?
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CMN 142 taught by Professor Theobald during the Spring '07 term at UC Davis.

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