Media - Media Plays a Role in Determining Public Opinion...

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Unformatted text preview: Media Plays a Role in Determining Public Opinion and also in Reporting It Changes in the Media Three Categories the way the news is reported the way we get the news who owns the sources of our news The way the news is reported have seen an evolution objective press is a relatively new thing Founding Fathers Partisan Press tied with parties or interests was a tool to achieve goals (propaganda) expensive targeted wealthy required subsidies 1830s Penny Press broadens readership relies on advertising broadens coverage human interest stories still partisan but lacks formal ties 1890s Yellow Journalism emphasized the sensational not solely concerned about reporting the news ex. Remember the Maine Muckraking early form of investigative reporting helped expose political corruption 1920s Objective Press journalists should strive to keep their opinions out of their coverage of the news Newspaper editors met established a code of ethics Done for economic purposes to broaden advertising revenues Changes in how we get our news Through 1960 newspapers were the dominant source of info Television now dominates Newspapers allow for more in-depth coverage Visuals Scandals...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PS 110 taught by Professor Scottj.lasley during the Spring '08 term at Western Kentucky University.

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