COSF 171A

COSF 171A - What is News? 17:59 New York Times, New...

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Unformatted text preview: What is News? 17:59 New York Times, New Hampshire Primaries.. Clinton has become more accessible.. The Role of the press is more powerful in this version of democracy, most other democracies do not have primaries.. The progressive movement is anti-political party power.. parties raised funds to get into office and give jobs to it's members. The state didn't print the ballots, the parties did. ("Ticket") The only choice you made was simply based on which party you were with. Everyone knew who you were voting for, because they could see who you got the ticket from. The main way in which we choose the candidates started from the 1960's on. The nut graf - nut meaning the heart of the story.. 1974 - Fred Snodgrass dropped a pop fly in a world series game. his life was remembered by this because it was the only way it would be picked up.. he's remembered by a single trivial fact.. but somehow it is "news" it was the most newsworthy thing about Snodgrass. it's newsworthy because it was funny, embarrassing for him, ironic. one thing of the american press is that it focuses on the short run things, and ignores the long run trends and underlying themes.. american new is still decentralized.. New York Times is much more national.. A common culture is built for us.. and Events and Their Coverage 17:59 Events and Their Coverage 17:59 Why did LATimes run the story? 1. They did the right journalistic job. inform citizens professionally, etc.. let matters take their course. 2. Stop Schwarzenegger. 3. Sell papers. they want to make money. they could make more money on the day. but because of outraged subscribers (10,000) they lost money. short term gains and loss - very trivial (with the exception of comic strips) long term gains and loss - establish a reputation. readership - matters because of advertising quality vs quantity - income level and class vs. number of readers. The LA Times did some hard hitting campaigns pieces on other candidates. Ariana Huffinton - tax evasion Bustamonte - political argument is not so hit pieces - essentially false claims sent out soon before the election. Events and Their Coverage 17:59 political objectives of the editorial staff.. historically, newspapers were completely political institutions. (many were set up and subsidized by the parties) in the 19th century, it was on every page....
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