AFPRL Response Paper #4 - AFPRL 100\/01 Prof C Wambu Unit 2 C Wright Mills The Very Rich In the Power Elite Oxford University Press(1965 Chap 5 pps

AFPRL Response Paper #4 - AFPRL 100/01 Prof C Wambu Unit 2...

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AFPRL 100/01 Prof. C. Wambu Unit 2- C. Wright Mills: The Very Rich: In the Power Elite: Oxford University Press (1965) – Chap. 5; pps. 94-117 Chapter Five of the textbook introduces African Americans’ role in media. Mass media in the United States first started out with whites; they lead the media never covering anything related to the black community. In 1827, this changed when Samuel Cornish and John B founded the first black newspaper, Freedoms Journal. The newspaper focused on the internal black community’s civic, cultural and religious affairs. Essentially the newspaper was a way to unite the black community even further because they had something that they could call their own; establishing the newspaper gave them a sense of being part of a community that they could actively participate in. Chapter 5 demonstrates how black media outlets have a positive and negative image. First of all, we see a lot more ethnic involvement in today’s media than we did years ago. There is so much diversity in music and television; the black community has
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  • Spring '14
  • Allen,James
  • Mass Media, black community

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