All the World in Pictures Thesis: This article takes a look at television programming and the ways in which the information on the programs (especially news) is subject to much scrutiny. By examining the ways in which information is broadcasted, a viewer will be able to make better decisions as to its true merit. The authors argue that what is in print, for example in a newspaper, is open for interpretation of the reader. One can choose, using their discretion, whether information written on the page is relevant or not. However, with television, the goal is simply to get as many people to tune in as possible. The result is that information on the screen is designed to be captivating rather than unbiased and informative. By understanding the ways in which broadcasters piece together news shows, one can approach the information with a greater deal of justice to the material.
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This note was uploaded on 09/12/2008 for the course ENG 103 taught by Professor Flood during the Spring '08 term at DePaul.