Patterson Chapter 10

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Patterson Chapter 10 News- an account of obtruding events, particularly those that are timely, dramatic, and compelling. Press (news media)- Those print and broadcast organizations that are in the news-reporting business US libel laws favor the press. The American press initially was tied to the nation’s political party system (the partisan press) but gradually developed an independent position (the objective press.) In the process, the news shifted from a political orientation, which emphasizes political values and ideas, to a journalistic orientation, which stresses newsworthy information and events In recent years, traditional news organizations have faced increased competition for people’s attention. Cable and the Internet have contributed to a fragmenting of the news audience and, to a lesser extent, to the rise of opinionated journalism. In fulfilling their responsibility to the public, the news media plays several roles: the signaling role (the press brings relevant events and problems into public view)
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