Ethics in Convergent Media part 4.pdf

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Basic functions of the Media — to inform and entertain and economically sustaining. - American ideas. Movement for Change - began to occur in 1900. — the movement from Libertarian theory (newspaper publisher was only responsible to themselves) to social responsibility - By 1900 — we started to have a di ff erent idea about truth (enlightenment was empirical concept) — we started to understand and move toward modernism Truth is scanned through our prejudices and bias - 1. Changing nature of truth - 2. Started to doubt the rationality of people. Freudian psychology. People could make decisions that are entirely self-destructive. - 3. Newspapers became a huge business. — promote themselves socially and economically — Newspapers were abusing the freedoms of the press — there were serving their individual needs that did not have the public
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