Lecture_3 Spring_09 SLIDE EXCERPTS

Lecture_3 Spring_09 SLIDE EXCERPTS - Can You Trust This Man...

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Unformatted text preview: Can You Trust This Man Can You Trust This Man to Give You the News? Know Your Neighborhood: What Makes News Different? What is Journalism? Who is a Journalist? Who is a Journalist? The Evaluation Grid: Definitions The Evaluation Grid: Definitions Propaganda: Information, ideas or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, Institution or nation. It is often biased or misleading, in order to promote an ideology or political point of view. The act or practice of calling public attention to one’s product, service, or need by paid announcements. Information designed to sell a product. The Evaluation Grid: Definitions The Evaluation Grid: Definitions Advertising : The Evaluation Grid: Definitions The Evaluation Grid: Definitions Publicity: The measures, process or business of securing public notice. Information designed to enhance an image. Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, often a performance of some kind. The Evaluation Grid: Definitions The Evaluation Grid: Definitions Entertainment: The Evaluation Grid: Definitions The Evaluation Grid: Definitions Unfiltered Information: Information that has yet to be examined or verified. It is unfiltered information that bypasses traditional gatekeepers and mediators. What is News? What is News? Information of some public interest that is shared and subject to a journalistic process of verification. How Is News Different? How Is News Different? Evaluation Grid Goals What Makes News Different? What Makes News Different? Verification Independence Accountability What Makes News Different? What Makes News Different? Verification Process that establishes or confirms the accuracy or truth of something What Makes News Different? What Makes News Different? Independence Freedom from the control, influence, or support of interested parties What Makes News Different? What Makes News Different? Accountability Responsible or answerable for your work. The First Rule of News Literacy The First Rule of News Literacy Know Your Neighborhood It’s Easy to Get Lost The Blurring of the Lines: The Blurring of the Lines: News vs. Entertainment Un­Blurring the Lines: Un­Blurring the Lines: News vs. Entertainment ‘Based on Fact’ ‘Inspired By a True Story’ If it has actors, if it has the word ‘drama’ in its description, if it is produced by the entertainment division – it’s not news, it’s entertainment. Un­Blurring the Lines: Un­Blurring the Lines: News vs. Advertising How to Spot VNRs: ­ Look for Sign Offs ­ Look for credentials of experts – are they Accountable and Independent? ­ Look for multiple sources supplying evidence ­ Look for verified information Un­Blurring the Lines: News vs. Publicity • Accountability: Demand Names, • Credentials and Affiliations Bloggers Un­Blurring the Lines Un­Blurring the Lines News vs. Publicity • Is There a Journalistic Rationale for the Story? • Are You Getting Independent Information? • Look for the phrase “press release” The Blurring of the Lines: The Blurring of the Lines: News vs. Propaganda Columnist Armstrong Williams is Paid $240,000 to Promote a Bush Administration Education Policy Un­Blurring the Lines Un­Blurring the Lines • Is the message one­sided? • Does it manipulate emotions? • Is it coming from an independent messenger? Propaganda vs. News So Who is a Journalist? So Who is a Journalist? • Primary Mission is to Inform the Public • Employs Journalistic Methods and Values • Does not compromise independence • Does not intentionally deceive • Subjects work to verification • Accountable: Stands behind work So Who is a Journalist? So Who is a Journalist? ...
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