10-6-09_J205_Notes

10-6-09_J205_Notes - Journalism 205 Notes Oct 6, 2009...

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Journalism 205 Notes Oct 6, 2009 Natural Tensions Journalist’s Duties: Seek truth, report it; watchdog of those in power; voice of the voiceless -Want transparency -No secrecy Government’s Duties: Make policies, enact laws, serve the citizenry, defend the country from its enemies. -Wants secrecy to protect the people from its enemies Government Censorship as an Assertion of Power John Peter Zenger -Publisher, Editor: New York Weekly Journal -Tried for seditious libel, 1735 -Printed a document criticizing NY Gov. William Cosby -His Attorney, Andrew Hamilton, argues that the law is unjust and illegal -Also argues that article not libelous because it was fact Truth Often Threatened Propaganda -1. Information, ideas or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, movement, institution, nation. Tools of the Propagandist -News Leaks (deliberate) -Ad Campaigns -Self-Censorship of journalists -Pressure journalists, to stay quiet or out of the loop of information -Stay popular -Controlling what journalists see
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course JOUR 205 taught by Professor Wagner during the Fall '09 term at S.F. State.

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