Mass Communication and Culture_Dee_Date_021810

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Video: newspapers going bankrupt… solution everybody gets news from internet BUT… there is nobody providing news on internet who is making to make the investment for good reporters SO… as newspapers die, we also lose good investigative journalism Newspaper chains (continued): Concentration of ownership o Increasing ownership by fewer & fewer large corporations – could be a threat to “marketplace of ideas” o *IMPORTANT : Dependence on advertising makes publishers hesitant to print stories dealing harshly with businesses that pay for advertising In U.S. we have alternative press (called the underground press in the 60’s) o Gets all support from their readers o Sometimes stories do not show up in “mainstream media” o EX. Mother Jones magazine Story about Ford Pintos Info. based on master thesis who found out Ford knew there was a defect (hit from behind, engine explodes) Only would’ve cost them $11 per car to fix They predicted how many people would die per year
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2010 for the course COMM 245 taught by Professor Young during the Spring '08 term at University of Delaware.

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