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Notes 2 28/01/2008 11:54:00 How does objectivity govern journalism? He said/she said journalism is not a bad thing for the main stream press. It’s a good thing for us to know that there is an alternative press to show us  the other side. The press has an obligation to show us both sides especially when there is  enough fact to determine otherwise. There is a firewall between the editorial section and the rest of the newspaper.  They have nothing to do with what the actual news is. They are their own little world in  the newspaper. There are three aspects of the editorial and opinion section – the signed  columns, the staff section, and the “letter to the editor” People who write the staff editorials generally represent the ideas of the  newspaper and most of the time the publisher as well.
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28/01/2008 11:54:00 Norms Conflict, two sideness Routines Younger journalists, who are reporters…might skew left of center. Older journalists tend to skew right of center. This is how journalists understand what news worthiness means to them. Social control in the news room – warren breed The way in which new reporters learn journalism is not so much through  journalism school but it is on the job training. The journalist will write the story then the editor will transform the article to  sound like what is perceived to be “news” o Generally the article will be ripped apart or “butchered” You’re going to learn how to write an article how the editor wants to hear it. Another thing that was found in social control is that journalism tends to flock  together. o Almost all journalists will write the same lede from the same story. o Deviating from the norm in journalism is usually frowned upon. o Journalists cannot bring their own bias into the story. Herbert Ganz Did a long term study on liberal bias o Found that a lot of young reporters were very liberal although the  editors were very conservative o In a content analysis, where he analyzed news stories themselves, he  didn’t really find a bias at all. o He did find biases – enduring values. Ethnocentrism
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A focus on the US but a notion that what the US does is  better than what everyone else does. Also the idea that  something is superior. By choosing to frame it through a US perspective – an  implication is that it lays the ground work for the  justification for the US to get involved. Altruistic democracy
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