MCOM101-EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE

MCOM101-EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE - MCOM101FinalStudyGuide 23:53

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MCOM 101 Final-Study Guide 23:53 Competing Models of Journalism Informational  (Objective) o Objectivity and Neutrality o Conventional Journalists believe they:  Are neutral and objective observers Report just the facts without judgment Carefully attribute their sources BUT      Herbert Gans said journalists are influenced by a set of  underlying values Ethnocentrism     : Reporting from perspective of one’s own experience Ex) Covering Middle East from perspective of American culture.  NOT neutral global lens Responsible Capitalism     : Healthy capitalistic competitive environment DOESN’T CONSIDER ECONOMIC TRENDS Ex) Deregulation, Mergers, Conglomerations, Barriers to entry Small Town Pastoralism     : Assumes that small town life is innocent and  free of crime and drugs; Urban life is suspicious and crime ridden Individualism     : Focus on individual accomplishments Ex) Overcoming Adversity Ignores social factors such as poverty, drugs, and crime Interpretive  (Partisan)- Analysts and Interpreters Alternative  (Public Journalism) 
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o Fake news and Static Journalism o Ex) The Daily Show with Jon Stewart The Colbert Report Saturday Night Live’ “Weekend Update” o MESSAGE : Traditional news media need to change Rethink conventional, informational model Better ways to tell stories (more interactive) o Public Journalism Movement:   Challenge to conventional, informational model Response to low voter turnout, alienated citizens, citizen distrust of  journalist, journalist dissatisfaction with profession Journalists rethink role of journalism/Develop “participatory journalism/ citizen journalism” GOALS: Get citizens more involved (Can spark change) Provide deeper insight on issues Identify solutions: crime, drugs, traffic, racial tensions Help solve problems: city renovation projects, improved race  relations CRITCISM: Undermines traditional reporting values Gives control of news to citizens Simple way to increase profits
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Reporting Rituals 23:53 Reporting Rituals are Shaped by:  Values (Neutrality and Objectivity) Newsroom constraints o Ex) Deadlines, Declining Resources, Competition Rituals: Getting a good story o Pressure to fabricate may override responsibility to the lives of people  being covered Ex) Jason Blair of the NY Times
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2010 for the course MCOM 101 taught by Professor Turowski during the Spring '06 term at Towson.

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MCOM101-EXAM 3 STUDY GUIDE - MCOM101FinalStudyGuide 23:53

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