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Chapter 14 - C hapter 14 News Related Values o What is...

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Chapter 14 News Related Values o What is news? Provide information that enables citizens to make intelligent decisions …but does it make an impact? … or are we on overload? What is News o Newsworthiness- information most worthy of transformation into news stories Timeliness Proximity Prominence Human interest Usefulness Novelty Deviance Other values in Journalism o Neutrality o Individualism - focus on people not organizations. The most prominent value.
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o Ethnocentrism - reporters, especially in foreign coverage, judge other countries and cultures on the basis of how they live up to or imitate the U.S. o Responsibe capitalism - journalists sometimes naively assume the business people compete with one another to maximize profits for the increased prosperity of all. o Small-Town Pastorism - favor the small over the large, the rural over the urban. Ethics and the News Media o Absolutist- every decision is either ‘RIGHT’ OR ‘WRONG’ o Existentialist- decisions are based on immediate practical choice
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