final para 1 - The topic that I chose for part one of my...

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The topic that I chose for part one of my final assignment was topic one, where I am the news director of the local TV station and I have to decide whether or not I make one story the lead story and the other a following story. I chose this topic because I feel like I have more to relate to in this topic. If I were the news director of my local television I would choose to put a celebrity’s death as the lead story rather than if the city parks were being closed three days a week to save money. The reason I would put the celebrity’s death as the lead story is because I would definitely get higher ratings than the other story as a lead. Although I find it important to touch our viewers, we need to get exceptional ratings and we will do so if we use the celebrity’s death as our lead story. I have realized that if our viewers are interested enough in watching our lead story, they will continue to watch what is going on locally, and they will see what is happening to the parks; this will have a great effect on the viewers and we want this as well as our satisfactory ratings, so it is a win-win situation. This is the appropriate choice because the role of the media is to
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course HUM/176 AAGR0QTKV1 taught by Professor Wesleyjessup during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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