Ch 14 - Values, Ethics, and Democracy

Ch 14 - Values, Ethics, and Democracy - herd journalism...

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News - process of gathering information and making narrative reports--edited by individuals for news organizations--that offer selected frames of reference newsworthiness - information most worthy of transformation into news stories ethnocentrism - reporters judge other countries and cultures on the basis of how they live up to or imitate American practices and values Responsible capitalism - reporters sometimes assume that businesspeople compete with one another not to maximize profits but to create increased prosperity for all small-town pastoralism - valuing the small over the large and the rural over the urban, or equating small-town life with innocence harboring deep suspicions of cities and the urban experience individualism - most prominent value underpinning daily journalism; stories written about individuals who overcome personal adversity conflict of interest - situation in which journalism may stand to benefit personally from a story
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Unformatted text preview: herd journalism- occurs when reporters stake out a house, chase celebrities in packs, or follow a story in large groups that the entire profession comes under attack for invading people's privacy and exploiting their personal problems sound bite- tv equivalent of a quote in print news; part of a news report where an expert, celeb, victim, etc reponds in an interview to some aspect of an event or an issue public journalism- Journalism intended to involve readers more actively in the news process • moves beyond "telling the news" to a broader mission of helping public life go well • moves from detachment to being a fair-minded participant in public life • moves beyond only pointing out what is "going wrong" and also imagines what "going right" would be like • moves from seeing people as consumers to seeing people as potential actors in arriving at democratic solutions to public problems...
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