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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