Comms 239 Ch 7 Study Guide

Comms 239 Ch 7 Study Guide - E lements Chapter 7 The...

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Elements Chapter 7 The authors describe a public forum. What is journalism's role in this forum? Journalism provides a forum for public criticism and compromise Alerting the public to issues that encourages judgment How have the possibilities for public debate changed with the rise of technology? Made the access to information quick, everyone can have their input, What challenges does the increased number of media channels (not just on TV) pose for public debate? For journalists? Verification Objectivity Presenting opinion as fact How has the responsibility of verification shifted in the digital age? Facts are replaced by scripted interviews, wiki, What is the argument culture? What contributed to its rise? 2 sides sit down and argue a point Cheap, and media makes it easy to distribute What are the consequences of the argument culture? (pp. 174-175)
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Focus on just the fighting or arguments and not on what is really being said or the bigger picture Only get a limited perspective Alienate the larger public that increasingly fails
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2011 for the course COMMS 239 taught by Professor Cressman,d during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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