Comms 239 Quiz 2

Comms 239 Quiz 2 - Elements Chapter 1 What role did...

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Elements Chapter 1 What role did journalism and information play in the downfall of communism? Public opinion Underground journalists Building community, citizenship, democracy Propaganda What are some thing that make journalism hard to define today? Technology – anyone with a camera modem etc can be a “journalist” What do the authors say is the primary purpose of journalism? “…To provide citizens with the information they need to be free and self-governing.” What are some ways journalism creates community? How does it support democracy? Common language and knowledge Goals, heroes, villains Why are journalists and news organizations reluctant to define journalism? “to define journalism is to limit it” avoiding definition is a commercial strategy, it would make it easier to license or bring action against them in court What is the awareness instinct? Has interest in news changed over human history? The basic need for people to know what is going on around them.
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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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