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Unformatted text preview: b. Purdue (Cordova story buried) 2. Big Advertisers a. Bob Rohrman (fire; customer treatment) iii. What happens if these unwritten laws are broken? 1. Chiquita Expose a. Facts never denied, but retraction printed, money paid, reporters and editor fire, other editor relocated, investigative journalism divisions disbanded in many newspapers 2. David Manning White, 1980 a. “The Gate Keeper” study i. There are a series of “gate keepers” ii. Each has the power to define what is or isn’t news iii. If the gate keeper rejects a story, “the work of all those who preceded him in reporting and transmitting the story is negated” iv. Decisions are: 1. Highly subjective 2. Based on experiences, attitudes, & expectations of gate keeper...
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course COMM 204 taught by Professor Boyd during the Winter '08 term at Purdue.
- Winter '08