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What is Journalism for? Part 1.
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K&R say: People have an intrinsic need to know what is happening beyond their direct experience. Do you buy that?
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The Awareness Instinct . People crave information.
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We need to know what’s going on. We need news.
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Exchanging information is the basis for creating community, for making human connections.
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News binds us as a society.
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Journalism is the system societies employ to supply news.
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Journalism influences the quality of our lives, our thoughts and our culture.
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Journalists make the abstract real.
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It caused quite a controversy in London, which is what images like that are meant to do. They're meant to basically cause a debate in the public: "Is this something  we want to be involved in?” - Ken Jarecke
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Who makes the decisions? Gatekeepers: anchors, reporters, editors, etc. Regulators: the government (FCC, FTC), pressure groups like Parents Music Resource Center. Industry groups: Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Broadcasters.
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Do you provide valuable information that will educate people or do you provide information that people want?
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Journalism is a business.
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course JOURNAL 1111 taught by Professor Miller during the Spring '08 term at Temple.

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