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1 Persuasive Research Paper John Sherrow Comm 220 Friday, March 04, 2011 Instructor: RHONDA EVANS
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2 Persuasive Research Paper It is easy to believe that the media is unbiased and gives you a fair report of the news, but in a country that has freedom of speech, it seems that the media only reports on the issues that directly affect America and its economy. There have been a number of studies that have shown the more a major network donates to a particular political party the more they have a tendency to bash the opposing party. It does not just stop at politics, but carries over into major world events, countries that have no or very little impact on the American people and their economy are simple over looked and not reported on when major events take place in that country. From the way Americans view politics, world events, women, celebrities, and the world in general is all related to the way that the media delivers the information or story and the spin that they choose to put on it. Let us take a look at the media from the beginning to get a better understanding of how they operate. In the 1940’s a media reform movement that consisted of grassroots activist and progressive Federal Communication commission (FCC) was created to help challenge the commercial interest that was taking control of the US media. Out of this movement the Blue Book came into existence, a high water mark for the FCC progressive activism that mandated social responsibility obligations for broadcasters in return for their use of public air waves. In English this means that broadcasters were only allowed to use the air waves if they would promote certain products and or people. The press and freedom of expression should indicate the healthy state of a democracy. The role of the mass media should be to objectively inform citizens about important events
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3 happening in the political or economical environment in the world. This does not always happen; the mass media tends to report with bias information that alienates entire generations or
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course COM 120 taught by Professor Dimitri during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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