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0421 - Second test I havent looked at them yet JOURNALISM...

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0421 PowerPoint 1 JOURNALISM 405 History of American Journalism April 21, 2011 Second test I haven’t looked at them yet No grades will be posted on Compass until we go over the tests in class I will send an email letting you know when I will be returning the exams Final exam • REMINDER: The final will be in this room from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 6 It is cumulative with an emphasis on what we’ve covered since the last test, which is inherently cumulative in itself Views of history There’s the “Whiggish” view that sees journalism evolving through a sequence of stages toward political independence, professionalism and objectivity Another view sees objectivity as the result of power struggles during particular historical events and movements
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0421 PowerPoint 2 Penny press influences Some see the penny press as the “primordial soup” of objectivity They argue penny papers, being the first to formally break from party affiliations, exhibited one of the first characters of objectivity: detachment But it’s an odd view of detachment. It’s much more like not indebted to, tied to or obligated to parties anymore The summary news lead Many see the inverted pyramid as a way to strip a story of everything but the “facts” It’s seen as part of the move toward an information model of journalism It’s also seen as a reflection of a new age concerned with facts The birth of the news lead There is much debate over when and why the inverted pyramid style became the standard for news writing.
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