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. • Some say it started during the Civil War when
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course JOUR 405 taught by Professor Liebovich,l during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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