UNIT 6 NOTES

UNIT 6 NOTES - 1 Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 6: Resistance and Liberty Liberty in Context ¡ We get it when a FEW find it useful ¡ Wealthy, powerful elites must see personal gain ¡ Printing begins to flourish ¡ More information becomes available ¡ More political information emerges ¡ More and more partisan rhetoric ¡ More and more people are reading Knowledge is Power ¡ Democratization of knowledge ¡ Ever more politically literate public ¡ Opinion shapers begin to drive the agenda ¡ Identity grows with colonial expansion ¡ King is slowly losing his grip ¡ News plays big part in run-up to revolution ¡ Media begins to shape reality ¡ Still, most colonists resist independence ¡ That requires them to be convinced 2 Truth Goes to Court, 1735 ¡ John Peter Zenger charged with libel ¡ Published NY Journal for a political faction ¡ Faction was group of rich guys ¡ Rich guys threatened by Gov. William Cosby ¡ First time, truth allowed in defense ¡ Zenger acquitted by jury...
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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UNIT 6 NOTES - 1 Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens...

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