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