UNIT 22 NOTES

UNIT 22 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Context of Cold War ± Reminiscent of today ± Powerful forces policing debate, thought ± Calling out those outside the bounds ± People guilty until proven innocent ± Only those policing thought could clear you ± A platform and mean streak can destroy people ± Anyone outside called a communist ± Non-responsive means you’re guilty ± Implications . . . ± Lose your job ± Lose your family ± Lose your friends How Big Was the Threat? ± No attacks inside the United States ± CPUSA had 100,000 members ± By 1950, communism had peaked ± Even so, opportunists stoked the nation’s fears ± Problem was “objectivity” in reporting HUAC ± House Un-American Activities Commission ± Originally established in 1937 by Democrat Martin Dies ± Originally probed left- and right-wing groups ± It refused, however, to investigate the Ku Klux Klan ± It turned to the American Communist Party ± Said commies had infiltrated Federal Writers Project
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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 22 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens...

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