Final Exam Review Session

Final Exam Review Session - COSF 100 Review Session...

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COSF 100 Review Session Question One o Public service/objective/professional journalism Trying to increase public awareness of important issues Good for democracy Best interest at heart Equal treatment of controversial topics Bad for democracy Often government subsidized or driven Some instances of apathy Marginal groups? Elitist? o Market-driven journalism Newspaper as profit vehicle Treats newspaper as any other consumer good Perfection of industry Market subordinate to public service aspect of newspaper BUT after 1975 stopped being the case After 1990, newspapers become more market-driven Threat to democracy Good for democracy Choice competition breeds excellence Niche marketing Bad for democracy Plays to lowest common denominator – sensational
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Expensive/in-depth stories disappear Can’t conflict with advertisers o D+S Back to the Golden Age? Six recommendations as to how to do that
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course COSF 100 taught by Professor Fields during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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