Sociology of News Notes

Sociology of News Notes - I ntro 1. What is the moral of...

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Unformatted text preview: I ntro 1. What is the moral of the Teddy Roosevelt story? Moral of the Teddy Roosevelt story Journalists not only report reality but create it. By reporting more on crime, the public believes that the city is being hit by a serious crime wave, even though crime rates were no worse than typical 2. How do journalists create impressions that are taken to be real? By selecting, highlighting, framing, shading, and shaping in reportage, they create an impression that readers and viewers take to be real and to which they respond to in their lives 3. What made hate crime and stalking stories such significant stories? Hate crimes and stalking stories had serious sponsorships by groups that took up the banner of these crimes by publicizing and promoting legislation about them. Womens groups sponsored stalking, and sexual-orientation minorities sponsored hate crimes; the media played a key role in constructing these new categories of crime, even though it did not operate alone...
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