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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. Women’s 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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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2011 for the course COM 142 taught by Professor Theobald during the Spring '11 term at UC Davis.
- Spring '11