26 february reading summary

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Amber Scott Timothy Fallis COMM 125 26 February 2010 Reading Summary The article entitled “Sound Bite News: Television Coverage of Elections, 1968- 1988” analyzes the shift in how journalists cover the elections from the 60s to modern day. Ultimately, the goal of this argument is to exemplify how coverage of the presidential campaigned used to be about the future of the nation, but now modern news no longer conveys this seriousness. To fully grasp the effect of changes in journalism techniques, it was important to explain its original format and then depict the transformations. Earlier journalists focused more on the candidates themselves instead of adding their personal opinions. During the 1968 election, for example sound bite and quotes from candidates were longer. This less mediated position of the news allowed the audience to grasp the ideas and visions of the candidates. During this time, it appeared that more focus was actually directed towards the content of the presidential election. The shift toward more mediated, journalist-centered form of journalism became
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