A principle espoused by many media experts adds to these issues

A principle espoused by many media experts adds to these issues

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A principle espoused by many media experts adds to these issues. These experts argue  that the form of communication (the medium used) plays a role in what kind of  information journalists select. For example, a newspaper journalist's medium differs  significantly from a television journalist's medium. Whereas newspapers emphasize the  written word, television relies upon visual images, which means that events or  information that can be conveyed through visual images are routinely presented while  more verbal information or events receive little or no airtime. Critics refer to this as a  tyranny of the image . They point to the shift in television news  reporting that has taken place from the 1950s and 1960s to the 1990s. During the earlier  decades, 15-minute news broadcasts focused almost exclusively upon business and  politics. Today, local newscasts can range anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, and 
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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