Media Analysis The Black Press_ Soldiers Without Swords - Riley 1 Alyssa Riley African Americans in the Media Dr Bongang 31 Jan 2020 Media Analysis

Media Analysis The Black Press_ Soldiers Without...

This preview shows page 1 - 2 out of 3 pages.

Riley 1 Alyssa Riley African Americans in the Media Dr. Bongang 31 Jan 2020 Media Analysis The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords 1. What do you understand by the Title: The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords? - They helped to create and stabilize communities. They spoke forcefully to the political and economic interests of their readers while employing thousands. Black newspapers provided a forum for debate among African Americans and gave voice to a people who were voiceless. With a pen as their weapon, they were Soldiers Without Swords. 2. How objective was the black press? If it was not objective, what was its mission? Discuss. - The black press was never intended to be objective because it didn't see the -- the white press being objective. It often took a position. It had an attitude. This was a press of advocacy. There was news, but the news had an admitted and a deliberate slant. The mission was advocacy and to be a voice for the voiceless but they wouldn’t let anybody cover them. 3. With specific examples from the documentary and other research, describe how blacks were represented in the mainstream media.

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture