Chapter 13 MASSCOMM

Chapter 13 MASSCOMM - Chapter 13 Notes 1. Modern journalism...

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Chapter 13 Notes 1. Modern journalism in the information age o News : the process of gathering info and making a report o Characteristics of news Newsworthiness : info worthy of going into story Timeliness, proximity, conflict, prominence, human interest, consequence, usefulness, novelty and deviance o Values in American journalism: wimps who stood for nothing Neutrality boosts credibility Interverted pyramid news lead: careful attribution of source, minimal use of adverbs and adjectives, and detach a third party view Access credibility by personal detachment o Other cultural views in journalism Subjective beliefs: ethnocentrism, responsible capitalism (create increased prosperity for all) Small town pastoralism: small towns are innocent and contaminated by big city “mean” values Individualism: over adversity is the subject to news stories o Ethics and the news media When is it right to protect against govt. secrets Invading privacy: the public right to know
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