Evidence against the model

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Evidence against the model. Both the manipulative and Hegemonic models contain a number of implicit criticisms of the Pluralist model, so I will concentrate here on outlining some of the more explicit forms of criticism of this model. 1. In the first place, although journalists , for example, do have a degree of relative autonomy in their work (as do most, if not all professional workers), the crucial point here is the constraints, both practical and ideological, that surround them in the production of media content. b. Constructing the story itself around a number of easily-understood themes and categories (crime, sport, human interest and so forth). a. Selecting those stories that can be made to fit into a predefined view of the world. a. Something happens . b. Professional journalists assess its importance - does the event interest enough people? e. The audience interprets the significance of these facts. They " make sense " of what has happened. d. The facts are reported / broadcast . The role of the journalist is to put these facts into a context to help the audience make sense of the story.
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Critics of the Pluralist model suggest, however, this process is rather different. A good recent example of this process was the bombing of Federal Government offices in Oklahoma, USA in 1995 . The facts of the event were that a massive bomb was detonated in an office block, which collapsed killing many hundreds of people. a. Journalists look for events that fit various categories of news. b. Various events are considered and assessed by journalists in terms of their likely level of interest and impact. c. Opinions relating to the event are gathered from sources that the journalist considers significant(these will be mainly from official sources). . d. These opinions are
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