Societies, RR #1

Societies, RR #1 - Valerie Udeozor Due: January 27, 2012...

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Valerie Udeozor Due: January 27, 2012 Societies/ Dr. Epitropoulos Mohammad Mozumder Reading Response #1 “Crime in the News” In the Culture of Fear chapter “Crime in the News”, Glassner thoroughly and successfully demonstrates the faultiness of contemporary American newscasting. Nowadays, journalists and reporters tend to provide entertainment and induce speculation at the expense of communicating the news factually and comprehensively. Unfortunately, these sources of “infotainment” are misguiding and lure American society into hysteria over phenomena that are far more unlikely than real dangers that are too often overlooked. Glassner seems to believe these miscommunicated stories to be a disservice of broadcasters and journalists to the American public. However, I believe that this it is more so the result of these people attempting to appeal to the American public rather than overwhelm them with fear. For reasons unbeknownst to me, people have a natural tendency to desire viewing or
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