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Unformatted text preview: Journalism 162-2 21:16 Diversity of the news industry Rise of minority press Mainstream press was unresponsive to needs of minorities Minorities had little or no access to the pages of mainstream press Established in response to perceived crisis for the minority group o Displacement o Racial violence o Lack of access to political process o Feeling of isolation The Minority Press Owned and operated by only or primarily by minorities Minorities are the intended audience o About 80 percent of minorities regularly get information from ethnic media o Minorities go to both minority media and mainstream media whereas non-minorities only look at mainstream media Frames news differently LA Riots Press Coverage 4/29/92- violence breaks out after jury acquits LAPD officers if excessive force Mainstream newspaper- LA Times Minority newspapers- LA Sentinel, La Opinin, KoreAm Journal, Korea Times o Differences in word choice and labeling o Differences in assignment of blame Provides alternatives to the mainstream press o Covers news on topics not extensively reported in mainsteam press o Provides a forum for the opinions and perspectives of minorities Maintains Cultural Identity o History o Language- take classes, etc o News from home o Accomplishments of members from community to take pride Creates and Strengthens Political Identity o Expression of goals o Collective action o Announcements o Political news Facilitates Integration (on their own terms) Status of Minority Press Ethnic media is growing Jobs in ethnic media increasing Web issues Relevance of Minority Press Mainstream press is losing readers Minority press is thriving Thus, mainstream could learn from minority o View Racial Hierarchy from bottom up o Avoid exnomination and racialization o Advocate for social justice Blacks in US Film 1915 Birth of a Nation (DW Griffith) o prominent filmmaker- claims to be historical facsimile of slavery and emancipation. o Time period- reconstruction era o Theme- whites suffered at the hands of free blacks (lost their rights when blacks were freed)- once again, claims to be a historical facsimile and accurate representation BoaN is considered a classic, but it is also controversial. o Classic- first feature length film (3 hours long) Griffith developed many film techniques (developed new editing and shooting techniques to keep viewer attention) and had had special effects o Controversial- Persuasive power- people thought it was too persuasive and movie audiences were not that sophisticated Context of the time made it very believable for whites (migration...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2012 for the course JOURNALISM 162 taught by Professor Shah during the Fall '11 term at Wisconsin.

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