Escaping the News Prison Analysis Paper

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Critical Analysis: Escaping the News Prison
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Critical Analysis Part One W. Lance Bennett’s “Escaping the News Prison: How People See Beyond the Walls” addresses the issue of how the public can interpret the news intelligently. The selection, which was published in his 1988 book, News: The Politics of Illusion, addresses the general population, which watches the news regularly. Bennett is a mass communications specialist and also a professor at the University of Washington. His background in the subject area allows him to make speculations about how the public takes in he news and suggest possible reasons. He claims that in order to “escape the news prison,” people need to have an analytical perspective to interpret the news. In paragraph two, he suggests that the news is overwhelmingly objective, with “less than 1 percent of mass media coverage [containing] any sort of independent analysis.” He also points out in paragraph two that people have grown up in an environment that does not encourage being analytical. Then, in paragraph
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