Mass Com Final Review

Mass Com Final Review - 1 Chelsea Gaudin Mass Com Final...

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1 Chelsea Gaudin Mass Com Final From the Textbook: Significance of the Hindenburg Explosion: (358, 359, 368). Radio quickly showed its aptitude for providing eyewitness reporting of breaking news. One particularly compelling set of on-the-spot bulletins involved the explosion of the German dirigible the Hindenburg in 1937. This event marked the beginning of eyewitness news accounts that were catastrophic events that were reported while they were happening. The Hindenburg was a zeppelin, a type of blimp designed to fly luxury passengers across the Atlantic in a fraction of the time it took ships to make the journey. The Hindenburg, which had been featured in German propaganda films, was financed by the Nazi party and displayed Swastikas on its fins. It has come to represent the power and technical achievements of Adolf Hitler’s government. In fact, it was the military implications of the craft that discouraged the US, the sole source of helium at that time, from selling that nonflammable gas for use in the blimp. So, the Germans filled the ship with highly flammable helium gas. Herb Morrison, who was reporting live for Chicago’s radio station WLS, watched as it landed and eventually burst into flames in Lakehurst, NJ. Thirty five passengers and crew members, along with one victim on the ground, died in the explosion. Types of Journalists: o Stringers: (362) independent journalists who are paid only for material used. Stringers also included freelance camera people who got paid only when their footage was used o Embedded: (379-380) nonmilitary reporters attached to a military unit. In the war in Iraq that began in 2003, nonmilitary journalists were embedded within military units. These embedded journalists were given equipment and minimal training and were considered a semi-official part of the military. Those who supported this procedure believed that provided the public with accurate information about the war without unduly jeopardizing the lives of either journalists or US soldiers. Those who opposed the embedding of journalists felt that new people who were part of a military unit would identify with the unit and slant the news from the military’s point of view. There was some evidence that embedded journalists did, indeed, identify strongly with their units. One journalists admitted that he acted as a spotter of enemy troops, pointing out their locations so that they could be fired on.
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2 o Anchors: (372-374) the primary newsreader, who appears in the broadcast news studio. Industry research proves that viewers pick their newscasts according to their favorite anchor, which makes this media personality a highly paid, much sought after star. Although they are paid mostly to be a presence on the screen, anchors have generally spent decades working their way up the ranks as field reporters and correspondents. Often, on the network level, anchors will be hired to do one or two magazine type shows in addition to the evening newscast, as well as promotions and specials. Before Katie
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