In my daily life, I mainly use seven media: my computer, television, Facebook,
Twitter, my iPod, books, and Tumblr. There are subtle patterns in this use, but most of it
is constant. I tend to be on my computer and watching TV at the same time. I tend to
Impact on Audience
Similar amount of political content
Do audiences interpret information the same?
Are the messages distorted at all?
When we are engaged (laughing), are we more likely to remember?
Is Advertising Good For Society?
Reasons to support your groups standpoint
How will the other side argue against these reasons?
-Defend against those arguments
What reasons will the other side use to support their standpoint?
Organize who will make what c
-No fact checking
-Release after deadline
-Give material early
Type of Coverage
-Doesnt allow for editing
What is News?
-What makes something newsworthy?
Money to be gained from the situation
Footage of the issue
Celebrity news (why?)
-What do you want to hear about?
Jon Stewart relentlessly parodies broadcast news
Cant we just watch The Daily Show all day?
Basic Instincts- actors portraying Spiral of Silence theory
Good Night and Good Luck
They did not expect news programming to make money- (60 Minute
Public Communication in SocietyPaper One
Amanda Knox acquitted
1. It was on CNN.com
2. It was online, so no set time. I retrieved it at 5:43pm on October 3, 2011
3. CNN owns the net
Communication in Public Society
This One Will Knox You Out
On October 3, 2011, CNN.com played a newscast about Amanda Knox, the
American college student in Italy who was accused of brutally sexually assaulting and
Top five activities after sleep:
Media Shapes our Views of Reality
-How we view other people
-How we view other cultures
-What political issues we think about
3 Assumptions of Rhetorica