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  • Summary Of Thomas Patterson's Informing The News: The Need For Knowledge Based Journalism?

    ambitious rethinking of how journalists are trained. Concerned about the misinformation among Americans who rely on media as their main source of information, Patterson traces the quickening of news cycles from trends to process to elucidate how they have resulted in the loss of accuracy in reporting. Today’s journalists too often give equal weight to facts and biased opinions - stirring up small controversies and misjudging the context of facts. Many times they decide to substitute infotainment for real news. According to Patterson, there are six specific problems in journalism that have led to the corruption of information: information, source, knowledge, audience, education, and democracy. The new information environment in which we live in, is so vastly different from what it was a few decades ago. Patterson says it is nosier, more…

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  • Dale Maharidge Analysis

    serious issues, sought to inform citizens enough so that we may make our own decisions; apart from the shining few journalists that practice this principle, it has been all but abandoned. Dale Maharidge is one of those few. In his 2009 interview with the Huffington Post, Maharidge discusses the matters of the…

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  • 'Ladies' By Clare Luce Thesis

    Politician and American Journalist, Clare Luce, delivered a speech at the Women's National Club. The guest of honor, Luce publicly expresses her gratitude and excitement towards the American Press. Luce emphasizes the tone of excitement to criticize how journalists provide on article with what the public desires. Luce prepares to continue the speech with, "I stand here at this rostrum invited to throw rocks at you." Luce adopts an excited and criticizing tone towards the audience of…

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  • Biblical Ethics Of Present Day Journalism

    regards to reporting events responsibly, and (2) can Biblical ethics be applied to modern journalism? Western society has always had an almost a morbid infatuation with crime and punishment, i.e., the dirty laundry of others. This student/advocate has noticed on numerous occasions anchors that have a gleam in their eye when relating the dirty laundry of others. The media has a responsibility to report events in a truthful manner; however, it can be argued that many journalists today trade…

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  • Clark Hoyt Face To Face With Tragedy Analysis

    Journalists are more than often praised, honored, or congratulated for their work; however, they also find themselves, at times, being criticized for some of their images. Journalists publish many different genres of stories throughout their career, so which ones are the ones that spark criticism, and is this criticism valid? Quite obviously it’s the stories that include violent images or some sort of malicious act of crime. In order to develop their stories, journalists make their way to the…

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  • Essay On Military Communication

    The introduction of real-time media and news reporting has resulted in the instantaneous public awareness and scrutiny of various kinds of military operations and decisions as they occur. The Vietnam War was one of the peak times in history in which the mainstream press took advantage of virtually unlimited access to combat zones and other areas of military operations, as long as Pentagon rules and guidelines were followed. Formal types of censorship were basically nonexistent. Journalists also…

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  • Prfm Sociology

    This is in the same track with the prediction by Witschge (2012) who observed a blurring of distinction between journalists and the audience as a result of the technological advances. According to Witschge, there would be a time when the newsroom is interfered by the audience in terms of the news material production. Journalists and audience are no longer having provider-customer relationships, but more partnerships. The media in turn will depend on the activity of the audience, they will no…

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  • Political Apathy Analysis

    Finally, it is important to analyse the roles key stakeholders have played in this ongoing issue, in order to conclude, who, if anyone is to blame, and fully comprehend how and why this has been allowed to occur. Realistically, given the intricate and nuanced nature of this matter, it is difficult to allocate blame entirely towards one institution, be it journalists, media proprietors, or politicians. In many ways, the current state is simply a natural progression. Nevertheless, no one is…

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  • Slippery Slope Fallacy Essay

    easily get a professional looking picture. The mom questions Timberlake’s authority to which several reporters appear implying he has a well-rounded knowledge of cameras. Different people in the commercial then pull out Sony products and quickly take a picture implying to get a quality photograph with a Sony camera does not take much time or effort (Timberlake, 2009). Sony uses an appeal to authority in this particular commercial. Appeal to authority is when some well-known individual claims…

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  • Corruption In Military

    input needs to be a focal point when gauging media coverage. In a magazine article by Talk of the Nations, Joe Palka Describes the way troops feel about media coverage. “Troops are frustrated with the way that the media is covering the war. Certainly, the administration has, at times, been extremely frustrated about the good things that are going under- reported” (Palka). If the troops feel the coverage reports are not adequate something needs to be done. Troops fighting have a front row seat…

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