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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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  • 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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  • Photography And Journalism: The Positive Effects Of Journalism

    Every picture and journalist has to have a background and why it is so meaningful or special for them to express it. That is what photographers and journalists do they try to capture the moment and try to express what is going on in the world and share what is going on in the moment. So why are journalists such as photographs a controversial to politics? Well there are two sides one Journalism could have a positive effect but it could also have a bad reputation for politics. So the argument is…

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  • Research Paper On Human Rights Monitoring

    The baseline survey is where questionnaires will be developed and distributed among 300 journalists, from the above mentioned areas during consultative sessions. Twelve sessions will be held for two days each in the first phase in the above mentioned districts, while one session in the second phase will be held in Islamabad. The sessions will be utilized to sensitize the journalist community vis-à-vis torture in the legal system and further engage them to play their part in eradication of…

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  • The Montreal Massacre Summary

    perceptions are formed by journalists and news reporter’s portrayals of victims and criminals in the news media. They focus on the drama of the crime story rather than the content, resulting in the skewing of reality. Within the context of Canada, a researcher at the Université du Québec à Montréal revealed that 95% of news reporters use the media to disseminate information about crime related issues (Carli, 2008). Canadian news reporters have placed special emphasis on gender-based crimes…

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  • The Importance Of Shield Law

    Shield laws are enacted in 49 states and the District of Colombia (Riker, 2015), based on the First Amendment guarantee of Freedom of the Press (Shield Laws, n.d.). Although, most states have enacted shield laws for their journalists, there does not exist a federal journalist shield law. This is because the U.S. Supreme Court does not want to interpret the First Amendment as mandating a news reporter 's privilege (Shield Laws, n.d.). The media is supposed to have the role as the country 's…

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  • Media Influence On Muslims

    Muslims are terrorists. ‘The events surrounding the terrorist attacks on the United States on 11 September 2001 set the scene for the media 's distinct role in the developing discourse on terrorism’ (Aly, 2007). Its very unavoidable to see this happen but media should not feed only on the extremists, but they should also focus on others who are doing outstanding jobs who are Muslims. Muslims who are a minority in different parts of the world struggle a day to day basis, base on this predicament…

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  • Elizabeth's Kidnapping Case Study

    News media should publish names of victims, which as a way to find victims like Elizabeth and decrease the stigma of rape. However, the advancement of social change should not be weighed on the backs of the unwilling and traumatized victims of assault. The healing process of several victims are to stand up and declare their strength; to go through the painful memories themselves. For Elizabeth, she never had a chance to face that part of the grieving process for it was imposed upon her.…

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