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Last updated: 05/01/11 at 03:33 PM
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Jul 1, 2001
Infotainment is information-based content that includes entertainment.
Helps enhance popularity among audience.
There are two types of news:
There are times when the journalists make the crossover into entertainment:
July 1, 200
Yellow journalism certainitaly has diminshed over its 100 plus life span, but is still evident in today's media.
Is Fox News considered yellow?
Tabloid magazines, such as the Star, the Globe and the Enquirer can be considered yellow journalism
Yellow Journalism was dominant and very popular during the Spanish-American War.
Newspaper articles warned of the preeminent threat of the Spanish army.
W.R. Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer
Heasrt aquires a fortune and buys the New York Journal.
Hearst drops the price of newspaper.
Pulitzer hires cartoonist Homer Davenport, creater of the "Yellow Kid." The cartoon first appeared in the Journal.
Hearst's assessment of "asian peril" in San Francisco
Newspapers were the major source of news in America.
Editers would report their own biased interpertation of the news rather than objective journalism.
Readers were unable to verify if the information was factual.
With this type of sensentational journalism,the newspaper industry had political power i.e. the Spanish-American War
Adolf Hitler of Germany, in the years leading up to World War II, accused newspapers of Marxist bias, an accusation also used by pro-German media in England and the United States.
During the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln accused newspapers in the border states of bias in favor of the Southern cause, and ordered many newspapers closed.
there are 4 different types of media bias
Advertising bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please advertisers
Corporate bias, when stories are selected or slanted to please corporate owners of media.
Mainstream bias, a tendency to report what everyone else is reporting, and to avoid stories that will offend anyone.
Sensationalism, bias in favor of the exceptional over the ordinary, giving the impression that rare events, such as airplane crashes, are more common than common events, such as automobile crashes.
media bias is when journalists and news producers are selective about the stories they report and how they are covered for mass media. news producers will have stories shown to the standards of journalism rather then the perspective of the journalist. it is impossible to report everything, so they have to be selective in what they show and don’t show, and the news companies use that to their advantage and only show information that they think the public will be interested in and leave out the information that that they dont want to hear
Dec 15, 2011
"You don’t have to approve of Assange or his political views; you can even believe he’s a sex criminal. It doesn’t matter. What’s at stake here isn’t the right of one flouncy Australian expat to embarrass a superpower. It’s freedom of the press. And it’s a dark day for journalists everywhere when the imperatives of government secrecy begin to triumph over our First Amendment."
Mar 13, 2011
Thousands of people marched in central Istanbul on Sunday to protest a crackdown on the press in Turkey after the arrest of more than a dozen journalists this month.
Jun 23, 2008
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free." The Founding Fathers believed that a free press was a necessary protection of the individual from the government. The First Amendment's Press Clause continues to be a structural bulwark of democracy and of the people.
Jul 1, 1980
The index assesses the degree of print, broadcast, and internet freedom in every country in the world, analyzing the events of each calendar year.
Apr 29, 1829
Freedom of the press is the guarantee by a government of free public press for its citizens and their associations, extended to members of news gathering organizations, and their published reporting.
England - Until 1694, England had an elaborate system of licensing. No publication was allowed without the accompaniment of a government-granted license.
Germany - The dictatorship of Adolf Hitler largely suppressed freedom of the press through Joseph Goebbels' Propaganda Ministry.
India - The Indian Constitution, while not mentioning the word "press," provides for "the right to freedom of speech and expression".
United States - In the colonial era, newspapers were unlicensed, and able freely to publish dissenting views, but were subject to prosecution for libel or even sedition if their opinions threatened the government. The notion of "freedom of the press" that later was enshrined in the United States Constitution is generally traced to the seditious libel prosecution of John Peter Zenger by the colonial governor of New York in 1735.
The Fourth Estate is dead," Ray McGovern, of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, told Raw Story in an exclusive interview. "The Fourth Estate in his country has been captured by government and corporations, the military-industrial complex, the intelligence apparatus. Captive! So, there is no Fourth Estate.
The fourth estate in many ways has exhisted for a long time as a seprate enitity but many argue today that line is blured
The Fourth Estate encompases more than just the Newspaper industry many believe that it is the media enitity as a whole and the power it holds politically
the journalistic profession or its members; the press
1. the public press (newspapers)
2. the mass media (newspapers, TV, radio, and magazines
In the middle of the 19th century, people began referring to the press as a fourth estate, referencing the fact that most parliaments and other houses of government had an area set aside specifically for the use of the press, and pointing out that the press was a distinct group within the larger framework of the realm.
Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797), a British politician
In America the first newspaper appeared in Boston in 1690, entitled Publick Occurrences
The first published newspaper in the English speaking world came in 1622 and was The Weekly Newes