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Week 1 Notes

by: Hannah Bartow

Week 1 Notes ComJour 350

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ComJour 350 News and Society

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Second week of lecture notes. Discussion notes based on group work.
ComJour 350 News and Society
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Date Created: 02/03/15
Comlour 350 Class Notes Ianuary 13 2015 What is News Things someone doesn t want you to know Don39t have to know everything Need to know enough to make an informed decision What happened in Moscow ID on Saturday Shooting three died What happened in Paris last WednesdayFriday Terrorist attack 12 people killed in Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine offices four killed in grocery store one hostage killed when suspected terrorists apprehended What did the CIA do between 20012006 that made the news in December Tortured potential terrorists got little information out of the process What did the CIA do in Guatemala and Iran in the 1950s 0verthrew government and put someone else in What happened in Tiananmen Square Bejing on June 4 1989 Democratic protesters killed Do facts matter National Security Agency collecting and storing data from millions of Americans US General Services Administration paid over 800000 on a Las Vegas convention for 300 employees USSR secret police held tens of millions of political prisoners between 1920s and 1960s Facts are beyond the control of the government That is why it is important for the news media to publicize those facts in spite of pressure to hide the facts January 152015 What are examples of recent scandals involving religion government families and education Charlie Hebdo Ohio man arrested by FBI for tweeting threats to US Capitol What do you say to someone who argues that the news media weaken our respect for those institutions by reporting the scandals Moral scales would decrease gives sentiment that these institutions are above others government needs to be held accountable What would happen to these institutions if the scandals were not reported There would be no checks and balance they could become corrupt Are there places in the world where scandals are not reported North Korea Russia Cuba How do you feel about people who get their news from satire such as The Daily Show Shows the BS of social media takes away some of the sensationalism have to look at both sides of the story bc satire can be biased need diversity of perspectives satire needs people to be educated to understand the nuances Lump countries together that feed into stereotypes Liability issues vs censorship Difference between satire and hate speech Hate speech encourages involvement leads to action


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