COMMweek9.pdf Comm. 3597.02 Media and Terrorisim
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Date Created: 03/13/15
COMM 3597 Media and Terrorism 31315 1234 PM Week Nine March 11th13th News as Mythology Entertainment Media Narrative Processing News Items 0 Where Terrorism Research Goes Wrongquot o More attacks increase terrorism 0 The study of terrorism has increased 0 A lot more research being done ex this class 0 Not a lot of progress on terrorism 0 Campaign of antiterrorism gloomdoomquot 0 Future generations will keep fighting 0 Thought Osama Bin Laden s death was the end 0 It s not over 0 ISIS issues etc o Avengers movie trailer 0 No stringsquot Narrative Protect world hurtingbeyond control Dependence vulnerable Comparable Hope for humanity Superhero films terrorism tie Growth of superhero films 2001 change The made isn t increasing BUT the amount of money being made off the films is increasing greatly OOOOOOO News as Mythology Reading reinterpreting news understanding as myth 0 Let me tell you a story 0 Myth one of the primary functions is to explain what cannot be easily explained Ex bible stories Garden of Eden C Says nothing about factual base 0 Authors argue that news plays the role of modern mythic storyteller as the recurring news cycle shows new yet predictable stories 0 Video The Daily Show 0 Sarcasm humor dishonesty 0 Fox news dishonestdistortlie Revisiting Critical Rationalism 0 News is another form of constructed narrative that is not waiting to be told but is merely a product of cultural biases and social predispositions o All positions are wrong fallibility but some positions are more wrong than others 0 Discussion 0 How do we tell whether the stories we are told are the best or the most helpful or are as correct as they can bequot Look to least popularquot news Consider the money factor dominant storyline Alternate opinions Extremes There s news that does a good job CNN Will be defined at the same level 0 Motivation by accuracy or consistency o Accurate as close to the truth as possible 0 Consistent internally logical with preexisting opinion 0 Alternative News Sources 0 Making it all better right 0 Who gets to shape the stories 0 Traditional journalists never exclusively owned the truth and now have ceded the role of speaking truth to power 0 Is information media now just a circus of amateur town criers in a relativistic nebulous world in which actual political power economic interests real conflict are left unchallenged 0 Writing Prompt 0 Think of a negative and positive myth you have seen in news media Describe it and what impact it has on how we react to terrorism News Item 0 The pains of hijacking the Muslim American narrative 0 Cause Son into ISIS bad parenting Muslim identity American identity etc 0 Watching ISIS on the news feelings of hatred Evolution of Threat Narratives From readingsnotes 0 Networks homegrown threats new model etc ActionReaction Cycle 0 Positive reinforcement cycle in which competing forces escalate violence in the face of threat p830 0 Video clips 13 days Cuban Missile Crisis a Russians make a destabilizing move how to react Documentary n Cold war hot war luck I Rational individuals came so close to complete destruction of society a Combination of human fallibility and nuclear weapons can destroy o Narrative punctuation how we begin and end certain events EscalationPunctuation change 0 Narrative Punctuation Framing 0 Choosing a beginning a goal and content beginning middle and end Ex Relationship break up story 2 sides to every story 0 Insult someone they have no other optionquot than to react with insultviolence in order to defendeven the playing field 0 Concluding Thought 0 Pinning down what this terrorist threat is might be as much about reading our own fears as about understanding the plans of the enemyquot 31315 1234 PM 31315 1234 PM
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