COM 107 Week 4 Notes
COM 107 Week 4 Notes COM 107
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922 Exam Multiple choice True false No essay answer Traditional mass com statement Big questions from the book 5050 split between notes and books questions emphasize notes Rationales for World s Mass Media libertarian social responsibility authoritarian developmental communist or totalitarian Our American press is freequot No it s not because several groups control media content What groups 1 public 2 owners 3 creators within the media 4 advertisers Congress shall make no lawquot respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof or abridging the freedom of speech or the press or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances US Courts have set aside the first amendment Because a competing right or social good has taken precedence In cases involving this issue social balancing test courts must have two social goods National security the right of the press to publish vs the governments responsibility to protect it s citizens prior restraint Pentagon Papers Case H bomb case Defamation of character the right of the press to publish vs the individual s right to protect his her good name and reputation the press wins if its the truth satirizing is often not sought after obscenity and pornography 1 a typical person applying contemporary community standards would find the material offensive 2 the sexual activity depicted is against state law iega child pornography 3 The material is devoid of iteraryartisticpolitical scientific value LAPS test 924 Balancing of social goods when the courts have set aside the 1st amendment and what rights or goods took precedence fair trials the right of the press to publish vs the individual s right to a fair speedy trial with an unprejudiced jury pnvacy the right of the press to publish vs the individual s right to be left alone and have peace of mind copyrights the right of the press to publish vs the creators right to control copying and use of own material commercial speech the right of the press to publish vs the public s right not to receive false and misleading claims media feedback audience generated generally not typical of entire audience audience member decides form and channel goes directly to media qualitative usually delayed media originated tries to examine representative cross section media organization decides form and channel gathered by third party ABC Simmons Nielsen Arbitron quantitative rating of TV households watching that show over the total of TV households of America share of TV households watching that show over mostly delayed look for audience empowerment we want our media content when we want it where we want it how we want it cheaply and we re making our own How to write a paper in Newhouse Get rid of the qualifiers Clear concise strong well crafted and ideally intriguing Popular style even as we develop our individual voices We want everyone to read our stories ads press releases scripts We write for audiences readers viewers We keep them foremost in our minds not confusing nor boring them They have a finger on the remote They can t stand speed bumps too many numbers unspecific language long sentences we assume that they could be interested in our ideas maybe without knowing it every paper every story needs to have a point a thesis a focus don t write until you know what you want to say outline the paper write the first draft good writing is good editing rewrite the first draft let is sit rewrite more communicate with rather than try to impress your reader wonderful ideas expressed ceary will impress us
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