COM 107 WEEK 11 NOTES
COM 107 WEEK 11 NOTES COM 107
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Date Created: 11/13/15
111015 Edward R Murrow Father of ED started working for CBS at start of WW2 spoke slowly and cleary doesn t give too much detail you can conjecture the image for yourself simple sentences lst person point of view imagery and choice of words very powerful powerful conviction almost monotone story speaks for itself The First Casualty The rst casualty when war comes is truth by Philip Knightley traces war coverage from all sides from the Crimean War onward All sides in a war need to O O O 0 Keep up morale on the home front Demonize the enemy Sanitize the actions and effects of war shown at home Control information command the platform and agenda via censors pools embedded reporters give new information without larger context We can only know our side of military operations Today it s news later it s history Decide if journalist is propagandist myth maker patriot Conduit for authority military and political Watch dog After the war Truth may emerge via fuller coverage in histories novels poetry plays lms documentaries often powerful and artistic 111215 Since 1741 so rst national news medium sat evening post 1821 harpers in civil war vs local newspapers Atlantic Monthly 1857 National Geographic 1888 could offer magazines even to working class in 1990s 25 national magazines ion 1905 LHJ reach 1 m because of cheaper postal rates better rail transportation lower production costs bc conveyor belt assembly Mags last a long time often known for editor TIME 1923 National Enquirer 1926 New Yorker 1925 Rolling Stone Ron Wennar Huge growth from 1930s to 50s 363 leading mags grew to 565 Newsweek 1933 LIFE 1936 But TV erupted in popularity and could offer eyeballs to ADV at cheaper rate Mags couldn t beat TV at mass appeal game so went for specialized niche readers who d pay a bit more Playboy 1954 Sports Illustrated 1951 AARP 1950s biggest circulating People 35 million Signi cant contributions of magazines 1 investigative reporting muckraking 2 personality pro les 3 photojournalism 4 aesthetic appeal covers and graphics 5 targeted audiences so diversity of appeals and views ads by zip code or region of the world
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