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COM 107 notes week of 11-16

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Date Created: 11/30/15
COM 107 11-18-15 I. Race and news A. Myrdal’s an American dilemma B. Pre-WW2 a segregated world and a segregated press a. Separate but not so equal b. Voting rights and legal protection 1. Literacy tests, suppressing the black vote also with 2. Legal protection- to kill a mockingbird type examples c. Recruitment and support for WW2 C. Differences in white and black papers a. Racial topics b. Language use 1. They would say “Mr.” and “Mrs.” When reffering to white people in the paper, but blackc people they would just say the last name 2. Black papers were not nearly as successful as white papers II. A changing world A. Post WW2 a. Wartime experiences b. Social changes c. Hitler’s “jewish problem” 1. Segregation was very similar to the discrimination that hitler promoted against jews B. Social structure C. Nationalism III. The black press A. Community voice B. Concerns a. Financing- had trouble getting loans and ads b. Legal issues c. Competing forces d. Safety of journalists and editors e. Access f. Audience IV. White newspapers A. Editorial policies a. Images and voices b. Reinforce or challenge B. Northern and southern press a. Concerns 1. Financing 2. Journalist safety 3. Audience V. News coverage A. Television a. Brought civil rights into the living room b. National awareness increases B. National coverage and awareness C. Types of images D. 1970s- busing and desegregation E. CNN: prom night in Mississippi a. Separate proms were gotten rid of, proms were integrated F. CNN: interracial pair turned away VI. Criticisms of today’s coverage A. Racial profiling in the news B. Issues: a. Drug addicts and drug policies b. “Crime is violent and criminals are non-white” c. “Black face on poverty” C. What are the potential effects of these portrayals VII. Have we changed the “dialogue?” A. Continuous “calls” for a racial dialogue a. Incidents b. Black lives matter coverage B. Election issues and coverage C. Ratings driven news info- a changing demographic VIII. Miscegenation A.


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