Is perspective everything?
News college or collection of random events grouped together
Sensationalist mentality and is integral to the body of politics
Murdoch random reactions to random events
Detailed report or accounting of a subject or occurrence Narrative and rhetoric is the
oldest form of communications
Integral to represent democracy
To affect the comfortable and comfort the affected
The press is supposed to be a watchdog on power. Those journalists should be going
after the wealthy and accountable beings. Ensure that they are being honest.
How did this come about?
1700’s government influences the newspaper (13 colonies)
17501800 very involved in paging “journalist spies”
Agenda based guidelines give motivation to government
1837 telegraph changes shit up by communicationtransportationtranscends time and
spacebased necessity. (Think stocks and that the access to information was much faster)
Telegraph was expensive and marketed towards corporate clientele
Us civil war Americans venerable to each other influenced speed and the five W’s
5W’s to get info quicker and to reduce costs
Victorian period mixture of writing styles speeches reports, letters etc.
Parliament speeches verbatim in press
Reporting on politics (parliament)
Letters to the editor by the way of public officials, not public
Reports of street meetings not about the words that were said and not done to eliminate
bias, journalists did not really have states or credibility. Therefore their word is not as
believable. This is why they wouldn’t ever menti