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Department
Political Science
Course
POLS 2940
Professor
Sandra Whitworth
Semester
Fall

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Chapter 7­ “How do we find out what’s going on in the world?” - Without technology we would not know what was going on in the world - All issues and events in global politics are mediated - The info we receive from the media is always bias - Bias is not something the media can escape from - Government puts pressure on the journalists to talk good about the country and that  they want to go to war - Media is the mouthpiece for the government - The Vietnam war (1960­75) first television war , the era when photojournalism  flourished many photographers became famous with their photo stories place din  newspapers television brought the brutality of the war into the comfort of the living  rooms. The media had access to the battle fields and this gave the public negative  reaction because the war was going on in peoples living rooms this taught the  government two things never allow the media to be on the battlefield and to always  control news management by controlling the stories that are given to the media and  by extension to the public
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