ENGL 100 March 11 PresentationPresentation Transcript
Fox-hunting; A Media quandary of ethics and bias Ning Fu,
Fair & Balanced Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people John Adams – Second US President 1797 - 1801
Outfoxed Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism A Documentary by Robert Greenwald View slide
Robert Greenwald Born in 1945, an American film director, film producer and political Activist Noted in 2000 for his documentaries critical of Fox News and of the George W. Bush administration Greenwald's films have garnered 25 Emmy Award nominations, awarded the 2002 Producer of the Year Award by the American Film Institute. View slide
Fox News Response Fox News called the film "illegal copyright infringement" for its use of clips from Fox News Channel programs. It also said the film misrepresented the employment history of four people identified as former Fox News employees. Fox News challenged any news organization that thought this was a major story to "put out 100 percent of their editorial directions and internal memos [and] Fox News Channel will publish 100 percent of our editorial directions and internal memos, and let the public decide who is fair."
Discuss the presence of Fox news in Canada and the opinions of the network on Canadian viewers
Discuss examples of coverage by Canadian media that is biased/subjective in a similar fashion
How does expressing opinions differ from reporting facts in the media? Should one be favored over the other?
Foxism & CNNism How does the news shape the way we see the world http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/alisa_miller_shares_the_news_about_the_news.html Alisa Miller
Money vs. News: The News Business
Should the public take action on the obvious biased reporting of popular media? What methods of action, if any, would be most effective?
What unfamiliar words or unclear points did you find in the readings?