The mass media, culture and society News agencies, transnationalisationand the new order Done by: Ivan Reddy
Content Article Overview Key takeaway messages Personal Rating Issues for Discussion
Article overview The free market system denies access to the vital information for the citizenry by making access a monetary function News broadcasting have been affected by corporations and big businesses Crucial and vital information can be found in elite newspapers and magazines Widening gap of the information rich and information poor
Key takeaway messages News agencies face a constant struggle in non-partisan reporting Evolution of news from a commodity to a big business exhibiting business tendencies as a whole A highly stratified system emerges where vital information needed for political judgments is confined to the elite publications only
Critics Having news is still good news Having chicken rice for lunch everyday is still good because I have food Wearing the same underwear everyday to class is still good because I have clothes “Why settle for mediocrity when one can strive for excellence”– Ivan Brandon Reddy
Personal Rating “If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.” – Mark Twain
Issues for Discussion When you watch news on television today, how skeptical or receptive are you to it? Will there ever be a time when we experience totally neutral news reporting? Why/Why not?