Theories of News Media and Power, Part I
- DUE TODAY: MEDIA CRITIQUE #1
- Read – Brent Cunningham, “Re-thinking Objectivity,” Columbia Journalism Review, July 11, 2003.
- Read – Mohammed el-Nawawy and Shawn Powers, “News Influence and the Global Media Sphere: A Case Study of Al-Jazeera English,” in The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, edited by Stuart Allan (2010), pp. 439-449.
- In-class – screening of Page One: Inside the New York Times. NOTE: Since we ran out of time today, please check out this film on Netflix.
- Lecture notes: Notes on news ‘frames’ and ‘framing’
- KEYWORDS – Objectivity, Sourcing, The CNN Effect, Agenda Setting, Gatekeeping, Indexing
For further reading & research:
- “State of the News Media 2014,” Pew Research Center – Journalism Project.
- The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism, edited by Stuart Allan (2010).
- Jay Rosen, “The View From Nowhere,” Sept 18, 2003.
- An interesting dialogue on reporting, objectivity and ideology – Jay Rosen, “Fixing The Ideology Problem in Our Political Press: A Reply to The Atlantic‘s Marc Ambinder,” June 22, 2010 – and – Marc Ambinder, “The Ideology of Journalists: A Response to Jay Rosen,” The Atlantic, July 20, 2010.
- Robert M. Entman, “Framing: Towards Clarification of a Fractured Paradigm,” Journal of Communication, Vol. 43, No. 4 (1993): 51-58.
- “Who Pays the Pro-War Pundits? Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Backing Military Action,” Democracy Now!, Sept 15, 2014.