JMSC0101: Principles of Journalism and the News Media . Professor Ying Chan. Chapter One What is News?. Why News?.
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JMSC0101:Principles of Journalism and the News Media
Professor Ying Chan
Chapter OneWhat is News?
BUT MEDIA is NOT THE SAME AS JOURNALISM
A generic term for systems of production and dissemination of information and entertainment and of exertion of various kinds of social controls…..media include the institutions which determine the nature, programming and form of distribution. E.g., mass media is the generic term for newspapers, book publishing, radio and television. Other media include the recording industry, movie industry and theater (Web Dictionary of Cybernetics and Systems)
Chapter 2Who are Journalists?
Employee of a media organization?
Licensed by the government?
Press card issued by the Police department?
Press card issued by a media organizaton?
What do you do to become a reporter?
“… my idea of a career is never to write a phony line, never fake, never cheat, never be sucked into the y.m.c.a. movements of the moment, as to give them as much literature in a book as any son of bitch has ever gotten into the same number of words.”
We had honor to maintain, prestige to defend, we had constant competition, not from other papers but from our fellow reporters.”
“Journalism takes its name from the French word for day. It is our day book, our collective diary, which records our common life..…For journalism and for us, that purpose is the development and enhancement of public life, a common life which we can all share as citizens. ”
Journalism is “our day book, our collective diary, which records our common life. That which goes unrecorded goes unpreserved … The creation and preservation of collective memory…” is the practice of journalism.
- James W. Carey
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