Homework Discussion. Make 3 groups. 1.. Make list of topics from the headlines you collected, as well as todays newscast http://tagcrowd.com . Elect a group member to come put it into the tag cloud. We Discuss what we notice about the topics.
1.. Make list of topics from the headlines you collected, as well as todays newscast http://tagcrowd.com. Elect a group member to come put it into the tag cloud. We Discuss what we notice about the topics.
Lecture 1 The News, The Journalist and Objectivity Examined
Film: Bill Moyers Buying the War.
Galtung and Ruges 12 News Values
3. ELITE PEOPLE
4. ELITE PLACES
5. COMPOSITIONAL BALANCE
All definitions adapted from Media Research Council (http://mediaresearchhub.ssrc.org/icdc-content-folder/news-values/)
Objectivity and its Discontents
Deadly Blast at Moscows Main Airport Seen as Terror Attack
By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ andJ. DAVID GOODMAN (New York Times Online 24 Jan 2011)
MOSCOW An explosion rocked an international terminal of Moscows busiest airport on Monday afternoon in what Russian officials described as an apparent terrorist attack. The Health Ministry reported that at least 30 people had been killed and 130 injured, according to Russian state media.
Russian news agencies, citing witnesses, said the airports halls were filled with so much smoke that it was difficult to count the dead. A video posted online showed bodies and luggage strewn across the smooth airport floor, barely visible under the clouds of thick smoke.
The blast occurred in the arrivals hall of Domodedovo airport, according to a spokeswoman. Investigators said the explosion occurred at 4:32 p.m. local time.
Sergei Lavochkin, who was at the airport meeting a friend, said he was 100 feet away when the bomb detonated. I heard a loud bang, and some tiles fell from the ceiling,
Mr. Lavochkin told Rossiya-24, a cable news service. I saw carts, the ones you use to move luggage. They were transporting people on them.
An eyewitness who gave his name as Yuri said the intense blast sent roughly 200 people scrambling for safety.
Multiple sources, each one attributed. Emphasis on eyewitness accounts. Unemotional tone.
What has been different about much of the reporting, particularly on TV, has been that the emotional attachment between reporter and victim has been obvious. Gone is the professional, some might say artificial, detachment. Now, for the first time, media professionals are starting to tell us how they feel about some stories. And it will probably make them better journalists. [Chris Cramer (former managing director of CNN International, TheAustraliansMedia section on January 27, 2005]
Lindsey Hilsum, qtd. In Frontline Club, http://frontlineclub.com/blogs/theforum/2010/05/lindsey-hilsum.html