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news. internal influences on news. the mission of journalism. representing the people “fourth estate” or watchdog on government Dana: “when every other bulwark is gone, the free press will remain the preserve of the liberties which we shall hand down to our children….

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news

internal influences

on news

the mission of journalism
the mission of journalism
  • representing the people
  • “fourth estate” or watchdog on government

Dana: “when every other bulwark is gone, the free press will remain the preserve of the liberties which we shall hand down to our children…

principles of journalism today
principles of journalism today

ASNE– principles:

  • information for general welfare
  • defending freedom of press
  • remaining independent
  • being truthful, accurate
  • refraining from bias
  • playing fair
pulitzer prizes
Pulitzer prizes
  • Pulitzer, journalism of exposure
  • public service: gunplay, floods, fish supply
  • explanatory reporting: Asian economic crisis
  • investigative reporting: voter fraud, federal housing for Native Americans
  • national reporting: sale of US technology to China
investigative journalism
investigative journalism
  • Seattle Times series on mistreatment of disabled, infirm and elderly.
  • Northwestern Univ. investigative journalism class.
  • Watergate – and the Washington Post.
journalism norms
journalism norms
  • non partisan
  • facts, not opinions
  • facts of interest to public
  • reliance on sources
  • for the good of society, self government
  • journalism of exposure
  • fairness, presenting “both” sides
every day news values
every day news values
  • 12 bakery workers at Sunshine Baking Co. in Ballard vote to strike; bakery will close tomorrow

2. UPS workers throughout the US have voted to strike; no UPS deliveries beginning tomorrow

news values
news values
  • President Bush gave the State of the Union address a few weeks ago

2. President Bush held an extended press conference this morning.

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news values
  • US House Speaker Dennis Hastert will talk tomorrow in Kane 120, saying US military defenses are too weak.
  • Professor G. Baldasty will talk tomorrow in Kane 120, saying US military defenses are too weak.
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news values
  • A mudslide smashed a house and killed a family of four near Hamburg, Germany, early this morning.
  • A mudslide smashed a house and killed a family of four in West Seattle early this morning.
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news values
  • 250,000 commuters got to their jobs safely this morning.
  • Nine persons were killed in a fiery five-car pile up this morning on I-5
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news values
  • 20 people picketed and then disrupted this morning’s City Council meeting, forcing police to clear the room and thus ending the meeting. Protestors angry about city payments in Nordstrom redevelopment.
  • 20 persons testified peacefully against the city payments in Nordstrom redevelopment.
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  • Seattle area residents caught up in tragedy of Indian earthquake. (Aid workers, tourists)
  • Seattle area residents working overseas.
ease of coverage
ease of coverage?
  • City council meeting, meets 7-10:30 p.m.
  • Poverty in Seattle (causes, consequences, what’s being done about it?)
preferred story
preferred story?
  • Video of fire that destroyed home of Bill and Melinda Gates
  • Gates neighbor describes fire (no video of the fire)
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news values

Impact, timeliness, prominence, source, proximity, bizarreness, conflict, currency, efficiency, personnel, TV v. print

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