Mass Communications Exam #1
- Texas Tech University
- Communications And Rhetorical Studies
- Communications And Rhetorical Studies 2300
- Mass Communications Exam #1
Last Modified: 2011-09-19
No one is compelled to talk to a reporter.
Reporters must report accurately.
Right to report is not as strict as others.
Wartime censorship/national security.
Help share public opinion.
Record history, help shape it.
Realize things they write/do effect millions.
1) Raised the question
2) Made criticism respectable
Authoritarian-use of a license
Libertarian-all people have access to public express-unbothered by government
Marxist- government owned
Social responsibility- open market place of ideas, government agency to enforce
Media sets agenda by lead story.
Channel Noise- redundancy
Semantic Noise- clearly defining audience (use simple words)
Stored Experience- research
Federal court- no right
State court- discuss shield laws
Shield laws- a reporter can deny the information they gathered
A. Whether it would be found the work taken as a whole appealing to purient interest.
B. Work depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct specifically defined by the applicable state law
C. Lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value
News about habits, religious beliefs, customers, dress, ideas regarding sex
TV has greatest impact
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