Sunday, September 15, 2013

Discussion Prep - Values in the News, 9/16

Hi everyone! Hope you're having a great weekend.
Here's your question to get ready for the discussion of "Values In the News" (Gans) tomorrow in section:

In Chapter 3 of Blur, we were introduced to the idea of News of Affirmation – partisan, opinionated, or filtered news which provides answers. Do you think that for these kind of news stations the values are different? Do other news stations that deliver different kind of news (news of verification, assertion, interest-group journalism, etc.) have different values? Do you think Gans was thinking of a particular type of news while observing these values?

A side note: I don't know about everyone else, but as I was reading through the values Gans believes exist in the news, I was trying to think of examples in recent news that supported or refuted them. This particular example was pretty funny, and actually supports the "altruistic democracy" value perfectly. If you guys found any other examples, funny or otherwise, feel free to bring them up tomorrow!
McCain playing poker on his iPhone during Syria hearing:

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