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When I hear the word “media” I initially think of news journalism, mainly our local news outlets whether that is TV, radio, print, or internet. News journalism is everywhere, whether it is local, national, or international broadcasted. There is the morning, afternoon, and nightly news, as well as news on print and news websites. I walk into the health club and there are 7-10 flat screens with at least half of them on a national news stations and within those news channels are news tickers at the bottom of the screen scrolling the “breaking News”. News stations even now have phone applications, which is essentially news at your finger tips 24 hours a day 7 days a week. News is everywhere we look, it just depends on if you want to acknowledge it.
I feel that the majority of news journalism is biased, as well as a one sided storytelling production, and the relevance of the true story might have nothing to do with the story itself creating a fabricated illusion brought to you by a news broadcaster.
It is hard to find news journalism that is not biased. It is broadcasted by a single station with certain views, whether those views are religious, political, or racial; that is reported by one news reporter with their own biases towards the story or overall issues. “No matter how much a person tries to be impartial and just report the facts, their life experiences will color their views and their choice of words”. (Dieter, VP 1).
News today is based on story telling rather delivering the facts pertinent to the story. Irrelevant facts are mixed into the story creating this over dramatic event that has been spun into an elaborate story. News journalism has adapted its techniques from 19th century novelists. By creating ...


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...uential.  People wake up and turn on the news or pick up the morning paper.  They watch or read the latest news stories, dress appropriate for the upcoming days weather, or make important financial decisions based on current stock rates.  People make decisions on what they see or read in the news possibly affecting their everyday life.
I have a love, hate relationship with news journalism. I love watching the news, I find it interesting, and I think that it is important to know what is going on in the world we live. But at the same time I hate it. It can be deceiving, and manipulating. Any news journalism is going have some sort of one sidedness, biasses and an over dramatic story lines, that is what gets ratings. It is up to the viewers to be informed and to be able to filter out the “fillers” and get as close to the validity and relvance as possible.





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