In the book, the author inform how effective is the lawsuit or criminal prosecution to help resolve police brutality. As a failure, it has been explained about how it wo... ... middle of paper ... ...p win the police leadership and policing policies Rutkin, Aviva. "Policing The Police." New Scientist 226.3023 (2015): 20-21. Academic Search Premier.
These types of practices are clearly detrimental to the advancement of those who have been handicapped by the ignorance of the past. In the first part of the paper we examine the effects of the rise of local news, charting specific studies geared toward presenting its damaging effects. The second section of the paper is comprised of cases documenting apparent discriminatory treatment of minorities in the criminal justice system. Racial cues about crime that have been embedded into the minds of the public lead to unfair cynicism about suspects based on race. Practices such as police corruption aimed at minorities highlight this portion of the paper.
Firstly I will be discussing the role of the media in constructing knowledge about crime. I will begin by explaining why the media is important, and go further to explain that media representations construct knowledge of crime and since knowledge about crime is constructed it does not necessarily capture reality in fact crime stories are often sensationalised. I will then link this to my central argument that the media shapes people’s perceptions of crime and how this is important as it can lead to changes in the law. I will then explain what it is that the public or society needs to be aware of when reading and watching media reports about crime. We need to be aware of bias and moral panics that are created by the media and how the media shapes or influence’s public perception through this, it is important for us to be aware of misleading or false crime stories so that we are not swayed by the media in believing what they want us to believe.
The purpose of the news framing is able to identify based on the framing loc... ... middle of paper ... ...s point, the alternative information is able to delegitimize mainstream media contents or fail to show its power as trusted and reliable information. The journalism duty is more than reporting news. The journalist also frame and interpret news in order to shape public opinion. The journalism is also tied by several values. This paper has showed how a notable media due to media ownership affair loses its objectivity by framing its publication toward a rape case by a poet toward a university student.
They claimed that they were scared and felt they might have been attacked or even killed (88). This is a legitimate excuse in a white American society that perpetuates negative images of African Americans. Whites have come to believe that their life is in danger every time they’re confronted with a black person and that some how their life is worth more than a black person’s life. Their fear and their bias is a manifestation of a deep-rooted media bias that anything black is bad and anything white is pure and good. This media bias has also been illustrated in the Susan Smith cas... ... middle of paper ... ...image we have seen, read, heard and ultimately come to believe of Malcolm X which is far from the truth.
The problem with not understanding the full truth behind a story and publishing un researched facts can lead to hurting someone’s reputation or cause the public to not trust a writer or their company. An ethical principle that could be applied here, as a solution to this problem regarding social media and the negative effects it has on journalism is to seek truth and report it. “Journalists should be honest, fair and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting information (SPJ, 1996).” This ethical solution relates to the problem at hand regarding the negative effects of social media because the information taken from social media is most of the time made up and it is hard to know whom to trust when finding the true facts to a story. If journalists make more of an effort to research the story they will be able to gain the correct information instead of trusting social media sites and their users for information. This will show that the journalists who produce real information are more credible and reliable sources.
The escalating sensationalism and violence that the media embellishes to is what Masters argues to be, what the public want, “the massage is hard to avoid: [the public] want blood, their own blood”. This is one of his major concerns, as a journalist, he wants to illuminate the factors that establish modern journalism, the condescending truths and untruths that deliver entertainment over morals. Chris Master incorporates the ‘duty of journalists [as] to reshape information and get that information to the public’, while this is important and periodically essential, it is his broad knowledge tells us that ‘the best journalism is the journalism to challenge the orthodox, respectfully challenge the public opinion and occasionally deliver bad news’(pg 5). While this is almost evident in Masters’ book, but the fact he did not deliver these stories that seem perfectly fit for ‘today’s journalism’ he attains a kind of benevolence, and consideration for his subjects. As seen in his anonymity, which shows the reader how it is not worth the social and media torment of the journalistic process.
“Power is the ability to define reality and to have other people respond to your definition as if it were their own (Nobles).” People fail to see responsible journalism as a crisis because it is so convenient to have news media make up your mind for you. The foundation of our personal philosophies stems from irresponsible journalism through the major news sources we consume, the exposure to less responsible entertainment, and the biased reporting enforcing negative stereotypes. First, let’s delve into our first claim: The foundation of our personal philosophies stem from irresponsible journalism through the major news sources we consume. The focus here are the news sources we consume and how it is the foundation of our personal and political ideologies. The majority of our personal and political philosophies are a snowball effect from the major news sources we consume.