The News Media

Here is the study guide for Week 6.



Key concepts:

  • Objectivity (in news reporting)
  • The public interest
  • The public sphere
  • Professionalism
  • Mechanisms for press censorship (market forces, stamp duties, libel, etc.)
  • Partisan & popular journalism
  • The penny press
  • The role of technological innovation in the development of journalism
  • The role of commerce in shaping news values
  • News norms
  • Inverted pyramid
  • Truth
  • The role of the news media: liberal pluralism vs. political economy
  • Ideology in news work
  • The propaganda model & news filters
  • News values & newsworthiness
  • News framing
  • The news net
  • Sphere of legitimate controversy
  • Hierarchy of credibility
  • News events

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