Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Second Front - Pool System

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Second Front - Pool System

In Second Front by John R. Macarthur, chapter one: Cutting the Deal focus on many different aspects but one that stand out the most is the Pool System. The author demonstrates how the media tries to be wise economically, for example out of a handful of reporters they may choose four which they will pay to go out and gather information and then return to share with everyone else. I personal this is good and then in a sense it can be bad. The good part may be that they do not have to worry about spending extra money on all the reports they will save a substantial amount of money they also don't have to worry about as many reporters being hurt. However, the bad part may be the it is unfair to the other reporters that won't get paid or get the experience.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

How does this affect the coverage of the war? Your post is about how this affects the reporters, but how does the pool system affect the quality and quantity of the information reaching the public?

4/05/2006 10:42 PM  

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