Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Crawls March Across Tv Territory

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Crawls March Across Tv Territory

In this article by Farhi, it talks about tv news channels. When the war first started i remember that in order to get the mail they wnated people to wear gloves becuase of anthrax contamination. Another huge issue that was going on war the Terror threats. There were alsways terror alerts on tv and having cops on bridges and sub ways making sure taht everyone would be safe. Although i think by having cops everywhere and terror alerts on the tv everyday could drive someone to feel unsafe alone. The crawl is another thing that tv does now a days. While watching the news and hearing them talk about one thing at the bottom of the screen they are giving others news as well. " There's so much on this story in a given day, and not enough screen for it". They want to cram in as much information that they can possibly give. Even if they have a guest speaker on talking about one issue they have the ticker going on to be able to let people see other news. On CNBC they have the stock market average for the day as well on the bottom of the screen. This could be a huge impact on CNBC now a days becuase people dont want to always look at the newspaper so they can flip to this channel and at the bottom of the screen see how their stock done. I think this is a great way for people to choose their channel over the others.

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

The crawls and other graphics certainly make for a busy screen. Doe the information added lead to a greater understanding of the world? Or, as some critics suggest: more viewing, less knowledge? More stimulation does not always lead to enlightenment on the issues.

5/02/2006 12:08 AM  

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