Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: MEDIA; Hearts, Minds and Satellites

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

MEDIA; Hearts, Minds and Satellites

It seems cnn is a head of the game in contrast to its competitors. “On Sept. 11, CNN was the only news network that already had correspondents in Afghanistan. Nic Robertson began reporting live within hours of the strikes”. I don’t see why fox wouldn’t use a tactic like this because it was successful indeed. I found it interesting how fox mocked cnn about their footage as well. “The images were said to be an exclusive look at bombs dropping on Kabul, captured by a videophone. In the newsrooms of CNN's competitors, there were titters. The pixilated CNN screen was compared to an Etch-a-Sketch”, I probably would have used it as well, as long as it portrayed the truth. Because as we learned visual pieces and footage have been proven to be the most liked and attracted the most attention there fore increasing viewers. I believe something is better than nothing. From my perspective I believe its all fair game between them. “Mr. Jordan's most aggressive move was to strike an exclusive deal with Al Jazeera, the Arabic-language network that has the only solid position in Taliban-held Afghanistan. That angered the other networks, which said CNN had put itself in a position to have the only clear pictures of the first United States strikes against Afghanistan”. Is this wrong? I think that they others would have done the same thing, and they could.
I don’t CNN will ever be as popular and get as much coverage as their glory days with the first gulf war, after all it was the only 24 hour news channel in that period, but its seems they now are more diligent and are using different tactics to get coverage.

2 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

CNN has a lot more competition today. it also put a lot more resources into covering the world than FOX and is arguably more objective than FOX. CNN's coverage will not satisfy either the right or the left. And that is a good thing. Even with 24 hour coverage of the news CNN cannot cover the news of the world adequately. But, if you use CNN in conjunction with the other major world news organizations you can arrive at a reasonable understanding of world affairs. Even this confusing war in Iraq.

4/24/2006 9:37 PM  
Blogger Tom Cavallo said...

it also seems fox is breeding a audience exclusivly for thier news i think this could have negative effects because relying on one source for anything isnt good. this cant be good for democracy

5/02/2006 11:58 PM  

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