Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: Media , Hearts, Minds And Satellites

Monday, May 01, 2006

Media , Hearts, Minds And Satellites

In the Reading By Jim Ruetenburg, he explained the pressure of having to get a top story for your network during war, Particularly when you work for a news newtwork such as CNN. According to the reading , "There is intense pressure to win the story and be No. 1 with it, said a CNN domestic correspondent. " The new management at CNN explored all avenues to try to gain more viewership like adding new news anchors such as Paula Zahn and Aaron Brown. Apparently the moves that CNN have been making are working because the reading states that "CNN is drawing an average of 1.8 million viewers up from about 330,000 in august". The management of Cnn has also recongnized that more young people have tuned in to there network since the they have made these changes.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

What conclusions do you draw from this about the cable news coverage of the war? How does the emphasis on anchors and youth affect war coverage?

5/03/2006 10:13 PM  

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