Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The monopoly is a memory

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

The monopoly is a memory

In 1991, CNN became a powerful news network during the Gulf War. At this time CNN was the only real news network, now Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and a few British News stations has started. Recently, the Arab world has started a couple of their own news networks works, one of then being called Al - Jazeera.

Al - Jazeera has been considered very controversial in many ways. Many Middle Eastern countries and Washington has been very upset with the network. Viewers have stayed loyal but many leaders of the world will not support the network. The viewers also see the network as objective to most subjects. BBC network as also been gaining a good deal of viewers and is now seen on U.S. Television and heard on U.S. radio. With nations having their own news networks other nations such as, France are considering creating their own networks.

CNN once ruled the new network air ways but now with technology and so many different opinions is the world their monopoly of cable news is now over. Not only is CNN not number one outside the U.S., they aren't even constantly number one in the U.S. anymore.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

So, CNN has competition and viewers have more options around the world. Does that mean that coverage of the war has improved since 1991? How many Americans do you suppose are turning to sources like the BBC for their war news? If the international audience has other options then the American news media will no longer be as powerful a force for shaping world opinion.

5/03/2006 11:38 PM  

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