Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: CNN FROM FOLLOWERS TO LEADERS

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

CNN FROM FOLLOWERS TO LEADERS

"Despite aggressive attempts, CNN has not yet had a breakthrough comparable to its moment in Baghdad in 1991, when it was for some time the only television news network with clear camera shots of the city during United States bombing raids. MSNBC, Fox News and the three broadcast networks have been able to essentially match it in images from Afghanistan." In the last Gulf War Cnn were the leaders in the TV War New department and they followed tried to follow the rules of the pool report as better as they can. Most people at this time got most of their news by CNN. Now A liitle over ten years CNN has more compettition from other networks, and in the years their over seas reporting was becoming lax. This lead most of the CNN reporter to go back to the old time reporting and finding new ways to get an exclusive report that neither their competition had or the government wanted them to have. "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. The other networks grabbed the Al Jazeera signal when bombing began and CNN backed off from enforcing its agreement. "

1 Comments:

Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post.

CNN no longer has the monopoly on the news that it once had during the first Gulf War. That has made the Cable news business much more competitive. Has this competition improved the coverage? How does this television coverage compare with print?

5/07/2007 11:20 PM  

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