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

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Media; Hearts, Minds and Satellites

In reading this article by Jim Rutenburg, you get the sense that if not for September 11th, CNN would not be the news station that it once was and still is today. He explains that many people were on the verge of losing their jobs and that CNN was trying to get away from their old school image of just being a news reporting station and that they were on the verge of a change or a reformation from strictly a hard news station to a television station that was more about today and other things out their in the world like the culture, what's going on in Hollywood, technology and science to all go with the current times but the effect of September 11th was to great of an effect on everyone to ignore and made CNN realize what they are and what they are known for and that is being one of the top news stations in the past, present and future. It was the capturing of what looked like green explosions during one night in Kabul by a video phone that could describe CNN at the tiem and their change of heart. They were hoping to go in a different direction but when it came down to it, no matter the circumstances, they just couldnt' get away from what their best at and what they've done throughout their history and that is be one of the top news stations going right now.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A good post.

Yes, war has been good for CNN. On the one hand it is very expensive to cover the war, on the other ratings are up. Maybe not as much as Fox but still the crisis has revitalized CNN from its peacetime doldrums.

5/07/2007 11:11 PM  

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