news room culture
"Freedom of the
press is guaranteed only to those who own one."
"The reality is that it is increasingly less
realistic to expect commercial broadcast outlets to effectively serve two
masters: the student and the corporate bottom line." -
"What were once legitimate news programs now fill
our minds with stories about criminals.
Dateline NBC and 48-Hours are
prime examples." - John Kozy
"Most of what we, the audience, thinks is news is
just PR that is pitched to program producers by the publicity department of an
entity with a vested interest in seeing that person or idea promoted." - Nancy
Television news is driven by questions such as,
"Can we get good video of this?" "Is it dramatic?" "Will it draw an audience?"
It's not impossible to
produce serious, quality journalism when those conditions are always on your
mind, but it's difficult. The reality is that people in the US get most of
their information about politics and policy from television, and they get fed a
lot of propaganda in the process." - Sheldon Rampton
journalistic news room culture determines the basic nature of a story before
the facts are assembled.
Just as theorists develop a working hypothesis
before collecting data, journalists formulate the frame of a story before
they interview anyone, read a document, or collect any other facts.
young reporter writes an expose, but the editor says, "I don't think we're
going to run that." The second time the reporter goes to her editor, the editor
says, " I don't think that's a good idea." She doesn't research and write the
story. The third time the reporter has an idea. But she doesn't go to her
editor. The fourth time she doesn't get the idea." - Nicholas Johnson, formerly
The changing economic structure of the television
networks has eroded newsroom values. Where once a culture committed to great
journalism flourished, a culture dominated by MBAs and financial accountability
has taken its place.
One of the many byproducts of news consultancy on
the news industry has been the decreased time spent by news programs on each
This emphasis on condensation and brevity is a very subtle, but
very real form of censorship in that only accepted
will be broadcast.
Accountability to shareholders has replaced
accountability to democracy and the citizens it serves.
"The realities of journalism don't involve just facts,
for if they did, computers would replace journalists. Journalism always
involves choices choices among subjects, treatment, words. As a result,
the claim of objective reporting functions simply to camouflage what is in fact
a value laden activity. It is not only the readers who are misled by the claim.
The journalists too can be blinded by their own cover." -
Vladimir Vladimirovich Pozner, Soviet propagandist and son of Vladimir
Pozner was chief engineer of the European branch of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in
Paris in 1938 and in 1943 headed the Russian Section of the film department of
the US War Department. Vladimir Aleksandrovich Pozner was identified as a
Soviet spy by the Venona Project and corroborated by the Mitrokhin Archives
after the fall of the
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