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"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."

AJ Liebling

"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." - Orville Schell

"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 Snow

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

Traditional 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.

"A 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 FCC commissioner

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 story.

This emphasis on condensation and brevity is a very subtle, but very real form of censorship in that only accepted conventional wisdom 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 Aleksandrovich Pozner*.

(Vladimir Aleksandrovich 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 USSR.)

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