Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Chapter 5 Questions - Simon East

Chapter 5 Questions - Simon East

Ratings: (0)|Views: 1|Likes:
Published by Simon East

More info:

Published by: Simon East on Apr 02, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOCX, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Simon East  Media & Communications in Ministry  Semester 2 2010
Errington, W. & Miragliotta, N. (2007)
Media & Politics: An Introduction
. South Melbourne, Australia:Oxford University Press.
Chapter 5  Week 7  The Politics of Spin
283 words
(sorry, but didnt think I could fully answer them in less)
ow have governments in recent decades changed the ways in whichthey deal with journalists?
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... Journalists were there to present the facts andinform the public. But in a dark twist of fate, the relationship between journalists and politicianssomehow turned adversarial, approaching arch-enemies. Theres almost a sense that politiciansnow merely endure media presence in the name of freedom of the press/speech.In search of the next big story or money-driven controversy, journalists seem to hunt down anymorsel of bad news, a dark past, word-slips and out-of-context sound-bites that have earnt theirindustry a distrust. In response, politicians have had to become increasingly astute to themedias crafty methods to protect themselves from defamation and misrepresentation. Withsuch high-profile positions, it seems a natural decision to be trained in media relations andjournalistic interrogation.Some politicians definitely need a break from the media disparagement. And yet there areothers who could use more public accountability. I know of no easy solutions.
s there a need for governments to spend millions of dollars a year onadvertising?
I suspect the answer is no. But Im one to prefer being reasonably informed about thedirection our government is taking us, so I will generally research things myself (mainly using theweb) to check party websites, newspapers, blogs and opinion posts. I also dont own atelevision. So all the money spent on propaganda  especially on TV  seems wasteful. Evenmore so when its tax-payer funded.

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->