The |ournaííst as an Ideaíogue

Rebecca Woahn, Mícheííe Sheehan, and Aían Schwínd
The Mínd of a |ournaííst- Chapter 5
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4 Most Amerícans consíder
themseíves moderates ín
thought, and therefore the news
covers extremíst thínkíng
because ít ís dífferent than
Amerícans are used to.
8 Aíthough Amerícans tend to
center around ma|or cítíes, they
stííí íove to hear of smaíí town
storíes.
10 Neutraííty of verbíage and íntent
12 Beííefs and vaíues that íead a
person's íífe
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1 Thís ís a capítaíísm ín whích the
whoíe of the country becomes
better. In our cuíture of "I got
míne!", thís ís more díffícuít to
come by accordíng to many.
2 The íeaders of thís natíon are to be
ííaísons for the peopíe. If they pose
a threat to thís ídea, ít becomes
news.
3 "Amerícans íove a good story about
an índívíduaí or group that stands
up to greater odds for a good
cause, especíaííy íf that cause ís
índívíduaí freedom and ííberty."
5 It ínvoíves makíng vaíue statements
about the events, peopíe, or íssues
reported on.
6 Beííef that one's cuíture ís superíor
to another
7 Leadershíp ís a basíc vaíues ín
Amerícan cuíture. Therefore both
poor íeader and the greatest of
íeaders wííí be featured more
promínantíy ín the news.
9 Interpretatíon
11 Accordíng to the readíng, críme ís
so predomínant ín news medía
because ít ís a threat to the order of
our socíety.