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Using examples, discuss the view that news and current affairs programming cannot be serious and keep an audience.

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Production: Theory & Practice News & Information II Using examples, discuss the view that news and current affairs programming cannot be serious and keep an audience. 'The First duty of the press is to obtain the earliest and most correct intelligence of the events of the time'. John Thaddeus Delane, editor, The Times 1852 News information has been manipulated for years, ever since World War two, when Hitler used newspapers to strengthen his position of dominance over the war, and the Americans manipulated the radio broadcasts by only allowing stories in their favour to be transmitted. This was a bias view of the current world events, and it worked in favour of the government in charge at the time. Today, news is not only determined by the government in charge, but also by the viewer. Many news channels are reluctant to say anything bad about the government, as they could be fined or even shut down for doing so. ...read more.

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The idea of the villain has become so popular that even heroic figures, are made to look evil, such as the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston divorce. Both of these celebrities are much loved, but they have recently decided to get divorced. They made each of them look villainous, by listing each others possible reasons why they were getting divorced. It is common knowledge that 4 in every 5 marriages ends in divorce, but none of them make the news. But just because of this couples background, it was splashed onto the front of every newspaper in the world. They felt it was entertainment to the public. This meant that real news stories were omitted or edited down so that we do not receive the full picture. 'Much of today's news has deteriorated into gossip, sensationalism and manufactured controversy'. President Richard Nixon, USA Currently, we have a Celebrity case in the trial stages, which has had the most news interest since the OJ trial. ...read more.

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Several hours of important evidence must have been omitted from the reconstruction. The network has decided to only show what it deems as entertaining. This means we are not getting the full picture. And our vision of the facts is incomplete. But can news broadcasts be truthful? Long trials such as this, have to be edited down in order to fit into the network schedule, and stories have to be omitted depending on there political relevance and how it might effect important parties involved with the running of the station (e.g. the sponsors). Material which is also considered graphic and too violent for TV must be excluded. Because of this, we will never get the full picture. As entertainment goes, the network has to keep us interested, and so will manipulate the stories THEY think are interesting, into becoming more visual and dynamic. Unless we are there in person, all news will be subjective to interpretation. The reporter, editor and producer all decide what to show the audience, and we are getting a bias view of the world events. President Richard Nixon quotes: http://www.tvnewslies.org/html/explanation.html Mary Mapes - Fired! http://www.mensnewsdaily.com/archive/s/stix/2004/stix121204.htm Code of Ethics http://library.thinkquest.org/17067/protect/nfamethics.html Objectivity http://library.thinkquest.org/17067/entertain/nfobjectivity.html ...read more.

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