Chapter 7 Media

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Chapter 7 Media
2013-03-21 17:12:20
Media Society

Media and Society Chapter 7
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  1. Partisan Press
    An early dominant style of American journalism distinguished by opinion newspapers, which generally argued one political point of view or pushed the plan of the particular party that subsidized the paper.
  2. Penny Papers
    Newspapers that, because of technological innovations in printing, were able to drop their price to one cent beginning in the 1830's, thereby making papers affordable to working and emerging middle classes and enabling newspapers to become a genuine mass medium.
  3. Human Interest Stories
    News accounts that focus on the trials and tribulations of the human condition, often featuring ordinary individuals facing extraordinary challenges.
  4. Wire Services
    Commercial organizations, such as the Associated Press, that share news stories and information by relaying them around the country and the world, originally via telegraph and now via satellite transmission.
  5. Investigative Journalism
    News reports that hunt out and expose corruption, particularly in business and government.
  6. Inverted pyramid style
    A style of journalism in which news reports begin with the most dramatic or newsworthy information answering who, what, where and when questions at the top of the story, and then trail off with less significant details.
  7. Interpretive Journalism
    Journalism that involves analyzing and explaining key issues or events and placing them in a broader historical or social context.
  8. Literary journalism
    News reports that adapt fictional storytelling techniques to nonfictional material; sometimes called new journalism.
  9. Consensus oriented journalism
    Found in small communities, newspapers that promote social and economic harmony by providing community calendars and meeting notices and carrying articles on local schools, social events, town government, property crimes and zoning issues.
  10. Conflict oriented journalism
    Fount in metropolitan areas, newspapers that define news primarily as events, issues, or experiences that deviate from social norms; journalists see their role as observers who monitor their cities institutions and problems.
  11. Underground Press
    Radical newspapers, run on shoestring budgets, that question mainstream political policies and conventional values; the term usually refers to a journalism movement of the 1960's.
  12. Newshole
    The space left over in a newspaper for news content after all the ads are placed.
  13. Feature Syndicates
    Commercial outlets or brokers, such as United Features and King Features, that contract with newspapers to provide work with well-known political writers ,editorial cartoonists, comic strip artists, and self-help columnists.
  14. Joint operating agreement
    In the newspaper industry, an economic arrangement, sanctioned by the government, that permits competing newspapers to operate separate editorial divisions while merging business and production operations.
  15. Newspaper chain
    A large company that owns several papers throughout the country
  16. Citizen Journalism
    A grassroots movement wherein activists amateurs and concerned citizens, not professional journalists, use the internet and blogs to disseminate news and information.