Advertising vs Journalism

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According to Mahatma Gandhi, what should be the sole aim of journalism?

To serve

What is the term used to describe the behavior that rational people agree is considered normal in society?

News norms

What is the focus of the website Newspaper Death Watch?

Metropolitan daily newspapers

What are the two major truth strategies employed by journalists, as mentioned in the text?

Objectivity and transparency

Why does the decline of newspapers hurt democracy?

It affects the political system

What is the term used to describe the practice of keeping advertising influence apart from news judgment in journalism?

Evolving ethics

Which of the following best describes the relationship between advertising and journalism in local news environments?

Advertisers should be included as sources of information and opinion

Why is it a challenge for news organizations to be objective in a hyper-partisan media landscape?

News organizations are influenced by social media algorithms

What is the danger of misinformation, according to the text?

Misinformation is presented in bad faith

What is the role of journalists in the future?

To navigate information flows

What is the main challenge for local television news outlets?

Lack of resources for in-depth reporting

What is intermedia agenda setting?

The process of updating a story beyond what was published in the newspaper

What is the future of newspapers and digital news organizations?

To split themselves into two-headed monsters

What is the threat posed by tools like Google Analytics and Chartbeat?

They will direct newsrooms rather than the news information itself being the compass

What is the ability that people have in relation to being lied to?

To learn when they have been lied to

Study Notes

Journalism and Society

  • According to Mahatma Gandhi, the sole aim of journalism is to inform, educate, and inspire people.
  • Social norms are behaviors that rational people agree are considered normal in society, referred to as "social norms."

Online Journalism

  • The website Newspaper Death Watch focuses on the decline of newspapers.

Truth Strategies in Journalism

  • Two major truth strategies employed by journalists are naive empiricism and critical rationalism.

Impact of Newspaper Decline

  • The decline of newspapers hurts democracy because it reduces watchdog journalism, leading to a lack of accountability and transparency in government and society.

Journalism Ethics

  • The practice of keeping advertising influence apart from news judgment in journalism is called "church-state separation."

Advertising and Journalism

  • In local news environments, advertising and journalism have a symbiotic relationship, where advertising revenue supports journalism.

Challenges in Journalism

  • It is a challenge for news organizations to be objective in a hyper-partisan media landscape because of the pressure to conform to certain ideologies.

Misinformation and Journalism

  • The danger of misinformation is that it can lead to the erosion of trust in institutions and the manipulation of public opinion.

Role of Journalists

  • The role of journalists in the future is to be guardians of fact, truth-tellers, and providers of accurate information.

Challenges in Local Television News

  • The main challenge for local television news outlets is to maintain quality and independence in a rapidly changing media landscape.

Intermedia Agenda Setting

  • Intermedia agenda setting refers to the process by which the media sets the public agenda and influences public opinion.

Future of Newspapers and Digital News

  • The future of newspapers and digital news organizations is uncertain, with a need for innovative business models and adaptability to changing consumer habits.

Threats to Journalism

  • The threat posed by tools like Google Analytics and Chartbeat is that they can lead to the prioritization of clickbait and sensationalism over quality journalism.

Human Ability

  • Humans have the ability to detect deception, but it can be overcome by clever lies and misinformation.

Quiz: Test your knowledge on the relationship between advertising and journalism in local news environments. Explore the role of advertisers as sources of information and opinion, and the power they wield in influencing local businesses. Discover the ongoing debate surrounding this topic and see where you stand.

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