However, there is an advantage from incorporating the current issues in today’s society into entertainment. It has allowed a broader audience to be involved in news topics. Ostrow(2016) states that Saturday Night Live has “successfully blurred the lines between news and entertainment, with its political parodies serving as a news source for younger viewers who traditionally don’t watch TV news”.The younger generations have been a large percentage of the viewers of these types of shows. Hopefully, they are able to recognize that most of what they are watching are just jokes and will try and discover the actual truth behind the issues. Though the inaccuracies in these shows are deeply alarming and might be detrimental to the public’s overall impression of the world today, it does shine a light on the actual problems that we do indeed
How is propaganda used in political speeches? Language is considered to be a very strong tool for conveying ideas and communicate with different people. All of us definitely use language for different purposes but the way it is used to express oneself is said to be quite effective and should be looked forward. Propaganda is a part of public speaking, where the writer/narrator tries to influence the audience with emotion or deceptive logic. It mainly emphasizes on false or just one part of the situation used by the political leaders.
Looking at the techniques used by the media one may understand how this statement is given substance. Wolfsfeld et al (2008:402) mentions that the news media employ a number of techniques that enable the organisation of the public during conflict. The first technique that can be identified is in the notion that news media leans towards to be culturally ethnocentric (Wolfsfeld et al 2008:402). Wolfsfeld et al (2008:402) explains that this means society views the world and other cultures through the perspective of “one’s own ethnic group” and goes further in insinuating that these cultures reject others who are culturally
This would obviously mean that a majority of those people watch daily television shows that include ‘Reality TV’. The controversy of reality shows actually being “real” or not is widely debated around the world. To this date, people’s lives are getting influenced by these shows every time they watch them. Probably because the shows are known as “reality” shows and this convinces the viewers that they are indeed, real! This is an important issue as the new generation watching reality television will believe that everything they see on their TV screens, is real life.
Adichie gave examples of how people can reach conclusions so quickly just by knowing one side of the story. Adichie discusses to her audience how misjudgment can be tricky and easy to do but she also explains to her audience that they should learn more about a certain story than to only knowing one side of it. Chimamanda believes that when telling a story; always talk about the failures and the success of it, not to choose one side. And in this case, people will always have different understandings about a certain story. Also Adichie explains to her audience how culture can define one’s identity.
Concept 7.1 Definition of News According to Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary, news is reports of recent events that appear in newspapers or on television or radio. The functions of news are to inform, educate and also entertain people about what is currently happening around them. 7.2 News Headlines According to Swan (2005: 211), headlines are the short titles above news reports. Headlines should represent the main idea and the most important parts of the news in brief. The function of headlining is complex because headlines have to contain a clear, succinct and if possible intriguing message, to kindle a spark of interest in the potential reader, who, on average, is a person whose eye moves swiftly down a page and stops when something catches his attention as what Crystal (1969: 174) has stated.
All journalists have their own views, and yet, to deliver comprehensive and authoritative coverage of news and current affairs, they must rise above their own personal perspectives. Only by reflecting the diversity of opinion fairly and accurately can we hope to offer a true picture of what is really happening.» (Brewer, 1) Do people really need objective information? The most popular stereotype of impartial journalism is that impartial journalism is a profession. That means exercising a skill that 's separate from personal beliefs. Doctors may not like their patients ' politics, but they don 't kill them in the operating room.
In this paper, I am going to explore the concept of truth in the light of the Correspondence Theory by identifying its major strengths and weaknesses. The correspondence theory is the one that most people would more likely rely on or agree about, but it contains plenty of problems or non-answered questions. According to Pecorino (2000) “The theory is based on the belief that a proposition is true when it conforms to some fact or state of affairs. While this theory properly emphasizes the notion that propositions are true when they correspond to reality, its proponents often have difficulty explaining what facts are and how propositions are related to them.” What do you find appealing or discouraging about Coherence Theory? One of the main features of this theory is that "truth” consists
The younger people using social media should not just trust the first article they read about a situation and they should use their logic when they read articles – in order to not just believe any nonsense they read. They can start following well respected and news accounts that are not known for being biased or posting fake news. The young ones can also only take those trusted news accounts’ articles as factual and share them – disregarding the other ones their friends share to them. They can use fact checking websites to see whether the article shared with them or that they see on their feed is factual and
Sophie Hannah February 27, 2017 Period 2 Synthesis Question: Political Language Language is the basis of all human communication. We act as a result of processing information, which we can only do by using language. The language we hear and use in our everyday lives influences us and helps to shape each of our opinions. If the language we hear and read is corrupt and misleading, it will corrupt and mislead our thought processes.Language with good intent should be supported, but any language whose intent is to hide the truth and confuse people should be minimized or controlled. Language is used in many different ways in today’s world, with two examples being PC and political language.