The World as Seen by the Major Media

Nice essay from Jay Rosen.  This bit, which he reprinted, is key:

uncensored-war

Basically, the inner sphere contains things the national press all agree (‘Americans are a force for good in the world.’).  The outer sphere contains those things the national press sees as areas of legitimate debate (and therefore thinks that everyone else also sees them as areas of legitimate debate).  The area outside the sphere?  Forget it.  The other key bit is that the press doesn’t do this consciously.

Go read Rosen’s essay.  It’s good.

Image found here.

Advertisements
Explore posts in the same categories: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: