News Processing Models Persuasive Essay by BlueNOVA

News Processing Models
This paper looks at the media and news processing models and discusses the Internet as a news processing model.
# 103509 | 1,415 words | 11 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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In this article, the writer points out that people's choice of a news source predominantly depends on their need to make functional decisions in real time. In order to expand a person's ability to solve basic societal problems in a shorter time frame, people have developed a reliance on journalists, among other skilled professionals, to sift through their extensive information ecology and process it for them. The writer notes that the transition from newspaper to television and the future transition from television to the Internet, depends entirely on the success in sifting through the consumer's information ecology. The writer maintains that in its most successful form, the Internet solves many of the issues both television and newspapers have confronted as popular media systems. The writer concludes that by maintaining the textual and visual aspects available in previous media systems, while affording the consumer a higher level of control over the news, the Internet will replace television and newspaper as the popular media system.

From the Paper:

"Danielewski would argue that to understand where Internet news is going, we simply need to look at how television is reinventing itself. Television today is becoming more personalized, just as it influenced theater. News is now available on multiple channels, each with very specific audiences. A diverse and more complete presentation of reality is presented, through photos, streaming text and diagrams. Additionally, the newly popular recordable video feature available through several cable companies makes news timeless. A viewer is able to not only come back and watch or re-watch an event, but they are also able to fast forward through parts they don't want to see."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Auslander, P. Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture. (pp. 1-61).
  • Buchanan, J. (2002). Politics as Tragedy in Several Acts. (pp. 1-9).
  • Danielewski, M. Of Leaves. (pp. 139-144).
  • Hindman, E.B. (2005). Jayson Blair, The New York Times, and Paradigm Repair. (pp. 225-241).
  • Lang, A. (2000). The Limited Capacity Model of Mediated Message Processing. (pp.5-29).

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