American Mass Media
This paper analyzes the conflict of mass media versus the individual ethics of journalism in relation to the War in Iraq.
# 101722 | 1,722 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Feb 29, 2008 in Communication (Journalism) , Communication (Mass Media) , Hot Topics (Terror and 9/11) , Philosophy (General) , Ethics (General) , Hot Topics (Iraq Wars)
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The paper examines the conflict between mass media organizations and the individual ethics of journalism through the sociological and philosophical views of Max Weber and Aristotle. The paper discusses the capitalistic tendency for mass media to control an "authoritarian" point of view favorable to the American interest in Iraq. The paper focuses on the issue of ethics regarding the lack of an individual's capacity to attain objective news coverage.
From the Paper:"The relative situation in Iraq one now see holds a great lack of overall research into individual perceptions of the War in Iraq, and why journalists tend to look at larger, more sweeping views on the conflict between Americans and Iraqis. In this manner, many mass media journalists seem to focus on the numbers of soldiers involved, the American governments reaction to the war, and other larger macrocosmic focuses that reflect an interest in an American perception, rather than the suffering of the native peoples who have to live through this war. During the coverage of the war, there are often American points of views that define the combat through American perspectives. For instance, journalist George Packer shows an Iraqi woman's point of view and why she wants to side with the Americans."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Aristotle. "Nicomachean Ethics." 2006. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 7 February, 2007. <http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html>
- Calhoun, Craig. Classical Sociological Theory. London: Blackwell, 2002.
- Goldberg, Bernard. Arrogance: Rescuing America from the Media. New York: Warner, 2003.
- Packer, George. "Letter from Baghdad: War After the War." 2003. New York Times Online. 7 February, 2007. <http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/031124fa_fact1_g>
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