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GTI: Media in America
Transcript of GTI: Media in America
Magazines The Bible is the
in the US
and the world Privately owned
Once the primary source of news, info, marketing, and entertainment.
Funded by ads (classified), subscriptions, sales Major "national" magazines: Time, Newsweek, US News and World Report
Weekly, monthly, quarterly
Interest magazines: almost any topic Radio Entertainment for families
Source of news and info
"War of the Worlds" 1938 "Free" radio is supported by ads
National Public Radio (donations from listeners and grants)
Types of stations (pop, rock, hip-hop, jazz, classical, talk)
Subscription (satellite, HD, Internet)
Arbitron: radio reaches 94% of people 12 and older Television Network television Cable/satellite television Is online media replacing traditional media?
Hulu.com vs. television
NYTimes.com vs. New York Times newspaper
Pandora radio vs. AM/FM radio stations Journalism
"News media" Freedom of the press is guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Free from institutional regulation
"Fourth Estate" -> government watchdog
Govt. data is public property except in the case of national security AARP Magazine was the most circulated in 2010 according to the Magazine Publishers of America No overarching body that regulates/certifies/accredits journalists Many professional organizations:
Ex. Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ):
“To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.
It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.” Issues MSM vs. blogs -> Internet vs. print publications (decline in newspapers)
Media consolidation: major corporations run much of the media (including news) in the country
Journalism as a business: reliance of advertising/ratings in order to be profitable
Quality control: "citizen journalists" and "one-man bands" Entertainment Media 2.5 million Americans jobs are supported by the motion picture and television industry in all 50 states
The American motion picture industry carries a positive balance of trade around the world and a $13.6 billion trade surplus. Issues Piracy and bootleg music, movies, video games, and TV shows Source: MPAA