Dissecting Local News

Posted by on May 12, 2006

Dissecting Local News

Thursday, May 25th, 7-9 pm
Temple University Center City
1515 Market St., Room 222
FREE and Open to the Public
For more information, contact the Media Tank office, 215-563-1100

Local Issues, Local Voices: A Media Monitoring & Education Project continues…

Local newscasts filled with crime, violence, sensationalized headlines and fluff stories. You know: If it bleeds it leads?

Is this your idea of the news you need? While TV stations are required to serve the public interest, there have been few means to hold them to those obligations. Investigative reporting, in-depth coverage, vibrant discussion, and diversity of viewpoints have steadily declined as corporate owners race for profits.

Media Tank is pleased to present a workshop with Dr. Robin Andersen from Fordham University who will explain how to dissect the local news and how to spot ?fake news? segments passing as news (also known as prepackaged video news releases).

We will also discuss some of the forces that drive decisions about local news content and begin thinking about ways people can organize to improve local news coverage (for more information on the organizing project, please read below).

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