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Is todays news a truthful account of the days events Is it a blatant attempt to guide the readers reaction to keep interests high Or do entertainment corporations trying to make a profit overrun todays news Should there be certain standards of journalism in news today To answer these questions the reader must understand the definition of news Jack Fuller best defines news as a report of what a news organization has recently learned about matters of some significance or interest to the specific community that news organization serves Journalism in todays news is not the same as it was over half a century ago The reader can see this in Jim Squires statement that journalism even at its worst and most unfair once had as its goal a quest for accuracy and perspective that would eventually provide truth Whereas news itself is best defined best defined by the Hutchinson Commission on freedom of the pres in 1947 as a truthful comprehensive and intelligent account of the days events in a context which gives them meaning So what has happened to journalism today Journalism no longer seeks accuracy and fairness There are many fallacies in the basis of todays journalism Journalism today has the tendency to try and persuade the readers reaction It has become biased in this same sense Journalism concentrates more on the negatives than the positives It lacks the background information needed to better educate the reader making an opinion The entertainment industry has taken over control of some publications in order to influence readers and turn a profit The readers opinion becomes swayed by the impact of these tendencies as well as the writers own opinion of the situation stated in hisher report One example of the fallacies in todays news is the lack of background information given on the subject Very little background information is recorded which in turn does not inform the reader enough to make an
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