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Does the news reflect of construct reality The main concern of this essay is to look at the relationship between news media and reality Whilst debating whether the mediation by the news is in the form of a faithful reflection McQuail 1994 p65 of reality or a filtered screen McQuail 1994 that constructs a reality all of its own I intend to discuss - The concept of reality Without getting too philosophical The economic and political influences on news processes of production Questions around the content and form of ideology Generally reality is what most people assume exists independently of any concept or representation Grossberg 1998 p184 Its reality and thats it no questions asked Reality according to Fiske is a product of cultural codes 1987 p4 that is our social environment presents us with a collection of material facts that we can accurately perceive Grossberg 1998 p185 The notion that the material facts have to be collected is interesting It implies that a mediation between the public and reality has taken place someone somewhere had to decide what was to be collected and what was to be left Who gets to define the collection thus reality According to AJ Ayer the definition is the object of general agreement 1978 p67 A consensus about the state of things as they appear to be Although it has to be noted not everyone sees things in the same way surely this would create different realities or perceptions of The representation of this empirical reality is the objective of social institutions such as The Family via the process of Primary Socialisation The State via Legislation The Education system via forms of Secondary Socialization eg The National Curriculum Etc Although comparatively new it could be argued the most influential The Mass Media Noted by Grossberg et al the mass media are perhaps the most important producers of meaning and the
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