strategy

Newscasting

Description:
Reporting summaries of news events on radio or television by reading, playing audio or video tapes, displaying maps, graphs and charts, or any combination of these.
Context:
News reporting became important in the Second World War, and grew extensively with television. It is an important component of today's world that most people on Earth have daily access to some form of newscast.
Claim:
Newscasting, no matter how biased or fragmentary, creates a common pool of events, ideas and vicarious experiences among the entire contemporary human community.
Counter Claim:
1. Newscasting provides everyone with such a plethora of diverse and semi-analyzed information that the capacity to make responsible, informed decisions is overburdened.

2. Newscasting is so cast in the Western interpretation of history and of the world that no effective alternatives are available to the public.

Subjects:
Communication News
Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies