of information presented on TV. Introduction The following term paper deals with the development of television from its early beginnings in the 1920s up to now. My attention focuses on the powers which influence what is shown on TV and the analysis of methods they use in order to manipulate the public opinion. Outlining the success story of this important means of mass media at the beginning of the first chapter, I will then explain the effects of globalisation on the TV market.
development of television .. p. 4 2. Globalisation of the TV market and its effects . p. 5 3. How legislation can influence the quality of journalism .. p. 6 4. How television can be abused . p. 8 5. Rupert Murdoch´s media monopoly and its effects on American television and society p.10 Conclusion p. 15 Bibliography . p. 17 Introduction
The Creel Commission provided themes for speeches by "four-minute men" at public functions, and also encouraged censorship of the American press. The Commission was so unpopular that after the war, Congress closed it down without providing funding to organize and archive its papers.