This week both the NPR podcast, Political Discourse, and the summary of, The Moral Order of the Suburb discuss social distance and discourse. The podcast focuses more on sensationalizing political comments and opinions, while summary discusses the prevalent idea of moral minimalism in suburban life.
What makes you want to watch the news? Is it the credibility and trustworthiness of the reporter, the emotion the story holds, or the logic and evidence the channel you are watching uses to get their point across? No matter what news channel you are watching, the reason you are watching is probably one the three listed above. These three things are actually all connected in a triangle called the “Rhetorical Situation”, where each is equally important and used in argument enhancement. The goal of my paper is to is to explain how, why, and when news channels like CNN, MSN, and FOX NEWS, use the three modes of persuasion to sell an argument.
From the beginning of time when humans started fighting wars regardless of the reasoning leaders discovered how important propaganda and the public’s opinion of why they were fighting the war. If the nation’s leaders believes in why they are fighting a war the Country willbe more likely to give their support and motivated to stay in the fight for the long haul. Edward R. Murrow, former reporter for CBS once said, "We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason if we remember that we are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were, for the moment unpopular." A delicate balance exists between
Rhetoric is a powerful tool used in today's society. It can be positively used in such ways as refuting an argument with prose and articulation. However, rhetoric can also have a negative connotation. Rhetoric is the art of persuasive speaking or writing. In relation to politics, the term rhetoric is almost exclusively negative. In regards to rhetoric in the media, it can be very influential to the audience. It is important to be able to recognize negative impacts of rhetoric so that the mind is not easily persuaded with misconception. One of the negative effects of persuasion through the media is racial stereotyping. This research paper aims to acknowledge and debunk racial stereotypes. Due to negative uses of rhetoric in the media, racial stereotypes are done unintentionally, can harm one's self image, and can reinforce prejudices.
Joining the newspaper discourse community was one of the greatest achievements in my high school career and that was only possible by gaining intellect about the community, securing my place on the team by proving myself, and by continuing to learn from my experiences.
"You don 't get the chance to make America great by getting rid of everything that made America great,” Stated by Hillary Clinton during her campaign rally in St. Louis, Missouri to attack candidate Donald Trump from his previous diverse rhetoric. Political Rhetoric has been very popular in today’s society. Politics use this as a platform to criticize other candidates about important points that are essential to the United States and its citizens. Not only does others believe that political rhetoric is out of control but it is a negative form of art. During election time, the media and the internet are critical for candidates because it gives them easy access to the younger audience. Although social media is enormous in today’s society, this is the best way for young voters to make their voices heard. Scott Keeter a research analyst and exit poll analyst for NBS News stated that “Young voters have given the Democratic Party a majority of their votes, and for all three cycles they have been the party’s most supportive age group” (Keeter, 1). According to U.S. Census Bureau over the course of time the rate of younger voters “Dropped from 50.9% percent in 1964 to 38.0 percent in 2012” (U.S. Census Bureau, 2).However, the media continue to evolve with modern society. I believe that rhetoric such as visual political rhetoric helps the youth to get more involved with the political arguments while being educated and entertained at the same time.
The discourse community of broadcast journalists is a broad community, but can be narrowed down to smaller groups. As a discourse community journalist come in as novices, but carry the opportunity to ascend in their profession, to become an anchor for a national news network. The fundamental goal of journalists is to educate the public with events that take place daily, both domestically and internationally. With this fundamental goal at hand, news networks run astray, to where they begin to host biased opinions, with means to draw in a certain audience. These biases are presented by the networks reflect a political bias, religious bias, and social bias that can impact the facts of the story
When watching or listing to a baseball game you can tell that the broadcasters are very knowledgeable about the sport, each team, players, etc.. However, this is something that just doesn’t happen over night since the complexity of this specific genre system inside the broadcasting discourse community. Remember that certain criteria of discourse communities according to novelist John Swales, “A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common public goals” (Swales 220). These public goals can be achieved by genre systems. That’s why there has to be a lot of preparation by both the broadcasters and even more from those that work behind the scenes for the team to make this genre system function properly inside the broadcasting discourse community.
* Instead of focusing on one particular target segment (18 to 35 year-old male gamers with above average-education and high degree of comfort with new technology) further target segments should also be focused (e.g. women, children, occasional gamers and non-gamers). Some of the further customers require games which are easy to play because they have a low degree of comfort with new technologies. Furthermore some of them don’t want to invest a significant amount of their time to learn and play these games because of their busy lives.
As my analysis has pointed out, the NBC news article is more neutral in presenting the selection of people interviewed included, factual information and rhetorical appeals using pathos while the Fox news article focuses on preserving their bias views on Dylann Roof’s sentencing and biasedly focused on including distracting information, victim’s testimony only and using rhetorical appeals. I chose Fox news as my more bias source because in the past Fox has been the subject of several controversies and allegations of bias reporting. In contrast, NBC news has been mentioned as a more neutral source in reporting news and remaining impartial in reporting. Based on the bias I uncovered in the Fox news article, I can merely see the comparison within
The release of the next-generation gaming consoles has left the gaming industry is in frenzy. With so much demand for the consoles it feels as though people are ready to give away their legs to get either the PlayStation 4 or the X-Box One. With two of these monstrous gaming devices available, the decision to just choose just one console seems to be, for some, a life and death decision. Many people, as a result of not conducting the proper research, fail to realize how easy of a decision this is. In this much anticipated console race, the PlayStation 4 has a clear advantage over the X-box One and as a result, it is the console that consumers should look to buy.
In Australia, the media both reports and interprets events that occur worldwide. Reporting in the media provides a direct factual account of the events that take place. While, interpreting events demonstrates that the media can instil meaning and value, therefore, providing beliefs and opinions towards the public. As society keeps changing so do new ways of providing and delivering news. There is an ever-growing change from traditional media to new media. With these two media platforms playing a major role in our society, especially the way they influence government and political participation. However, progressively there in todays community there becomes many challenges faced with the old aspects of media. The phenomenon of 24-hour news has
Comparing two newspaper articles, one from a tabloid and one from a broadsheet will convey the different techniques that tabloids and broadsheets use to present stories. Media in general, aim to inform and interest the audience which consist of many different types. Diverse emotions and ideas are created by the media; foremost tabloids. Tabloids are papers like ‘The Sun’, ‘The Mirror’, ‘The Daily Mail’, ‘The Express’ and ‘The Star’. In contrast to these are broadsheets like ‘The Times’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Daily Telegraph’. Broadsheets are often known as the ‘quality press’ being more informing and formal in the manner they convey information and news stories.
Mass media is a media intended for a large audience. It may take the form of broadcast media, as in the case of television and radio, or print media, like newspapers and magazines. Internet media can also attain mass media status, and many media outlets maintain a web presence to take advantage of the ready availability of Internet in many regions of the world. Some people also refer to it as the “mainstream media,” referencing the fact that it tends to stick to prominent stories which will be of interest to a general audience, sometimes ignoring controversial breaking news. Many people around the world rely on this form of media for news and entertainment, and globally, it is a huge industry.
Given the focus of my internship, my primary duties revolved around the promotional aspects of the tabloid. Tabloids by definition must generate heat (buzz) as well as provide light (information) on the news. I was charged with supporting the planning, realization, control and optimization of several advertising campaigns for continuing features on politics, sport, and celebrity gossip. The 'product' we were selling was information, a particular kind of information. We had to convince members of the public that the content we were disseminating was of worthy of their time and money. People usually buy tabloids as impulse buys when they are walking past a news kiosk on the way to work or on their way home. Creating a single, gripping headline or