10 Tactics Corporate Media Talking Heads Use to Woo and Win You Over

KMGN: This is an excellent piece and helped settle me on how I view the news media, visual and written, though I do tend to give written news media more of a leeway than visual.

Challenging the Rhetoric

how-media-lies-psychology IMAGE SOURCE: institutoliberal.org.br

By Cheri Roberts, of Challenging the Rhetoric and Cheri Speak

Modern media, in it’s many forms, has one purpose for their product; consumption and we are the consumers. It is media’s job to sell you; first and foremost, on their brand of media while nudging you away from their competitors. This is not much different then any other business model however, media was never meant to be a business. It was meant to inform for the public for the greater good.

In 59 B.C. the first newspaper — called Acta Diurna (latin for  Daily Acts or Daily Public Records), was published in Rome. Carved into wood or stone, verdicts and outcomes of legal issues were publicly posted to inform the city’s citizens. Soon the “Acta” was a source for important news as well as announcements of births, marriages and other happenings. Etched at the end of each text was the saying,  “publicare et…

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About Henrietta Handy

I am a Kentucky mountain girl far from home, perhaps far from the girl years. I am an aspiring writer with a wonderful husband who puts up with this writing and reading addiction I have. He also puts up with all of the yarn and knitting. I have four canine children and a ton of friends I love dearly. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 2 1/2 and have still managed to have a good life despite all the pain. So, I invite you to join me in this journey and just possibly have fun along the way.
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