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 have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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