COM 880: Videos
The Arab satellite network, al Jazeera, has been called the mouthpiece of Osama bin Laden. For another perspective, watch the documentary movie, Control Room (on YouTube in 9 parts). As you watch it, consider how Murphy's observations about embedded journalism apply.
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
On Tuesday, August 23, 2005, FOXNEWS.COM ran this story: "Robertson Calls for Chavez's Assassination." More recently, on Sunday, January 21, 2007, ran, "Chavez to United States: 'Go to Hell!'" Such enmity is unusually intense, but it has long historical roots, which are behind the inevitable conflicts of interests that confront the news media. For a more complete account, watch the documentary movie, The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (on YouTube in 8 parts). As you watch it, consider how Murphy's observations about embedded journalism apply.
In WIRED MAGAZINE: 16.12, Rex Sorgatz in his article, "Fake News Index: Charting the Media Parody Industry," writes about one of Hayes concerns at the intersection of media ethics and technology--fake news. Also known as satiric journalism and news parody, this media phenomenon further complicates our deliberative process over what is ethical behavior in the media. Have a look at some of the examples of fake news that Sorgatz offers:
1/2 Hour News Hour
Onion News Network
SNL's Weekend Update
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart