Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Prestigious Source in News and Information

As we all may know, the New York Times has reached milestones in distributing reliable and resourceful information. Micheal Schudson's "The New Journalism" captures a very interesting theory on which kind of readers the Times may attract during the 19th century. He questions if its high status is a result of its respectability or because of the kind of readers it attracts. I believe both go hand in hand. Today, readers that are of a prominent position in work in our society, such as lawyers, doctors, professors, and especially businessmen gravitate mostly toward reading the times than any other newspapers. As a result, a decent assumption have been made by noting that high culture outranks popular culture in relationship to sales of this particular newspaper. The information that has been mounted, the details specified and the style of writing contributes to its respectability of course, but one can determine that high scholars are noted be great participants in its success by reading it on a daily basis.


At 10:00 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

Do we have a class division in the news media today? Does the elite media offer a different kind of news content than the mass media? What are the implications for democracy? Do these different types of journalism represent different demands for information? Different levels of education? Does it matter that so few Americans pay any attention to the hard news content offered in the elite press?


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