No news is good news: what you see and what you don't get to see / Syed Alwi Shahab

Shahab, Syed Alwi (2008) No news is good news: what you see and what you don't get to see / Syed Alwi Shahab. Journal of Media and Information Warfare, 1. pp. 169-176. ISSN 1985-563X


Spreading the truth is certainly not the first commitment of the news system. The news is supposed to tell us accurately about the world beyond our view, but what it does is to give a distorted account of the world beyond our view. Why is this the case? Why is truth least uppermost in the selection of news stories? What kind of warp is there to the news? What does the circulation of this sort of material do for the society it is supposed to serve and inform? What is the real function of the news? This paper will explore and discuss such questions.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Shahab, Syed AlwiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics > Truthfulness and falsehood
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > Communication. Mass media
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Journalism. The periodical press, etc. Press > Attribution of news. Reporters and reporting
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Communication and Media Studies > Centre for Media and Information Warfare Studies (CMIWS)
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Media and Information Warfare
Journal: UiTM Journal > Journal of Media and Information Warfare
ISSN: 1985-563X
Volume: 1
Page Range: pp. 169-176
Item ID: 13666
Uncontrolled Keywords: News; Media; Information; Truth


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