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International Media Communication
Journalism & Communication
Pages 8 (2008 words)
International Media Communication Table of Contents 1 Introduction 3 Background of the Story: President Obama’s Support of Same-Sex Marriage 4 4 The Portrayal of the Story in Fox News and The Guardian 5 Critical Review 7 Conclusion 11 11 References 12 Bibliography 15 Introduction Media channels such as the news media, especially those engaged in conveying facts related to the ongoing social, political, and industrial alterations and specifications, have been repeatedly criticized for their ideology of ‘giving voice to issues’.
With the free flow of information in the international arena, where the participants in the other countries now possess better accessibility to the facts and issues faced by the neighboring countries, the international media communication channels such as the news media are often criticized of being influenced by the socio-cultural and political biases or else raising the risk of ‘false consciousness’ and even ‘racial stereotyping’ (Barnhurst, 2005; Media Monitoring Project, 1999). Based on these aspects, the discussion henceforth will intend to illustrate and critically review two news stories presented from distinct ideologies by two international media channels, the Fox News of the United States and The Guardian of the United Kingdom. The stories have been selected based on the same issue, the recent support of President Mr. Barack Obama of same-sex marriages in the United States. ...
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