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Forum Post: OWS Media Coverage!

Posted 7 years ago on Dec. 1, 2011, 2:48 p.m. EST by ctejada811 (2)
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Hey, I am a college student doing a project on media coverage of the Occupy Wall St. protest. My thesis statement is: Although the protest are now being followed in the media (after about three weeks without coverage), all the broadcastin has not been positive, nor has the media given it full attention, I argue that this is due to the conglomerations of large companies run by the elites that control the media. What are your opinions on the topic? Do you think that there has been proper media coverage? Why or why not? Do you think that the coverage has been negative? Why was there such a delay in media coverage? Any opinions are welcome! Thanks in advance!

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[-] 1 points by ctejada811 (2) 7 years ago

What I was referring to when discussing media coverage was mostly local cable news channels such as cbs, abc, fox news, etc (cnn not included). I have seen a lot of violence on television and in my opinion what has mostly been said about the protest has been about evictions and police brutality. I have seen these news broadcast and at first was scared to visit the OWS site in Manhattan, until I finally worked up the courage to go. The experience I had was friendly and welcoming, and I never received that impression while watching local cable news channels. Sorry if I didn't make that clear, but I do appreciate the opinions and suggestions. Thank you very much!

[-] 1 points by ctejada811 (2) 7 years ago

thanks for your opinions! and the link

[-] 1 points by pandoras (56) 7 years ago

I actually think the coverage has been overwhelmingly positive. Journalists are definitely part of the 99% if we're talking about pay, and they're predominantly leftist. I'm not sure what you mean by "full attention" because obviously the world hasn't stopped turning because of OWS and the media has an obligation to give more attention to things that are actually changing people's lives. Case in point, the debt crisis in Europe, now more people seriously need to know about that and the media needs to give that more attention. I get pretty miffed whenever people complain about the media not highlighting an issue or whatever before it all blows up because, actually, most of the time they have but the majority haven't read it because they're too busy reading about Kim Kardashian. Just saying.

[-] 1 points by squarerootofzero (81) 7 years ago

I think many OWS supporters would agree. However, any proper research would require an open mind and let the facts dictate the outcome. Anyone can search out specific facts to prove a specific outcome. I would start by looking into the heads of the media corporations and research their political connections, ect. You might want to present both sides of the argument to show fairness. Since this is a politically charged debate you might not want to get into the specifics of those debates since opinions will be deeply divided. Do lots of research before you form your opinions it will be a lot more credible.