Autobiography of Malcolm X Essays

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Main Stream Press vs Online Internet Media


News has always come in many different fashions, whether it is hard news, editorial or opinionated there has always been many sides represented or expressed for one purpose or another. But the way news has been delivered or shared has changed so rapidly that the process of how the news is spread or where it is read can change so many different minds and opinions of the readers or viewers simply because of the progression of technology as a whole. Not just for the news corporations but also for the viewers and the power to access so many different and vast news articles at the tip of a finger. The mass differences in the Main Stream Press and news media content found on the internet can make people have opposing views about the same story simply because of how it is covered or shown to the viewers. For example the topic of Gay Marriage rights have been a hot debate for some time now and shows us the opposing views of Main Stream and Online internet media’s.

The New York Times does a great job of not showing just one opposing sides view but the views from every angle and each prospective. This only helps their reputation for being an unbiased form of news coverage. As an example writer Eric Eckholm takes us through the reactions of both sides after a major legislative committee forwarded a bill to the state senate, ““We think that when the vote is called, we can win,” Ray Sullivan, campaign director of Rhode Islanders United for Marriage, said Tuesday afternoon of the imminent Senate vote .A similar bill passed the House in January by a vote of 51 to 19, and Gov. Lincoln Chafee, a onetime Republican who is now an independent, has strongly supported “marriage equality.” Brian Brown, the president of the National Organization for Marriage, which has lobbied against expanding marriage rights in Rhode Island and other states, said that “this bill can still be stopped.”(www.nytimes.com) Eckholm definitely gives us both sides reactions to the same bill which shows us that he is not only unbiased but giving the readers the truth. Because of the structure on how The New York Times delivers there coverage of the story almost as a guide in the sense that the don’t just project one side of the story but take you through the entire process as if you were there and giving you the insight of how the entire process unfolds and the thoughts and opinions of the legislators themselves. The NY Times is also great and differs from other new sources by educating younger viewers in an unbiased manor but while also getting them involved in the sense that they see in articles that there are young republicans being active which could intern invoke the readers to become more active. Parker portrays the arguments in a simplistic manner that would is more regonizable to younger readers, “Do you want to tell your friends when you’re out with them on a Friday night that they can’t get married? No, you don’t want to have that discussion, but you want to have a healthy discussion.” (www.nytimes.com) This simple thought gets the readers minds rolling on the subject with just a hint of aggression in her question to get both sides of the spectrum to the debate table. By subjecting this question in such a relatable fashion for younger readers it allows them to get the foot in the door on the entire process and topic without swaying them one way or another.
Looking at other sources of news which are online like the Huffington Post and how the differentiate from The New York Times. One writer illustrates the effects of both parties reactions to the Marriage Equality Bill being in front of the lawmakers but does so in a way that shows favorability to one side. They give you just enough information of both sides reactions to enable to draw affect to one sides view but then they some give you a gentle push in on direction hoping you will cling this feeling of affect to a certain…