THE RELIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH MONOLOGIC MEDIA
Recent investigation made by the Sydney Morning Herald has proven that a majority (87 percent of people in Australia) receive their news from media proprietor’s made by television news programs. I really question this statement as I believe television news programs are totally outdated. I believe there are two extremes to gain news from, these being:
‘Old’ media such as newspapers, and radio fare (Baby Boomers)
The internet (Generation X,Y,Z)
With this in mind there is no place for television as a platform to receive news.
‘Monologic’ media refers to the dissemination of communication told by one individual to a wider community. This teacher centred position is the role media platforms including ‘newspapers’, and ‘radio’ are based around as they elaborate on current affairs through one persons perspective. This perspective is then further on looked by a gatekeeper (for instance a news publisher). This gatekeeper ensures the news is credible for the public eye in order to entice a wide audience. The prefix mono means ‘one’ which proves my point exactly as the monologic news viewed by predominately baby boomer audiences will always be biased. This news is just a reflection of one persons perspective of a situation and can most definitely be classified ‘fake news’.
Where as the news viewed on the internet is classified ‘Dialogic’ meaning there is an acceptance for conversation and dialogue. This is beneficial to news reports as one can receive the perspective of many different views of the situation. Therefore this does not make what is being reported ‘biased’. These dialogic media users are found on social media (Facebook), which when asking an individual from generations X,Y, and Z is the major platform they source their news from.
So therefore can we really trust what our grandparents are telling us about current affairs if their news source may be a biased monologic radio interview…