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 I really question this statement as I believe television news programs are totally outdated.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:

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Old’ media such as newspapers, and radio fare (Baby Boomers)

or

The internet (Generation X,Y,Z)

With this in mind there is no place for television as a platform to receive news.

downloadMonologic’ 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’. 

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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.

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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…

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2 thoughts on “

  1. Mia Hull says:

    Cool post April; I think you made an interesting point about dialogue’s benefit to “news reports” online. Do you think that sometimes this dialogue actually isn’t beneficial to anyone? Even in instances outside of “news viewed online”, dialogic media can potentially come at the detriment to people participating in the network: we saw this in the demise of Shia Labeouf’s ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ flag (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/celebrities-gone-bad/trolls-do-cialevel-research-to-ruin-shia-labeoufs-trump-protest/news-story/87ea1fe5e172eae037f7c567e4542c89), which was located and stolen as a result of this conversational paradigm.

    Moreover, I think the information you included about fake news discredits your point about the reliability of monologic media. I think it’d be good for you to read this articles (http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/fake-news) which points out some of the attributions of fake news: it notes that fake news is made with the “intent to manipulate”. Just because “television news programs” embody legacy media’s typically centralised network (and are therefore monologic forms of communication) does not mean they are fake news. Operating ‘one too many’ doesn’t necessarily translate to ‘intent to mislead’. I think your post would’ve been stronger had you mentioned the relationship between fake news and “news viewed online”; that is the Internet has no “gate keeper” and thus no quality control. As such, this is where fake news is more likely to be spread.

    I hope this helps.

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