Bias in the contemporary commercialization of the media

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At the same time, Greek journalism has been directed more by the needs of competition among TV channels than by a solid, widely-accepted professional conscience, despite a number of calls by journalists for professionalization.

Our aim was to compare the agenda of TV news bulletins in the era of state monopoly and in the era of deregulation and privatization in terms of subjects of news and time given to these news categories.

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This rapid transformation has taken place in the absence of a solid tradition of professional training, and with no real thought for examining and elaborating a solid code of ethics accepted and applied by all journal- ists.

The Newspapers Almost if I was being selfish for being unaware, because I felt some of these stereotypes or media bias did not affect me.

Bias in the contemporary commercialization of the media

All around the world, America is seen as a country of colors, yet mass media does not recognize that fact. Regarding international news we broadly divided it into two general categories: political and non-political. Indeed, since and especially since the mid s, one notes a series of dysfunctions, problems and impasses in all areas of social communication and material production. These people i. Although journal- ism appears to play a more active social role today in Greece, giving the impression that it sets the agenda and represents the citizen, in the final analysis it is influenced by the economic needs of the news organizations in which its members are employed. The over-extended state, meanwhile, is considered by the private interests as the place to make business e. Greek television has undergone complete commercialization since the s, adapting to a market-oriented structure with more channels, more advertising, more program imports mainly from the USA , more sensationalism and more domestic productions, which are mostly imitations of US programs adjusted for the Greek market. Europe may be the best place to examine this process, since the rapid commer- cialization of diverse European media systems has affected Euro- pean journalism and political communication. I felt that before this class I was unaware of how negative these stereotypes and portrayals really were.

Most Greek politicians now claim that control over the media equals political power. Kathimerini Our analysis adds to a growing literature that analyzes media gatekeeping for individual party messages.

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The over-extended state, meanwhile, is considered by the private interests as the place to make business e. The result has been a speedy growth in awareness of the crisis, coupled with an inability to understand it rationally or to confront it practically. Not to mislead us and not to lie to us. Our aim was to compare the agenda of TV news bulletins in the era of state monopoly and in the era of deregulation and privatization in terms of subjects of news and time given to these news categories. One is a more traditional journalism related more to print media and the second is a more market-oriented journalism related to electronic media. In the early days of the modern Greek state there was a well known phrase regarding the relationship between press owners and political power: "Either you give me a ministry or I publish a newspaper. This does not mean,. In the new media environment, Greek TV journalists have to adopt their style of news reporting in order to capture the attention of the ordinary citizen. European Journal of Communication 8: 1, The media comes in all different shapes, whether it is propaganda, a commercial, advertisements and even newspaper articles can influence and individual minds. This is due, to a large extent, to television. If the producers lack footage, they turn to their archives or to related fictional programs. Moreover, accusations concerning scandals and corruption at high levels have become frequent themes on the public agenda. It seems that we have entered a new era of "interplay" between media owners and politicians.

Leandros, Nicos Similar statements have been made by other politicians The realization of this vulnerability, in my opinion, has caused politicians to seek ways, albeit silently, to re-control the electronic media.

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Partisan Bias in Message Selection: Media Gatekeeping of Party Press Releases