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Case Study 3: Make News Not War

March 13, 2013

Micro Issues

1. I feel as if Amanpour tried getting the peoples attention but no one wanted to listen.  Eventually she decided to take matters into her own hands and influence the U.S. foreign policy.  There are plenty of problems out there and because she felt so strongly about this issue she decided to take actions into her own hands.  I don’t think that this was the smartest choice.

2. If she would have kept to herself and had not tried to influence U.S. policy she probably still would have got involved.  She wouldn’t have been involved in the illegal acts, but I feel as if she would have spoke out about the issues, and then continued with embarassing the administration. 

Midrange Issues

1. There are times when when I do believe it is good to speak out about what is going on in the world.  But I don’t think that if you are a journalist I don’t think that your opinion should get in the way of your professional responsibilities.  If you feel strongly about a certain topic it may become necessary to fulfill your duties for your job.

2. To be completely honest, I don’t know whether or not they should testify.  It would be of help considering that they were there at the scene while things were going on.  While that is important, there are some things that happen that aren’t suppose to be shared with the world.  I feel as if their input would be helpful in the long run, as long as their bias opinions didn’t get involved.

Macro Issue

1. It is not naive for journalists to let readers make up their own minds.  Journalists are there to help people stay informed about certain topics, but in the long run, the viewers make up their mind on what they believe to be right or wrong.  Journalists do have a lot of power when it comes to influencing the public eye.  But it is also our jobs to not be naive about certain issues and do more research on those things that we are uncertain about.

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