A good example of the structural biases of television news may be seen in the handling of the Elizabeth Smart disappearance versus the more than 100 missing children in the Florida Department of Children & Families case. Smart’s case saturates the news. The Florida case does not.
The Rhetorica Network
I offer commentary on the rhetoric of the American conversation, especially as it unfolds in documentary film, the news media, and politics. Check out my feeds on Twitter and Instagram. Also be sure to see my work at Carbon Trace Productions, a non-profit documentary film studio in Springfield, Missouri. I am a Professor of Media & Journalism at Missouri State University. I teach classes in mobile journalism and documentary filmmaking.
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