Leid Stories Stories and news that affect us all

April 23, 2013  

Continuing with our coursework in media literacy, Leid Stories examines the mainstream media’s self-assigned role in a perceived “national crisis.” Coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath continues to reflect and reinforce the desired objectives of the state, even at the expense of journalistic independence and integrity. There is a shared mission, after all, and the media are obligated to fulfill its part of the bargain, providing the “information” necessary to maintain order, national identity and the mechanisms of social control.

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