Abstract

Television news contains factors of time constraints and deadlines that add pressures to the underlying rules of objectivity, fairness, and bias. This study seeks to determine if the elements of "responsible journalism" dissipate in television news coverage of a highly significant, developing news story. In other words, how well do the rules hold up under pressure? The momentous story selected for observation was the Mark Hofmann bombings in Salt Lake City, Utah. The focus centered on the coverage by local stations rather than the network television news operations.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Fine Arts and Communications; Communications

Rights

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Date Submitted

1989

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm655

Keywords

Mark Hofmann, Journalism

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