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By Stacy Keach

Stacy Keach is understood for motion picture roles like fats urban and American historical past X and the tv sequence Titus, and naturally Mike Hammer, yet he's additionally respected within the as a major actor who's captivated with his craft. In his lengthy, striking profession, he has been hailed as America's best classical level actor, incomes popularity of his portrayals of Hamlet, Macbeth, Richard III, and King Lear. He has labored along and turn into acquaintances with the giants of yankee tradition, from Joseph Papp to George C. Scott, from James Earl Jones to Oliver Stone.Keach's memoir starts off with the riveting account of his arrest in London for cocaine ownership. he's taking readers via his trial and his time at interpreting reformatory as he battles his drug dependancy after which fights to restore his profession. Keach poignantly unearths his performing insecurities and courting struggles. All in All is stuffed with worthwhile behind the curtain Hollywood moments and friendships—from his late-night pool and backgammon showdowns with John Huston to his passionate dating with Judy Collins.

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For example, a 1997 BBC radio news report on the increased risk of thrombosis associated with a new contraceptive pill for women led, following a sudden decline in the use of the pill, to an increased number of unwanted pregnancies. While the degree of risk associated with the contraceptive was minuscule, the health problems caused to at least some women by the reportage and its effect on their behaviour were substantial. It is estimated that several hundred women died in child-birth who would not have otherwise, simply because they were discouraged from taking the pill by exaggerated media coverage of its harmful effects.

1978, p. 157) Criticism of objectivity can be divided into two broad categories. First, there is the criticism, usually based on empirical research 37 THE VIEW FROM THE ACADEMY (content analysis), that journalism is biased, that it falls short of the normative standard of objectivity. As we have seen, liberal pluralism accords journalism a key role in the orderly reproduction of democratic societies. Jeffrey Alexander, for example, defines the social role of the news media in the following terms: by daily exposing and reformulating itself vis à vis changing values, group formations, and objective economic and political conditions, the media allows ‘public opinion’ to be organized responsively on a mass basis.

The task of journalism is ‘to make information publicly available’ (Bruhn-Jensen, 1986, p. 31), this being ‘one basic ingredient of the public sphere . . required for public participation in discussion and decisions’. The view of journalism’s social role as essentially benevolent is underpinned by the ‘uses and gratifications’ approach to media effects, which asserts that the media in general have only a limited impact on the audience, who ‘use’ their content to ‘gratify’ particular needs, such as ‘surveillance of the environment’.

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