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What is Media Manipulation?--A Definition and Explanation

Roots Of Media Manipulation

Media manipulation exploits the difference between perception and reality using the still remaining trust for truthful content it once had. But the current fast and hyper-competitive nature of the media business driven by clicks and often guided by untrained bloggers or malicious sources contributes to the spread of misinformation even among the mainstream media.

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What is Media Manipulation?--A Definition and Explanation

What is Media Manipulation?--A Definition and Explanation

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ryanholiday/2012/07/16/what-is-media-manipulation-a-definition-and-explanation/

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"Getting it right is expensive, getting it first is cheap."

 - Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, on news.

"Getting it right is expensive, getting it first is cheap."

 - Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch, on news.

Media Manipulation

It’s when media uses its reach and persuasion power to make people do or think things they otherwise would not. This often comes in the form of exaggeration, distortion, fabrication and simplification.

Roots Of Media Manipulation

Media manipulation exploits the difference between perception and reality using the still remaining trust for truthful content it once had. But the current fast and hyper-competitive nature of the media business driven by clicks and often guided by untrained bloggers or malicious sources contributes to the spread of misinformation even among the mainstream media.

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    Carl Sagan

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    A Definition of values

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    Choosing Core Values

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    3. See a career counsellor as they are able to help match their clients to a compatible career area.

    4. Use an online values inventory. 
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    At times two cherished values will be in conflict.  

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    Select your top six to eight values. Some of these values may change as you face new situations.

    Examples of values: financial security, compassion, health/fitness, nature, accomplishment,...

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    • Identify and write down six people who are important role models or valued connections for you.
    • Think of the values they embody. 

    See a Career Counselor

    Your values are a major determinant of career choice, work decisions, and career transitions, as each may lead you down a different career path. 

    That’s why career counselors have a large toolbox of strategies and inventories, including values inventories to help match their clients to a compatible career area.

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