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Newsmaking. Originally associated with reporting on current events via the printed page, currently journalism is understood as a richly complex negotiation of personal judgement, access to information, language and narrative choices, a range of analytical lenses, and the subsequent dissemination of information. These elements combine to produce "news" in the belief, or hope, that if one can observe the world, then one can know it. However, because of the range of elements listed above, the "truth" and "objectivity" of journalistic practices themselves can and should be understood as always under scrutiny.

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"TV news for fifth graders, October 22, 2010" by woodley wonderworks.

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