De-constructing constructed news events
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This dissertation will attempt to de-construct the historical and social events that have led to the creation of constructed news events. In determining the creation of these events we examine the creation of the medium of electronic broadcasting and its technological development. Using the theories presented by contemporary scholars, Marshall McLuhan and Raymond Williams, this paper will attempt to explain through deterministic theory what influenced the medium of broadcastings creation as well as the subsequent medium of broadcast news. Taking the concepts learned from this analysis and combined with research into the social and operational history of the broadcast medium, this paper will highlight the interactions of the medium with governmental action including regulation and the actions of the Executive Branch. The conclusion that will be made is that constructed news events are a direct result of a hybrid understanding of media determinism and constructed perceptions of the medium by American culture.