Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on National Embedded Media. It needs to be at least 1250 words. The media also ensures that the countrymen know why their country is at war and what the day-to-day occurrences are. This would not only lead to national integrity but would also infuse more trust, a strong back-up, and patriotism. It would serve as a unifying force. Apart from this, the negative effect it can have is that it could provide fodder for gossip, malicious reports, and wrong information.
It all started with the Spanish-American War in 1898, which was certainly an important event in shaping the history of America. The War was called the ‘Newspaper War’, because of the huge role played by the press, in covering the events and instances of the war. When an American warship, USS Maine, was destroyed in the Cuban harbor, the media played a very prominent role in influencing public opinion and instigating them to such a great extent that war followed two months after the incident. One still needs to contemplate critically over the idea, if the media actually reflected the public’s desire to go to war actually played a role in instigating and provoking the reaction.
When the Cuban rebellion took place, newspapers went berserk with news pertaining to the rebellion, which became the prime selling point for them. “The rising circulation rates of the Journal and other New York newspapers during this period of “jingoism” show that the drama made money, and the competition was too tight to throw the money away. Many papers lowered standards so much that they routinely carried news items directly off the pages of their rivals.” (http://www.humboldt.edu/~jcb10/spanwar.shtml)
In fact, this is considered one of the originating events of what we call ‘Yellow Journalism’ or sensationalization, today.