Sample Film Studies Paper on Corbett Report

Corbett Report

Alternative media sources have gained popularity since they contrast mainstream media in terms of production, content, or distribution. Proponents of alternative media argue that mainstream media is significantly under the control of the government and, as a result, it is used primarily in the spread of propaganda (Spitulnik, 2017). The Corbett Report is one of the independent alternative media sources that provides podcasts and operates in the principle of open source intelligence. The author, in addition to his research, obtains information from his supporters through the internet and social networks such as Twitter. The media source provides videos, articles, interviews, breaking news, and important issues from false flag error and 9/11 Truth to eugenics, Central Banking fraud, Big Brother police state and more.

The Corbett Report was launched in 2007 by James Corbett while he was seeking to look for answers about attacks of September 2001. James Corbett prolifically hosts, produces and writes documentaries, articles, interviews, videos, and podcasts that present a contextualization and analysis of economies, news, history, politics, and societies. The workforce of Corbett Report mainly comprises of James Corbett who is joined by other speakers to discuss on selected topics. Consequently, the shows are recorded and published on YouTube channels for viewers to view. The ownership would be defined as an alternative because the media source is free from the influence of cooperates or the government`s interests. The workforce can be defined as an alternative because the information is obtained from a person`s perspective, which in most cases is not supported by any evidence. Moreover, the programming of the Corbett Report may be defined as alternative because it seeks to provide a different viewpoint from that offered by the mainstream media.

An alternative media is a mass media that offers a challenge to the structures, production, distribution, and reception of the mainstream media. Journalism is a profession that lies in the wage-labor class and is confronted with both political and cooperate pressures, which challenges the model of production. The content and form of the mainstream media are ideological since they are defined by information that is sellable and popular. The democratic implications of having an alternative media source are that people will be able to make informed decisions when it comes to choosing their leaders since information can be easily accessed. Notably, in the current generation, the internet has made it possible for individuals to access alternative sources of information such as independent media outlets and websites. However, alternative sources of information can have a negative impact more so the youths by swaying their political preference to either the opposition or to the ruling political parties. In addition, alternative sources of information may make people lose trust in the content contained in the mainstream sources due to the belief that they are under the control of the government (Liew & Kevan, 2012).

To sum up, the advent of the internet has made it possible for individuals to access vast sources of information. Alternative sources of information are mass media channels that operate differently from the mainstream media in terms of their production, content, and distribution. Proponents of the alternative media argue that mainstream media is so much under the control of the government and, as a result, it is used as a propaganda machine. One of the independent mainstream media is the “The Corbett Report” which provides podcasts and operates in the principle of open source intelligence, where the author, in addition to his research, obtains information from his supporters through the internet and social networks such as Twitter. The democratic implications of having an alternative media are that it provides information that can be accessed by anyone, hence, assisting individuals in making informed decisions when it comes to selecting their leaders as well as avoid manipulation by the government.

 

 

References

Liew, C. K., & Kevan, L. C. L. (2012). The Influence of Alternative News Media towards The Political Preference of Malaysian Young Generation. International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/6125890/The_Influence_of_Alternative_News_Media_towards_The_Political_Preference_Of_Malaysian_Young_Generation

Spitulnik, D. (2017). Alternative small media and communicative spaces. In Media and democracy in Africa (pp. 177-205). Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781351506380/chapters/10.4324%2F9780203785980-8