Saturday, February 09, 2008
PhotoHunt 96/3: Heavy
I can almost hear James Earl Jones's "This is CNN" reverberate as I stood at the foreground of the network's ten-or-so-foot signage in its Atlanta, Georgia headquarters, December of 2006. As a tv addict and news junkie, it was an absolute thrill to be in their HQ, go through the Inside CNN tour, and see the television entity in action, usually separated from me by thousands of kilometers now just a thick pane of glass away.
More than the size of the ubiquitous red-and-white logo, the Cable News Network has made its presence felt in world affairs so much so that there is a political science and media arts theory called the CNN effect. As I understand it, this theory simply states that events gain a global audience- which may translate to the exponential rise of it significance- when broadcast by CNN and other networks of similar genre and penetration.
Instant stardom for protagonists, infamy for evil-doers.