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.

17 comments:

  1. Nice shot and picture. Just noticed your typo - "here".

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  2. thanks for visiting and the head's up! =]

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  3. Good take on the theme and boy is that a huge, and heavy looking sign. Have a great weekend.

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  4. TV junkie? I'm sure you'd also want to be seen on The Today Show. He he. That always amazes me, placards and all.

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  5. It looks like you got a HEAVY dose of the kind of sights you wanted on that trip.

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  6. Great photo, thanks for sharing.

    Mine is up at
    4SeasonsOfMyLife
    . Hope you can visit me too. Happy Photo Hunting.

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  7. I find Fox to be a better source for news

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  8. Oh this is perfect for this week theme.
    Mine is up too:
    Every Beat Of My Heart

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  9. That's a different take - very interesting.

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  10. I always like different and creative takes on things! Great take on this weeks theme! Happy Weekend! :)

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  11. Look how happy you are! Congratulations! My Photo Hunt — Heavy is here. Thank you.

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  12. thanks for visiting, everyone! glad you found interesting my unusual interpretation of HEAVY =]

    CNN is more dominant here in the Philippines vs Fox. I've seen their broadcasts though- through their own network and through features of Jon Stewart =]- and they offer a, um, different perspective of news =]

    Dr Em: the Today Show-goers' placards remind me of- gasp!- Wowowee TFC subscribers watching the live telecast in ABS-CBN studios hehe

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  13. Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

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  14. haven't done the photohunt the past two weeks but hope to be back next week. I'm a CNN fan myself. how I wish our pinoy TV news would be as objective CNN.

    you have a great bloh here Ian. will definitely be back.

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  15. monaco- the PhotoHunt somehow merges my two loves- words and pictures =] looking forward to the product of your succeeding hunts!

    CNN is not perfect, of course. but yeah, network news in the Philippines needs to rid itself of the gore and sensationalism that somehow diminishes its "credibility".

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  16. Ano ba yung "heavy"? yung sign o yung nagpapapicture? hehehe, joke lang po :)

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  17. makapal lang yung suot ko kaya ako mukhang, um, heavy hahahaha glad you visited, carlo!

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