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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.

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17 Comments:

Blogger TiOheM said...

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

Saturday, February 09, 2008 8:32:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

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

Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:13:00 PM  
Blogger Carver said...

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

Saturday, February 09, 2008 9:16:00 PM  
Blogger Em Dy said...

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.

Saturday, February 09, 2008 10:46:00 PM  
Blogger Katney said...

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:04:00 AM  
Blogger 2cents said...

Great photo, thanks for sharing.

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Sarge Charlie said...

I find Fox to be a better source for news

Sunday, February 10, 2008 3:32:00 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 4:28:00 AM  
Blogger Dragonstar said...

That's a different take - very interesting.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 5:50:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 6:44:00 AM  
Blogger Andrée said...

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 7:57:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

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

Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:51:00 AM  
Blogger Hootin' Anni said...

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!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008 6:34:00 PM  
OpenID monaco said...

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.

Monday, February 11, 2008 9:47:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

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".

Monday, February 11, 2008 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger kegler747 said...

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

Monday, February 11, 2008 5:03:00 PM  
Blogger ian said...

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

Monday, February 11, 2008 8:47:00 PM  

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