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Vassar Scholarship, the institutional repository formerly known as Digital Window, reflects the research and scholarly output of the Vassar College community.  It provides access to a variety of collections, including senior theses and projects across a wide range of disciplines.

Infotainment: the pressure of ratings and their dangers for democracy in cable news

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In this thesis I argue that through the necessity to generate a profit, cable news organizations focus on attracting the most viewers so that they can then charge more for advertising and in turn make more money. This symbiotic relationship...