Drama and Journalism

Having studied the use of art as propaganda in my college years I have often wondered about the use of drama in journalism. When I watch major cable news they seem more like a theatre production where the facts take a back-seat and the ‘story’ is priority. This sounds fine until the drama and emotion overshadow or blot out the facts of the story. Then the story can be used to influence people to act one way or another based on some ideology or agenda. So when I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR the other day, Lawrence Wright…