How did/does technology affect objectivity? How do multiple developments in technology effect society and challenge a journalists’ ability to communicate. Correlate speed (in any epoch/era) and the profound affect it makes on the need for First Amendment privileges.
On September 25, 1789 the First Amendment was submitted to the states for ratification in order to fix the Constitution that lacked guarantees for civil liberties. On December 15, 1791, it was adopted. The First is part of the Bill of Rights and prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances. The First Amendment doesn’t give you rights; rather, it censors the Government from preventing you from doing certain things. The First Amendment has had a vast effect on journalism. Because the First Amendment censors the Government from preventing you from doing certain things, Journalists rely on these rights in order to get the truth out to the public. Firstly, during the debate over whether a Bill of Rights, and more particularly the First Amendment, was going to be added to the Constitution, newspapers helped to bring public awareness to the debate. America’s first newspaper, Publick Occurrences, emerged in Boston in 1690, the Colonial press occupied an important role in the formation of the republic. The newly invented printing press helped make printed word a huge deal nation wide. These newspapers were a tremendous cultural force in shaping the public’s opinions and more importantly their ideas. Technology had a huge effect on objectivity, with the creation of the printing press during the Printing Revolution, and eventually the improvements with the printing press evolved into specialty magazines and newspapers;